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Hughes finds homers costly in duel with Hernandez
Phil Hughes didn't win Friday night, but he pitched eight strong innings for a complete game. There just wasn't much he could do, and there wasn't much at all that the Twins hitters could do against Mariners starter Felix Hernandez, who pitched a 2-0 shutout. ...
Hughes takes hard-luck loss as hits hard to come by vs. M's
Felix Hernandez continued his long-running dominance of the Twins and Nelson Cruz and Logan Morrison backed The King up with home runs as the Mariners topped Minnesota, 2-0, on Friday at Safeco Field ...
Nolasco's rehab start pushed to Sunday
Starter Ricky Nolasco, who has missed 12 games because of right elbow inflammation, was scheduled to start a rehab game at Single-A Cedar Rapids on Saturday, but that outing has been pushed back to Sunday because of the threat of rain. Nolasco threw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday. ...
Twins see results riding pitchers' positive momentum
Minnesota is starting to win more games as its pitching has seen positive momentum. ...
May looks to even series vs. Paxton, M's
Mariners left-hander James Paxton will try to rebound from a rough start when he takes the mound for Seattle in the second game of a three-game series against the Twins and their starter, righty Trevor May, on Saturday evening at Safeco Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. PT. ...
Inbox: Santana's dip in production a normal correction?
The Twins have started to turn things around after a rough first week of games, but Danny Santana's struggles have not subsided. Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger digs deeper into Santana's numbers, as well as other topics in his Twins Inbox. ...
Pelfrey returns to form with first win since 2013
Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey insisted throughout Spring Training that he's finally healthy and ready to prove he can be a quality starting pitcher. He certainly made that case with seven shutout innings in a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night. ...
Torii nabbed trying to steal home against Royals
With the bases loaded and two out in the second inning of Wednesday night's 3-0 win over the Royals, Twins outfielder Torii Hunter saw right-hander Jeremy Guthrie go into the windup and attempted a straight steal of home. Hunter was out on the play. ...
Pelfrey's seven scoreless throttle Royals
Right-hander Mike Pelfrey logged seven shutout innings, while Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas delivered RBI single in a pivotal three-run first to help the Twins earn a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night. Jeremy Guthrie went five innings for Kansas City. ...
Duensing's rehab starts with successful catch session
Twins reliever Brian Duensing, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal, started his throwing program Wednesday at Target Field. Duensing played catch without any issues. ...
Killer, Kirby are early leaders on Twins' Franchise Four ballot
MLB released the first voting update of the Franchise Four on Wednesday, and Harmon Killebrew, Kirby Puckett, Rod Carew and Tony Oliva are the early leaders. ...
Twins' bullpen stumbles with game in balance
It was a bad night for the Twins' bullpen, as left-hander Tommy Milone exited with a two-run lead with two outs in the sixth, but a combination of four relievers couldn't preserve it in a 6-5 loss to the Royals on Tuesday. ...
Twins' four-run sixth isn't enough to slow Royals
Mike Moustakas homered in the fifth and delivered the go-ahead single in a decisive eighth inning as the Royals rallied for a 6-5 win over the Twins on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Shane Robinson aided a four-run sixth for Minnesota. ...
Suzuki avoids injury after being struck on foot
Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki, who was hit on his right foot with a foul ball while standing in the on-deck circle on Monday, felt fine on Tuesday and was in the lineup against the Royals. ...
Twins' miscues costly in leading to big frames
After winning four of five to close out their homestand against the Royals and Indians, the Twins were hoping their miscues that cost them early in the season were behind them. But they resurfaced in Monday's 7-1 loss to Kansas City, leading to a pair of three-run frames. ...
Bats, defense can't rescue Gibson in loss to Royals
Edinson Volquez fired seven strong innings and Kendrys Morales delivered another clutch double to fuel a decisive three-run sixth for the Royals in a 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday. Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson dropped to 4-1 all-time vs. Kansas City. ...
Santana looking to regain rookie form at plate
It's still too early to call it a sophomore slump, but Twins shortstop Danny Santana has scuffled at the plate after an impressive rookie year. Santana was one of the club's better players last season, hitting .319/.353/.472 with 41 extra-base hits and 20 stolen bases in 101 games. ...
New pitch helps May to career-best effort vs. Tribe
Considering where the Twins were in Trevor May's last start in the home opener on Monday, it ended up being a strong homestand for a club that started off the year by going 1-5 on the road. ...
May tosses gem as Twins heat up on Indians
Trevor May turned in arguably the best outing of his young career, and was backed by a three-run homer from Torii Hunter to give the Twins a 7-2 win over the Indians on Sunday afternoon at Target Field. ...
Nolasco throws with no issues, injury rehab on track
Right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who is on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation, will start a rehab assignment with Class A Cedar Rapids on Saturday. ...
Hughes' solid start foiled as Twins fall to Indians
Right-hander Danny Salazar struck out 10 batters in his first start of the season, and was backed by a solo homer from Roberto Perez to help lead the Indians to a 4-2 win over the Twins on Saturday afternoon at Target Field. ...
Boyer bounces back with strong outing
After starting out the season with a 15.00 ERA in four relief appearances, Twins reliever Blaine Boyer bounced back with a strong outing on Friday and said it came after tweaking his mechanics. ...
Extra hitting work pays off for Plouffe
As Trevor Plouffe walked up to the plate in the bottom of the 11th inning against Indians reliever Bryan Shaw on Friday night, all he had to do was look up at the scoreboard to see how much he's struggled in the early going this year. ...
Plouffe's 11th-inning blast lifts Twins to 3rd straight
Trevor Plouffe connected on a walk-off solo homer in the 11th inning to give the Twins a 3-2 win over the Indians on Friday night at Target Field. Plouffe's blast also gave the Twins their third straight win. Indians ace Corey Kluber's effort unraveled in the sixth inning after a perfect start to hi ...
Duensing lands on DL, Twins recall Thielbar
The Twins placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the disabled list with a right intercostal strain on Friday, and recalled left-hander Caleb Thielbar from Triple-A Rochester. ...
Twins' offense turns corner in set with Royals
Twins right fielder Torii Hunter, who had three hits in Thursday's 8-5 victory, said the club never hit the panic button after a rough first week, and that he could see their mentality started to shift before Wednesday's win over the Royals. ...
Mauer's 3 RBIs help Twins foil Royals
Joe Mauer drove in three runs, while Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki belted two run homers in the Twins' 8-5 win over the Royals in Thursday's rubber match. Lorenzo Cain homered and had three RBIs for Kansas City. ...
Nolasco tentatively slated to throw off mound
Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who is on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation, is tentatively scheduled to throw off the mound on Sunday, manager Paul Molitor said on Thursday. ...
Gibson cools off KC with effective mix of pitches
With the Twins desperately needing a win after their slow start to the season, the good version of right-hander Kyle Gibson showed up in a 3-1 win over the Royals on Wednesday night at Target Field. ...
'Always a special day': Twins, Torii honor Jackie's legacy
The Twins celebrated the 68th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier with a special ceremony at Target Field before Wednesday's game against the Royals. ...
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