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Defending AL champ Rays poised to open ALDS against Red Sox

Oct. 06, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have won more games than any other team in the American League over the past two seasons, going about their business with a quiet confidence that has the full attention of the Boston Red Sox. The AL East rivals meet in a...

Twins reassign hitting coach Varela; have 3 staff openings

Oct. 06, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins reassigned hitting coach Edgar Varela to a minor league role Wednesday and now have three openings to fill on manager Rocco Baldelli's staff. Varela held the position for two seasons. He was the club's minor league field...

After pitching-fueled 1st-to-last flop, Twins resist rebuild

Oct. 04, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The falloff the Minnesota Twins experienced after two straight division titles could be traced in some places to natural regression. The real surprise was how sharply and swiftly they faded. The Twins lost five straight games...

Luis Rojas out as Mets manager after 2 losing seasons

Oct. 04, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For a while this summer, Luis Rojas was a potential Manager of the Year contender. Just a few months later, he's out of a job. Rojas was let go as New York Mets manager on Monday after two losing seasons. The team declined its option...

Buxton, Polanco HR, Twins top Royals; Perez tied for HR lead

Oct. 03, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco hit homers and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 Sunday in their final game of the season. Royals star Salvador Perez went 0 for 2 with a walk and finished in a tie with Toronto’s Vladimir...

Jax sharp as Twins stop Perez, shut out Royals 4-0

Oct. 02, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Griffin Jax and a trio of relievers combined on a three-hitter and the Minnesota Twins blanked Salvador Perez and the Kansas City Royals 4-0 Saturday night. Perez was hitless in four at-bats for the second straight night as he tries to break the...

Goodrum, Tigers defeat Twins 10-7 in slugfest with 7 homers

Oct. 01, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Niko Goodrum homered twice and drove in four runs, Jonathan Schoop hit a solo homer and the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-7 on Thursday night in a slugfest with seven homers. Dustin Garneau’s sacrifice fly and Willi...

Polanco, Pineda help Twins beat Tigers 5-2

Sep. 29, 2021 23:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco launched a three-run homer and Michael Pineda was solid in his last start of the year as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 on Wednesday night. Minnesota began the game with three hits against right-hander Casey Mize. After...

Sanó homers, Twins withstand late rally to beat Tigers 3-2

Sep. 29, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó homered and Minnesota pitchers shut down Detroit until the ninth inning, as the Twins beat the Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Caleb Thielbar (7-0) was one of four relievers with scoreless innings in relief of starter Charlie Barnes....

Jansen, Springer homer, Blue Jays beat Twins, keep pressure

Sep. 26, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Danny Jansen hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, George Springer also went deep and the Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 Sunday to maintain pressure in the AL wild-card race before heading to Toronto for their final homestand. Toronto will enter...