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Twins top Royals 4-3, move closer to AL Central title

Sep. 21, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two years ago, Randy Dobnak had no idea he would be pitching in the majors this September. Without worry, Dobnak and his girlfriend planned their wedding. Now he's getting married eight days after his first big league win. Dobnak pitched 5 1/3 effective innings, and the Minnesota Twins...

Cruz hits 2 of 4 homers by Twins in 8-5 win over Royals

Sep. 20, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Minnesota Twins facing an early deficit, Nelson Cruz fixed that with one big swing. The 39-year-old designated hitter has sure had his hand in a lot of this team's remarkable success. Cruz hit two of Minnesota's four home runs and matched his season high with five RBIs, igniting...

LEADING OFF: Yanks try to clinch AL East, Cards-Cubs rivalry

Sep. 19, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SO CLOSE The Yankees can clinch their first AL East title since 2012 with a win over the Angels in the Bronx. New York pushed back J.A. Happ's scheduled start by a day and will throw Masahiro Tanaka (10-8, 4.60 ERA) against Los Angeles. The Yankees' magic number...

Twins lose 3-1 to White Sox, division lead trimmed to 4

Sep. 19, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shutting down the Minnesota Twins' lineup hasn't been easy this season. Eight pitchers and a perfect throw from the outfield were necessary for the Chicago White Sox to do it Wednesday night. Held without a hit until the sixth inning, the Twins managed only three in 3-1 loss that shrunk...

Twins top White Sox 9-8 on bases-loaded hit by pitch in 12th

Sep. 18, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins feted their fourth walk-off win in this remarkable season with a bath of water and bubble gum for Ronald Torreyes, whose bases-loaded hit by pitch in the three-run 12th inning brought them one step closer to their first American League Central title in nine years....

Twins beat White Sox 5-3, open 5-game AL Central lead

Sep. 17, 2019 12:41 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the Minnesota Twins move closer to a postseason berth, José Berríos' confidence grows. Berríos pitched into the eighth inning to win his second straight start, Mitch Garver hit a go-ahead double and the Twins rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Monday night....

Indians trim Twins 7-5 to salvage AL Central series finale

Sep. 15, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — After getting rained out, beaten twice and nearly counted out, the Indians saved something from their biggest weekend this season. They're not finished yet. "We're going to keep fighting," said starter Shane Bieber. The Indians kept their faint hopes of winning the AL Central alive on...

SanĂ³'s grand slam leads Twins to sweep of Indians

Sep. 15, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — With one swing Miguel Sanó sent the Minnesota Twins to a doubleheader sweep and maybe a division title. Sanó's grand slam capped a five-run eighth inning and the Twins grabbed firm control of the AL Central by beating the Cleveland Indians 9-5, completing the sweep of Saturday's...

LEADING OFF: Twins-Indians play 2; Greinke starts for Astros

Sep. 13, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: CENTRAL RACE The weekend's AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland will start with a doubleheader. The teams played two full innings Friday night before thunderstorms swept through Progressive Field, and the game was called after a wait of...

Twins-Indians opener postponed, doubleheader Saturday

Sep. 13, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis found a silver lining under the dark clouds — and the rain. After the opener of a three-game AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland was washed out Friday night because of thunderstorms, Kipnis said playing a doubleheader on Saturday may benefit the...