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Shildt wins NL Manager of the Year days after mom's death

Nov. 12, 2019 9:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Shildt began his life in baseball at his mom's side, tagging along with her to work at a Double-A ballpark and picking up odd jobs around the clubhouse. When Shildt was recognized Tuesday night for the career that has followed, the late Lib Shildt was the first thing on his mind. "My...

Swept out of playoffs, Twins still proud of 101-win season

Oct. 8, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While the New York Yankees were dousing themselves with cheap drinks down the hall in the Target Field basement, the Minnesota Twins were left to wonder how 101 wins, 307 homers and so much summer fun could lead to such an abrupt autumn exit. Minnesota's major league record streak of 16...

Streak stretches on: Twins take 16th straight playoff loss

Oct. 8, 2019 3:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The night began with Torii Hunter throwing the ceremonial first pitch to Joe Mauer, energizing the over-capacity crowd gathered for the first postseason game at Target Field since 2010, the year the ballpark opened. The evening ended in familiar deflation for the Twins, with two more...

Torres leads Yankees to 5-1 win and sweep of Twins

Oct. 8, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The last time the New York Yankees won the World Series, a full decade ago, Gleyber Torres was not yet a teenager in Venezuela. Boosted by an age-defiant performance by their 22-year-old star second baseman, the Yankees moved one step closer to that elusive trophy. Torres got New York...

Gregorius, Yanks stagger Twins again, lead ALDS 2-0

Oct. 5, 2019 10:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 103-win New York Yankees ran out identical, relentless lineups in consecutive games for the first time all year, and manager Aaron Boone believes he knows what's next for the A-team Bombers. "Throttle down," he said. Didi Gregorius hooked a slump-busting grand slam during a seven-run...

Yanks' Encarnación, Twins' Arráez start ALDS opener

Oct. 4, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Encarnación has been inserted into the cleanup spot as the designated hitter for the New York Yankees' AL Division Series opener against the Minnesota Twins after recovering from a strained left oblique that had sidelined him since Sept. 12. DJ LeMahieu was at first base and...

A capsule look at the Twins-Yankees playoff series

Oct. 3, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at New York, 7:07 p.m. (MLB); Game 2, Saturday, at New York, 5:07 p.m. (FS1); Game 3, Monday, Oct. 7, at Minnesota, TBA (FS1 or MLB); x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct....

Yanks-Twins: the Bronx Bombers vs. the Bomba Squad

Oct. 3, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bronx Bombers vs. the Bomba Squad, matchup of the big league heavyweights. Given the peerless power of the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins, their AL Division Series seems as much bout as baseball. "It's cool what both our teams were able to do with the home run," Yankees slugger...

Nationals beat Indians 10-7, will host NL wild-card game

Sep. 29, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals assured themselves of hosting the NL wild-card game by holding on to beat the already-eliminated Cleveland Indians 10-7 Saturday with the help of a grand slam in a nine-run second inning from Gerardo Parra. Nationals Park will be the site of a win-or-go-home game...

Arraez gets hurt in Twins' 4-3 victory over Royals

Sep. 28, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was a tough moment for rookie third baseman Luis Arraez. It could have been a lot worse. Arraez sprained his right ankle during the seventh inning of Minnesota's 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, leaving his status for the Twins' AL Division Series against the...