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Twins hang Joe Mauer’s No. 7 with other franchise greats

Eighteen years after the Minnesota Twins took Joe Mauer with the first overall draft pick, the hometown star with the textbook left-handed swing was still having a hard time realizing …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:32 p.m.

Nelson Cruz homers, has 3 RBIs as Twins rout Mariners 10-5

Nelson Cruz homered and had three RBIs and utility infielder Ehire Adrianza’s hustle keyed a six-run sixth and the Minnesota Twins topped the Seattle Mariners 10-5.


Mariners take advantage of Minnesota’s 10th-inning errors to claim victory

Dee Gordon scored on one of Minnesota’s three errors in the 10th inning, helping the Seattle Mariners beat the Twins 9-6 on Wednesday night.


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

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

A barrage of home runs has helped propel the Minnesota Twins to the best record in baseball.


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning off the alliterative duo of Brandon Brennan and Austin Adams to rally past Seattle 6-5 Tuesday night.


MLB roundup: Max Kepler hits 3 homers, Twins edge Indians 5-4 to avoid sweep

Max Kepler homered three times and Jose Berrios (8-2) locked up Cleveland’s lineup into the seventh inning as the Minnesota Twins avoided a sweep – and their first three-game losing …


Relaxed, hard-hitting Twins are stressing out opponents

Signs of a potent lineup were evident for the Minnesota Twins in spring training, with the addition of some accomplished power hitters and the anticipation of more development by the …


MLB roundup: Cancer survivor Devin Smeltzer strong in debut as Twins top Brewers

Devin Smeltzer added another chapter to his inspiring comeback story, pitching six shutout innings in his big league debut and helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 Tuesday …


UPDATED: Sun., May 19, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Back-to-back homers help Mariners beat Twins, snap three-game losing streak

Yusei Kikuchi pitched six quality innings and Edwin Encarnacion, Daniel Vogelbach and Mitch Haniger hit home runs in Seattle’s 7-4 win against Minnesota.


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

C.J. Cron, Jonathan Schoop homer twice in Twins 18-4 rout of Mariners

Over the first three games of this series, Minnesota has outscored Seattle 36-11.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Martin Perez shuts down Mariners; Twins keep rolling with 7-1 win

Martin Perez rebounded from his first loss of the season to overpower Seattle into the seventh inning, Max Kepler drove in three and the Minnesota Twins beat the Mariners 7-1 …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Twins put slugger Nelson Cruz on 10-day injured list

The Minnesota Twins placed Nelson Cruz on the 10-day injured list with a strained left wrist that was showing improvement but not enough to avoid sidelining him.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 1:16 p.m.

Erik Swanson gets rocked, and Mariners can’t recover in 11-6 loss to Twins

Swanson suffered through his worst outing in his first season in the big leagues, lasting just three innings while giving up eight runs on nine hits, including four homers.


Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Mariners’ 11-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins

Byron Buxton and C.J. Cron hit home runs in a seven-run fourth inning against Mariners right-hander Erik Swanson (1-5).


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Twins move on from struggling reliever Addison Reed

The Minnesota Twins have designated relief pitcher Addison Reed for assignment. The 30-year-old right-hander had a rocky start to his rehabilitation assignment for a sprained thumb on his non-throwing hand …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:04 p.m.

Twins place Mitch Garver on IL with high ankle sprain, return Miguel Sano

The Minnesota Twins have placed catcher Mitch Garver on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle, returning third baseman Miguel Sano from his rehabilitation assignment. The Twins made …


MLB Capsules: Shohei Ohtani hits 1st homer of season, Angels beat Twins 5-4

Shohei Ohtani hit his first home run of the season for the Los Angeles Angels, a towering two-run shot in the third inning against Minnesota ace Jose Berrios that fueled …



UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:13 p.m.

Twins backup Willians Astudillo’s cult hero status keeps growing

The most popular player on the Minnesota Twins is the third-string catcher, Willians Astudillo. The versatile everyman’s all-in, all-out style has endeared him to players and fans alike since he …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 2:08 p.m.

Orioles, Twins rained out; doubleheader Saturday

The Baltimore Orioles’ game against the Minnesota Twins was rained out and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Saturday. Dan Straily will stay on his normal schedule and start the …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

Twins postpone Tigers series opener due to wintry weather

The Minnesota Twins have postponed their series opener against the Detroit Tigers because of wintry weather, opting for a doubleheader next month. The Twins announced Thursday afternoon they were calling …


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

American League Central preview: Cleveland Indians again look like team to beat

Previews of the teams in the American League Central


Twins sign Nelson Cruz for DH power, clubhouse leadership

With an opening for a designated hitter and a need for more power in the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found quite a fit on the free agent market with a …


Ex-Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz agrees to deal with Twins

The Twins continued their quest for power during the offseason by agreeing to terms with veteran designated hitter Nelson Cruz on Thursday.


Twins to retire Joe Mauer’s No 7 jersey next season

The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer’s No. 7 jersey next season, making a swift move to honor the homegrown player and six-time All-Star who recently retired after a 15-year …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Twins hire ex-Rays player, coach Rocco Baldelli as manager

The Minnesota Twins have hired Tampa Bay Rays assistant coach Rocco Baldelli as their new manager. The 37-year-old Baldelli replaces Paul Molitor, who was fired after four seasons with a …


Police: Twins’ Miguel Sano will not face charges for incident in DR

Minnesota Twins player Miguel Sano will not face criminal charges in the Dominican Republic as a result of his involvement in a traffic incident that injured a police officer, authorities …


Minnesota Twins fire manager Paul Molitor after 78-84 finish

The Minnesota Twins fired Paul Molitor on Tuesday, one season after he won the American League Manager of the Year award.


MLB capsules: Oakland, Houston win to keep Mariners in place

Jonathan Lucroy homered and drove in four runs, Mike Fiers pitched effectively into the sixth inning, and Oakland maintained its hold on the second wild-card spot by defeating Minnesota 6-2 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 5:20 p.m.

Twins call up Miguel Sano for Eduardo Escobar after long stint in minors

The Minnesota Twins have recalled third baseman Miguel Sano and left-hander Gabriel Moya from Triple-A Rochester. The Twins adjusted their roster after trades that sent away infielder Eduardo Escobar and …