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Kansas City Royals' Jorge Soler hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Soler's 2 homers helps to power Royals to 9-6 win over Twins

Aug. 8, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of these days, Royals manager Mike Matheny hopes to see Jorge Soler smile when he trots around the bases. It didn't happen after either of Soler's two homers Saturday night. Maybe if he didn't just miss on another one that was caught at the warning track. The slugging...

Minnesota Twins' Marwin Gonzalez (9) is congratulated by teammate Ehire Adrianza (13) after his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Ryan McBroom's homer lifts Royals to 3-2 win over Twins

Aug. 7, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals won the World Series five years ago with a bullpen that rarely squandered the slimmest of leads. Their reworked relief corps looked awfully similar Friday night. After getting a go-ahead homer from Ryan McBroom in the sixth inning, Greg Holland led a parade of four...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco (25) celebrates with Colin Moran (19) after driving him and Bryan Reynolds in with a three run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pirates rally past Twins 6-5 to end 7-game losing streak

Aug. 6, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton has said all the right things during the Pittsburgh Pirates' bumpy start, one marred by injuries that have ravaged the pitching staff and an offense that entered Thursday as the worst in the National League. The first-year manager praised his players' attitudes. He pointed...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

LEADING OFF: Hitters slumping, cutdown day, Scherzer's exit

Aug. 6, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: OFF BASE Star hitters Christian Yelich, Gary Sanchez, Hunter Pence and others are slumping badly in a season where hitters across the majors are struggling to find base hits. The league-wide batting average entering Wednesday’s games was .232, down...

Minnesota Twins starter Randy Dobnak pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Dobnak shines in homecoming, Twins top reeling Pirates 5-2

Aug. 5, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Randy Dobnak grew up in the Pittsburgh suburbs making regular pilgrimages to PNC Park. When he walked over the Roberto Clemente Bridge for the first time as a professional, the former undrafted prospect turned starting pitcher for the red-hot Minnesota Twins took a moment to drink it in....

Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios throws Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Berríos, Twins win 5th in row, top Pirates after drone delay

Aug. 4, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — José Berríos pitched six strong innings, Nelson Cruz had three hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 Tuesday in a game briefly delayed when an unauthorized drone flew over Target Field. The Twins won their fifth in a row, completed a 7-1 homestand and...

Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz celebrates his game-winning RBI off Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Nick Burdi in the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Cruz's walk-off single lifts Twins past Pirates 5-4

Aug. 4, 2020 12:48 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory Monday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates for their fourth straight win, setting off an amusing socially distant celebration tailored for the COVID-19 era. “We don’t know what...

FILE - This is a Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, file photo showing Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona talking before a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Cleveland. Baseball is back, but because of the coronavirus, official scorers will work remotely this season to rule on hits and errors, make other judgments and tabulate box scores. Francona said the game slows down as you get farther away from the action, which affects judgment on deciding whether a play should be a hit or an error. So he's not keen on scorers working from home.(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

Indians manager Francona to miss 2-game series in Cincinnati

Aug. 3, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will miss at least the club's next two games because of a gastrointestinal issue that has bothered him for months. Francona was scheduled to be checked Monday by doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. He'll remain in Cleveland during the Indians' two-game...

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona stands in the dugout during an exhibition baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Indians' Francona misses game for gastrointestinal condition

Aug. 2, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona left the team before its game at Minnesota on Sunday due to what the Indians said was a minor gastrointestinal condition not related to COVID-19. Francona conducted his regular pregame media briefing via video conference from Target Field. The club...

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler scores from second base on a single by Nelson Cruz in the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Garver, Twins lean on pen for 2-hitter to top Indians 3-1

Aug. 2, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit his first home run of the season and the Minnesota Twins used their bullpen to string together a two-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon, taking the four-game series from their primary division competitor. Max Kepler doubled and scored...