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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...

Yanks' Voit, Wade, Twins' Arráez, Adrianza on ALDS rosters

Oct. 4, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Slumping first baseman Luke Voit was picked over rookie Mike Ford for the New York Yankees' AL Division Series roster against Minnesota because he provides a potential right-handed bat off the bench in the late innings. Minnesota chose three players who had been hurt of late: center fielder...

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....

Mold-breaking Twins pitching coach makes positive impression

Oct. 3, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins had a lead on the New York Yankees that had dwindled to one run on this late July night, and rookie Lewis Thorpe was in a daunting situation with one out in the sixth inning. After giving up hits to three of the first four batters he faced, the Twins left-hander had...

Monsters of middle relief: Best bets from October bullpens

Sep. 30, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

It's been three years since Andrew Miller led the Cleveland Indians to the brink of a World Series championship by coming out of the bullpen early and often, and bulk work from relievers has been an October staple since. Whether it's Brewers All-Star Josh Hader stretching out for three innings or Astros ace...

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...

Twins beat Tigers, Odorizzi OK after hamstring cramp

Sep. 24, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins took another step toward an AL Central title with a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. More importantly, they think they dodged an injury that could have significantly hampered their chances in October. After allowing one run and two hits in the first six...

Rogers falters, Twins allow 7 in 9th in 12-5 loss to Royals

Sep. 21, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — José Berríos and Taylor Rogers have been the Twins' most reliable pitchers and helped push Minnesota to the verge of the AL Central title. For one game, Berríos and Rogers each faltered as the Twins missed a chance to build on their division lead. Rogers got tagged during...

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...

Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the...