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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dane Dunning delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Dunning pitches White Sox past Twins for 6th straight win

Sep. 16, 2020 12:55 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pitching in a big game during a pennant race, Dane Dunning resembled a seasoned veteran in only his fifth major league start. He had some company, too. No longer just a bunch of promising young kids, the Chicago White Sox are looking down at the rest of the American League. Dunning tossed...

Chicago White Sox's Adam Engel (15) celebrates with catcher Yasmani Grandal and relief pitcher Alex Colome the team's 3-1 win over the Minnesota Twins after a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Engel gets big hit as White Sox top Twins 3-1

Sep. 15, 2020 1:23 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Engel delivered a tiebreaking pinch-hit single in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday night to increase their lead in the AL Central. Chicago opened its pivotal four-game set against Minnesota with its ninth win in 10 games. The White Sox...

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz, right, celebrates with Max Kepler after Cruz hit a home run during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Cruz, Twins power up again in 7-5 win against Indians

Sep. 13, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 16th homer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 on Sunday to complete a sweep of their weekend series. Marwin Gonzalez, Ryan Jeffers and Josh Donaldson also connected, helping Minnesota win for the 10th time in 12 games. The Twins have multiple...

St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader celebrates after scoring during the third inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Wieters has 19-pitch at-bat as Cardinals split DH with Twins

Sep. 8, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Backup catcher Matt Wieters acknowledges he might have to get in better shape for the St. Louis Cardinals. He nearly did, all in one trip to the plate. Wieters hit 14 foul balls during a grueling 19-pitch at-bat that finished with a deep flyout with the bases loaded during a wild rally...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Pineda stays sharp with 7 innings as Twins beat Tigers 6-2

Sep. 7, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Jeffers hit his first major league homer to spark Minnesota's four-run third inning, and Michael Pineda stayed sharp in his return from suspension by finishing seven innings for the Twins in a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday. Pineda (1-0) allowed two runs and three hits,...

Detroit Tigers' pitcher Casey Mize throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Greiner, Tigers pounce on Twins bullpen for 10-8 win

Sep. 6, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Grayson Greiner hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning off left fielder Eddie Rosario's glove and the Detroit Tigers rocked Minnesota’s bullpen for eight runs to beat the Twins 10-8 Sunday. Detroit erased a four-run deficit by raking Minnesota’s relievers in the late...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during  the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Buxton beats out infield single in 9th; Twins top Tigers 4-3

Sep. 5, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó led Minnesota's rally against the Detroit bullpen with a home run and the tying single in the ninth inning, before Byron Buxton beat out an infield single for the game-winning RBI to give the Twins a 4-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night. “He can hit, he...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 1 2020, in Minneapolis. Pineda returned after serving a 60-game suspension for testing positive for a weight-loss drug on baseball’s banned substances list. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Buxton, Pineda return to lead Twins past White Sox 3-2

Sep. 2, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Pineda hadn’t pitched a major league game in almost a year. Byron Buxton sat out 11 during his latest trip to the injured list. Back on the field Tuesday night, Pineda and Buxton demonstrated just what Minnesota has been missing, rallying the Twins past the Chicago White...

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow winds up during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Glasnow overpowers Yanks as Rays go to 7-1 vs NY this season

Aug. 31, 2020 11:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After a decade spent chasing their big-budget AL East rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays are pummeling the New York Yankees. “We’ve had some really good battles over the years and they’ve always kicked our butts here at their place,” Rays veteran Kevin Kiermiaer said....

Detroit Tigers' Jeimer Candelario approaches home plate after a solo home run off Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kenta Maeda during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Tigers finish sweep of Twins, pull back to .500 with 3-2 win

Aug. 30, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers finished off a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 3-2 victory Sunday. Tyler Alexander (2-1) pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief for Detroit, which handed Kenta Maeda (4-1) his first loss...