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Triston McKenzie, Indians take 1st game; Twins gain DH split

Sep. 14, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Triston McKenzie was sent to Triple-A four times this season, as the lanky 24-year-old worked through some early struggles. Now Cleveland has another budding star pitcher, turning in one stellar start after another. McKenzie...

Gordon has RBI single in 9th, Twins beat Rays 6-5

Sep. 05, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nick Gordon had a game-tying seventh-inning RBI single and a go-ahead run-scoring base-hit in the ninth as the Minnesota Twins beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, scheduled to leave the team...

Sale and Dalbec lead Red Sox to 12-2 rout of Twins

Aug. 26, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale joined Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax as the only pitchers on record with three immaculate innings, Bobby Dalbec homered twice and Boston beat the Minnesota Twins 12-2 on Thursday night. Dalbec drove in seven runs and Rafael Devers hit...

Cole pitches streaking Yanks past Twins; Sunday's game PPD

Aug. 21, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out Josh Donaldson with the bases loaded to end the fifth inning and got through the sixth throwing shutout ball, and the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 Saturday for their season-high ninth straight win. Giancarlo...

Astudillo sparks Twins in 4-3 win as Sox streak ends at 4

Aug. 11, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dallas Keuchel was out of whack at the start with three walks in a two-run first inning. The pitch that truly hurt the Chicago left-hander was the one he wanted to keep way out of the strike zone against Willians Astudillo, but Minnesota's energy man...

Rookie Jax has solid start, helps Twins beat Astros 5-3

Aug. 06, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Griffin Jax is making the most of his opportunity to start in the majors, and highlighted his skills Thursday night by stifling one of baseball's toughest lineups. The Minnesota Twins got a solid start from Jax, and Andrelton Simmons drove in two...

Cabrera, Haase power Tigers past Twins 6-5 in 11th innings

Jul. 28, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a run-scoring single in the 11th inning after Eric Haase tied the game with a grand slam with one out in the top of the ninth as the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Tuesday night. Cabrera’s hit scored automatic...

Kepler's RBI single gives Twins 6-5 win vs Tigers in 10

Jul. 27, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler's RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning against All-Star closer Gregory Soto gave the Minnesota Twins a 6-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Soto walked the bases loaded in the ninth before striking out Willians...

Mayfield's 3-run homer off Maeda leads Angels past Twins 3-2

Jul. 23, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Heaney found his groove, retiring the last 11 batters he faced. The left-hander rediscovered his belief in his own ability, too. Jack Mayfield hit a three-run homer and Heaney finished seven innings for his longest start...

Kepler, Polanco power Twins past AL Central-leading Chicago

Jul. 22, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered for a second straight game, Jorge Polanco also went deep, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Wednesday night. The Twins beat the AL Central leaders for just the fourth time in 16 games. They bounced back after...