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Clutch hitting at center of Twins' emergence
The Twins have won seven of their last eight series, 19 of their last 25 games and 12 of their last 14 home games. They bounced back from a 1-6 record and have been the hottest team in the Majors over the last month, as their 22-8 record since April 25 is the best in the Majors in that span. But the ...
Twins' milestones have significance
Maybe all you need to know about the Minnesota Twins was on display in the bottom of the third inning Wednesday afternoon at Target Field. This would be the day the Twins would grab a share of first place in the American League Central, the day of another raucous clubhouse celebration after a 6-4 vi ...
Twins' offense firing on all cylinders
A thicker-than-normal layer of fog enveloped the Twins' clubhouse Wednesday, evidence of the team's 6-4 victory over the Red Sox. ...
Twins look to keep on rolling behind May
Riding a five-game winning streak, the Twins will face a pair of Blue Jays who love hitting at Target Field when the two clubs begin a three-game set on Friday night. ...
Twins sweep Red Sox, tied for first place
The Twins completed a three-game sweep over the Red Sox with a 6-4 win powered by homers from Aaron Hicks and Eddie Rosario on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field. It marked the first sweep of Boston in Minnesota since 2006, and helped the Twins move into a tie for first place in the American League ...
Fien returns to Twins' bullpen after DL stint
The Twins' bullpen is set to get a boost, as reliever Casey Fien is nearing a return. ...
MLB.TV unveils new media player, price drop
Major League Baseball Advanced Media is introducing its new Web-based media player (version 5.0), for those who currently subscribe or those who sign up now for MLB.TV Premium ($114.99 a year or $24.99 a month) or regular MLB.TV ($94.99/$19.99). You'll notice the difference right away as the HD medi ...
Pelfrey's sinker-splitter combo stifles Red Sox
Considering he wasn't even added to the rotation until Ervin Santana's 80-game suspension right before the start of the season, Mike Pelfrey's impressive start is one of the biggest surprises for the Twins this season. ...
Early runs, 'pen support Pelfrey's strong start
Strong starting pitching and early offensive bursts have defined the Twins in May as they've shot up in the standings. Tuesday was no different for Minnesota, which used that formula to secure a 2-1 victory over the Red Sox at Target Field. ...
Twins could use push in All-Star balloting
Despite entering Tuesday eight games above .500 at 26-18, the Twins didn't have any players among the leading vote-getters for the 2015 All-Star Game, according to the first American League ballot update. ...
Statcast: Hicks motors to 21.4 mph on catch
With two outs in the second inning on Monday at Target Field, Daniel Nava popped Ricky Nolasco's full-count pitch to short center field, where Aaron Hicks came charging. According to Statcast, Hicks topped out at 21.4 mph to snag the ball on a dive and save a run. ...
Nolasco savors career milestone
Shortly after defeating the Red Sox on Monday, starter Ricky Nolasco was in the Twins' clubhouse dancing for his teammates. And while Nolasco's dancing skills admittedly might not be up to par, the righty had plenty of success on the mound, giving up just two runs in 7 2/3 innings and securing his 1 ...
Offense keeps clicking with six-run second
The Twins just keep finding ways to score early, and it was again the case in a 7-2 win over the Red Sox on Monday at Target Field. ...
Fien, Arcia could return this week
With reliever Casey Fien and outfielder Oswaldo Arcia on rehab assignments with Triple-A Rochester, and both left-hander Tommy Milone and designated hitter Kennys Vargas faring well there, Twins manager Paul Molitor said he's been in regular contact with general manager Terry Ryan about the roster. ...
Buxton headlines Prospect Team of the Week
This past week, May 18-24, Byron Buxton raised his batting average 26 points and his slugging percentage 58 points, making him the most impressive among our Prospect Team of the Week honorees. ...
Backed by six-run 2nd, Nolasco wins No. 100
Ricky Nolasco picked up career win No. 100 with a season-high 7 2/3 innings, and was backed by a six-run second inning from the Twins in a 7-2 win over the Red Sox on Monday afternoon at Target Field. ...
Twins riding wave of momentum, confidence
The Twins finished off a 4-1 road trip and own the best record in May as they continue to get contributions from the entire roster. ...
Dozier's 2 HRs power Twins past White Sox
Brian Dozier led off the game with a home run and then added a three-run shot in the seventh to back a stingy Kyle Gibson as the Twins packed a series win for their trip home after a 7-1 rout of the Jose Quintana and the White Sox on Sunday. ...
Fien, Arcia rehabbing with Triple-A Rochester
Reliever Casey Fien tossed a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Rochester on Saturday night, while outfielder Oswaldo Arcia joined Rochester to start a rehab assignment of his own on Sunday. ...
May flowers in festive atmosphere
Twins right-hander Trevor May took advantage of the atmosphere and the shadows to outduel White Sox ace Chris Sale on Saturday. ...
Twins ride May, HRs past White Sox
A pair of solo home runs by Torii Hunter and Eduardo Nunez gave Trevor May an early boost and he used it to help the Twins eke out a 4-3 victory over Chris Sale and the White Sox on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. May fanned nine over seven innings, while Sale struck out 10 over eight. ...
Mauer gets a day off to rest
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer started 40 of the club's first 41 games, but he was held out of the lineup for the second time this season on Saturday against the White Sox. ...
Hughes shows signs he's regaining old form
Phil Hughes is starting to show signs that he's regaining his form from last season after a slow start, but he still came away unsatisfied after a 3-2 loss to the White Sox on Friday. ...
Hughes sharp but bats go quiet vs. Samardzija
Chicago starter Jeff Samardzija didn't allow a hit after the second inning as he struck out nine in eight innings of work before reliever David Robertson finished with the save. ...
Top prospect Meyer to have stint in bullpen
Top prospect Alex Meyer is headed to the bullpen at Triple-A Rochester, the Twins announced Friday. Meyer, ranked as the No. 28 overall prospect by MLB.com, was struggling as a starter, posting a 7.09 ERA with 41 strikeouts and 24 walks in 39 1/3 innings. His walk rate of 5.5 batters per nine inning ...
Stauffer activated from DL, rejoins Twins 'pen
Reliever Tim Stauffer was officially activated from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's game against the White Sox, a day after infielder Doug Bernier was optioned to Triple-A Rochester. ...
Boyer's resurgence has Twins confident late
Twins reliever Blaine Boyer, who has a 2.49 ERA on the season and a 0.48 ERA over his last 16 appearances, said a tweak to his mechanics helped him overcome an early-season slide, but that a team meeting called by Twins manager Paul Molitor after the club's 1-6 start helped put him at ease and got h ...
Mauer picks good time for first homer of 2015
Joe Mauer picked an opportune time for his first homer of the year. Mauer, who hadn't homered since Aug. 17, connected on a go-ahead solo blast in the 13th inning to lift the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Wednesday night. Mauer's homer off Pirates left-hander Antonio Bastardo broke a career ...
Mauer powers Twins to extra-innings win over Pirates
Joe Mauer picked the right moment for his first home run of the season, ripping a solo shot to right field in the 13th inning and sending the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Pirates at PNC Park on Wednesday night. ...
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