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Despite loss, Twins happy with homestand
With a playoff berth at stake, every game has taken on added importance for the Twins. And Thursday's is one they probably would like back. After being staked to a 4-1 lead in the third, the Twins watched as the White Sox scored five unanswered runs for a 6-4 victory. But despite the loss, the Twins ...
Bullpen falters as Twins drop finale to Sox
Eddie Rosario connected on his first career grand slam, but the Twins couldn't complete a sweep of the White Sox as J.B. Shuck came through with a go-ahead two-run triple in the seventh to lift Chicago to a 6-4 win on Thursday afternoon at Target Field. ...
Molitor rests Sano due to balky hamstring
If it were April, Miguel Sano might have landed on the disabled list. If the Twins were out of contention, they might have the option to rest their prized rookie for more than just a day. But with the calendar having flipped to September, Sano has proven too valuable to take out for an extended peri ...
Perkins won't join Twins on road after setback
Twins pitchers Glen Perkins and Phil Hughes are both dealing with back injuries, but Perkins suffered a setback in his bout with back spasms, while Hughes took a step forward by throwing a bullpen session without any issues on Thursday. ...
Milone turns a corner in dominant outing vs. Sox
Since coming off the 15-day disabled list on Aug. 16, Twins left-hander Tommy Milone has had trouble going deep into games, but he reversed that trend Wednesday night. ...
Twins won't call up pitching prospect Berrios
Top pitching prospect Jose Berrios will not be called up to the Majors as a September callup, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Wednesday. ...
Twins to visit Astros in matchup of playoff contenders
This time last year, both the Twins and Astros were battling to stay out of the cellar in their respective divisions. Flash forward 12 months and the two teams enter their second series in as many weekends with playoff implications. ...
Sano, Plouffe provide the offense as Milone cruises
Miguel Sano hit his 15th home run of the season, a solo shot in the second inning, and Trevor Plouffe doubled with the bases loaded in the seventh to provide starter Tommy Milone all the run support he needed in the Twins' 3-0 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday. ...
Sano named AL Rookie of the Month
Twins third baseman/designated hitter Miguel Sano has been named the American League Rookie of the Month. ...
6 players who will decide the AL Wild Card race
With just one month left in the regular season, some division races appear all but wrapped up, and even the National League Wild Card spots look likely to go to the Pirates and Cubs -- barring a Cardinals collapse and a torrid streak from the Giants in an odd-numbered year. But there is at least one ...
Escobar raising the bar with everyday role
Eduardo Escobar carried over a hot August into the first day of September, going 3-for-4 in Tuesday's 8-6 victory over the White Sox and sparking the Twins' three-run, eighth-inning rally. ...
Limited by injury, Sano slows down HR trot
Twins rookie slugger Miguel Sano has been nursing a mild right hamstring strain since Thursday, and has been told by the Twins coaching staff to take it easy on the bases. ...
After Sano homers, Twins capitalize on errors
Miguel Sano and Eduardo Escobar each had three hits and helped the Twins rally late in an 8-6 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at Target Field. ...
Walker among prospects headed to AFL
Adam Brett Walker headlines the list of seven Twins prospects headed to Scottsdale, Ariz., to play in the Arizona Fall League this October. ...
Twins call up 5, including Santana and Vargas
The Twins have recalled infielder Danny Santana, first baseman Kennys Vargas and right-handed pitchers A.J. Achter and Michael Tonkin from Triple-A Rochester. Minnesota also selected the contract of catcher Eric Fryer. ...
Santana gets back on track with 10-K gem
Ervin Santana's between-starts work paid immediate dividends on Sunday against the Astros, as the right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings with a season-high 10 strikeouts to lead the Twins to a series victory with a 7-5 win at Target Field. ...
Determined Santana fuels Twins' Wild Card hunt
After struggling throughout August, Ervin Santana returned to form to throw seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts and the Twins got home runs from Eduardo Nunez and Miguel Sano to earn a 7-5 win over the Astros on Sunday afternoon at Target Field. ...
Hughes' back injury improving steadily
Twins right-hander Phil Hughes continues to progress slowly from lower back inflammation, but he is expected to throw a bullpen session by the middle of the week. ...
Innings piling up for effective Twins relievers
While the Twins have been playing well of late, winning seven of their last nine, it's mostly been in spite of their starting pitching. ...
Twins stifled by Fiers, Astros
Mike Fiers couldn't replicate the no-hitter from his previous outing, but tossed six-plus innings of three-hit ball to lead the Astros to a 4-1 win over the Twins on Saturday night at Target Field. ...
Hicks headed to Rochester for rehab stint
Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks worked out without any issues at Target Field on Saturday, and is set to start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Sunday. ...
Sano returns to lineup after hamstring injury
Twins rookie slugger Miguel Sano returned to the lineup against the Astros on Saturday after missing Friday's game with a minor right hamstring injury. ...
Gibson looking to build off 1st post-break win
Kyle Gibson was undoubtedly the Twins' best starter in the first half, posting a 2.85 ERA in 18 outings, but he hasn't looked the same in the second half. ...
Perkins fires scoreless 7th in healthy return
Twins closer Glen Perkins returned to action after missing three games with lower back spasms, tossing a scoreless seventh inning in Friday's 3-0 win over the Astros. ...
Gibson outduels Kazmir as Twins blank Astros
Kyle Gibson tossed 5 1/3 innings to get his first win since July 12 while helping the Twins earn a 3-0 victory over the Astros on Friday night at Target Field. ...
Twins' status changing from 'surprise' to 'contender'
Paul Molitor's Twins have been one of baseball's biggest surprises all season, and thanks to young talents like Miguel Sano, remain so heading into September. ...
Twins take solace in their winning road trip
After starting a 10-game road trip with a three-game sweep at the hands of the Yankees, the Twins were in danger of slipping out of the playoff race with seven games on tap against the contending Orioles and Rays. ...
Sano hits 'quirky' double off Tropicana Field catwalk
Twins rookie slugger Miguel Sano hit one of the more unusual doubles of the season in Thursday night's 5-4 loss to the Rays, as he crushed a high drive that hit the "B" ring at Tropicana Field and remained in play for an RBI double. ...
Twins fall out of Wild Card spot with loss to Rays
Joey Butler hit a game-tying single and scored on a passed ball to help the Rays snap a three-game losing streak with a 5-4 win over the Twins on Thursday night at Tropicana Field. ...
Twin Cities kids thrilled by Play Ball event
60 St. Paul kids took the field on Wednesday as part of the Play Ball initiative. ...
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