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Kepler's single gives Twins walk-off win over Athletics

Jul. 21, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After watching the Oakland Athletics stage a late rally to take the lead for the third straight game, it might have been easy for the Minnesota Twins to get frustrated. Instead, they got back to work and Max Kepler came up with another huge hit. Kepler drove in four runs, including the...

Kepler's single gives Twins walk-off win over Athletics

Jul. 21, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler drove in four runs, including the game-winner to cap a two-run rally in the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Sunday. Ehire Adrianza's third hit of the game was a triple off Liam Hendriks (2-1) that scored Luis Arraez from first base with...

Conforto, Mets beat Twins 3-2 after surviving tense 9th

Jul. 17, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The bases were loaded in the ninth inning against sputtering New York Mets closer Edwin Díaz, and the Minnesota Twins had their most experienced hitter at the plate in Nelson Cruz for a classic power-versus-power matchup. So many of these tense moments have favored the first-place...

D'Arnaud homers in bottom of the 9th, Rays beat Yankees 4-3

Jul. 7, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud hit a two-out homer off Chad Green in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays past the New York Yankees 4-3 on Saturday. Aaron Hicks had tied it at 3 in the top of the ninth...

Pineda looks good again, Twins beat Rangers 7-4

Jul. 6, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patience with Michael Pineda during a lengthy rehab is paying off for the Minnesota Twins. Pineda struck out a season-high nine over six efficient innings, Jason Castro had two hits and three RBIs, and Minnesota beat the Texas Rangers 7-4 on Saturday. Pineda (6-4) gave up five hits and a...

Herrmann grand debut leads Athletics past Twins 8-6

Jul. 3, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Herrmann's career in Oakland got off to a rough start with a knee injury that required surgery in spring training. When he finally made it back to the big leagues, he sure made the most of his debut. Herrmann became the first player to hit a grand slam in his first game for...

Rays top Twins 5-2 in 18 innings to end trip on high note

Jun. 27, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays were wrapping up a rough road trip, on the verge of another frustrating defeat as they stranded runner after runner on base. One of the best bullpens in baseball made sure they at least left Minnesota on a winning note. Yandy Díaz hit a sacrifice fly in the 18th...

Nelson Cruz homers has 3 RBIs as Twins rout M's 10-5

Jun. 13, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz and C.J. Cron supplied the power for the team that leads the majors in home runs. But utility infielder Ehire Adrianza supplied the hustle and the spark in the decisive six-run sixth as the Minnesota Twins topped the Seattle Mariners 10-5 on Thursday. Cruz, who played for the...

Polanco, Twins rally for 6-5 win vs. Mariners

Jun. 12, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This barrage of home runs has helped propel the Minnesota Twins to the best record in baseball. There's plenty of speed to supplement the power, too, as Jorge Polanco proved again. Polanco scored the tying run on a wild pitch and Marwin Gonzalez hit the go-ahead RBI single during a...

Relaxed, hard-hitting Twins are stressing out opponents

May. 29, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The signs of a potent lineup were evident with the Minnesota Twins in spring training, factoring in the addition of a few accomplished power hitters and the anticipation of further development by their homegrown players. Even the most optimistic member of the organization would've had...