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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Twins end CF Byron Buxton’s season with shoulder injury

The Minnesota Twins have placed center fielder Byron Buxton and his ailing left shoulder on the 60-day injured list, ending his season and leaving the American League Central leaders without …

Twins’ Michael Pineda suspended 60 games for banned diuretic

Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 60 games on Saturday for taking a diuretic, a big blow to the rotation of a first-place team heading toward the postseason.

MLB roundup: Twins break season homer record during 10-7 loss to Tigers

The Minnesota Twins capped a night of sensational slugging by breaking the major league record for home runs in a season, but that wasn’t enough to overcome Detroit’s seven-run third …

MLB roundup: Minnesota Twins set major league record for home runs on the road

Jake Cave homered twice, C.J. Cron went deep and the surging Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs on the road in a 10-5 victory over the …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 2:44 p.m.

Twins break homers on road record

The Minnesota Twins broke a major league record for most home runs for a team on the road with 140. Jake Cave led off the third inning with solo shot …

Even-keeled Twins trying to stay that way in tight race

Minnesota’s clubhouse was silent after a 10-inning loss to Cleveland created another tie atop the American League Central division. The 11 1/2-game lead is gone. The Twins are nonetheless still …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Twins DH Nelson Cruz goes on IL with ruptured wrist tendon

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a ruptured tendon in his left wrist. Cruz was injured on a swing Thursday night …

UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

A.L. Central-leading Twins get reliever Sergio Romo from Marlins

The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins have acquired veteran reliever Sergio Romo in a trade with Miami, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. The deadline for making deals …

Twins dump Blake Parker amid more changes to struggling pen

The Minnesota Twins have made more changes to their ravaged bullpen, designating right-hander Blake Parker for assignment. The Twins also sent right-hander Kohl Stewart to Triple-A Rochester and promoted left-hander …

Twins’ Max Kepler homers in 5 straight at-bats vs Indians’ Trevor Bauer

Max Kepler connected for home runs his first two times up against Trevor Bauer, giving the Minnesota outfielder five homers in his last five at-bats against the hard-throwing Cleveland right-hander. …

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 …