Minnesota Twins - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Minnesota Twins Kepler leads Twins' offensive surge in 14-7 win over Orioles BALTIMORE (AP) — The Minnesota Twins appear to be at their best when they take their show on the road. In their latest performance, the hits just kept on coming. Max Kepler homered and drove in four runs, Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco each had a career-high four hits and the Twins roared back to beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-7 Monday night. ... Tue, 23 May 2017 04:21:00 GMT 2017-05-23T04:21:00Z LEADING OFF: Adams set to join Braves, Yankees-Rays reset A look at what's happening all around the majors today: WELCOME First baseman Matt Adams is expected to join the Braves in time for their game at SunTrust Park against Washington. Atlanta acquired Adams this weekend from St. Louis, hoping he can help fill the void left by injured star Freddie Freeman — the All-Star w... Sun, 21 May 2017 07:12:00 GMT 2017-05-21T07:12:00Z LEADING OFF: Braves await Freeman results, Rox-Twins play 2 A look at what's happening all around the majors today: FINGERS CROSSED FOR FREDDIE The Braves will be nervously awaiting the results of tests on the left wrist of Freddie Freeman. The slugging first baseman was struck by a pitch in Wednesday night's victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. He headed straight to the clubh... Thu, 18 May 2017 08:15:00 GMT 2017-05-18T08:15:00Z LEADING OFF: Rockies-Twins in surprising 1st-place matchup A look at what's happening all around the majors today: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Two of baseball's biggest surprises square off when the Colorado Rockies visit Minnesota in an interleague matchup of first-place teams. Ervin Santana (6-1, 1.50 ERA) starts for the Twins against rookie German Marquez (1-2, 4.88). Both pitc... Wed, 17 May 2017 06:26:00 GMT 2017-05-17T06:26:00Z Berrios fine 1st start, Twins outlast Indians, squirrel 4-1 CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Berrios had no problem handling the Cleveland hitters. Waiting for a squirrel to scram, now that took patience. Berrios pitched neatly into the eighth inning in his first start of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat the Indians 4-1 Saturday in a game delayed several minutes when a squirrel ran around the field. ... Sun, 14 May 2017 01:05:00 GMT 2017-05-14T01:05:00Z MLB upholds 1-game suspension for Twins Miguel Sano CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball has upheld a one-game suspension of Minnesota third baseman Miguel Sano for his role in a scrap with Detroit last month. MLB announced Sano had to sit out Tuesday's game at the Chicago White Sox. The punishment was levied two weeks ago but delayed pending Sano's appeal. He also was fined. "It wasn't ... Tue, 09 May 2017 23:03:00 GMT 2017-05-09T23:03:00Z LEADING OFF: Gardner powering up, O's need Bundy's innings A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BIG-TIME BRETT Surging Brett Gardner again tries to power the Yankees over the Cubs a day after his three-run, ninth-inning homer gave New York a 3-2 win. Gardner has five home runs in six games, including multihomer efforts against Toronto on May 2 and Baltimor... Sat, 06 May 2017 06:30:00 GMT 2017-05-06T06:30:00Z Manfred: MLB considers guidelines for racist taunts MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Days after a fan at Fenway Park directed racial slurs at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said he is determined to "provide our players with an environment where they feel comfortable in every major league stadium that they play." Manfred spoke Friday before the Minnesota Twins hosted the Boston Red ... Sat, 06 May 2017 02:38:00 GMT 2017-05-06T02:38:00Z Tigers OF Jones says he's feeling OK after being hit in face MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones said he felt lucky a day after being hit in the face by a pitch that later sparked a benches-clearing tussle between the Tigers and Minnesota Twins. Jones was taken to the hospital Saturday after getting a scare when a pitch from Twins reliever Justin Haley left him bloodied and a little dazed. He needed nine stitches in his... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:15:00 GMT 2017-04-23T20:15:00Z LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers scrap; Scherzer on Sunday night A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BAD BLOOD The Tigers and Twins close out a three-game series a day after benches cleared and punches were thrown. Detroit's JaCoby Jones was hit in the face by a pitch, and two innings later, Minnesota slugger Miguel Sano punched Tigers catcher James McCann in t... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:39:00 GMT 2017-04-23T06:39:00Z Jones hit in face by pitch, Tigers and Twins scrap on field MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Not long after Detroit outfielder JaCoby Jones got hit in the face by a pitch , the Tigers and Minnesota Twins were nose-to-nose on the field. Twins slugger Miguel Sano punched Tigers catcher James McCann in the mask during a bench-clearing scrap in the fifth inning of Detroit's 5-4 victory Saturday. Jones was nailed ... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:23:00 GMT 2017-04-23T05:23:00Z Tigers CF Jones hit in face by pitch, taken to hospital MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones was taken to a hospital Saturday after getting hit in the face by a pitch — and he is headed to the disabled list. Jones left in the third inning against Minnesota when he was drilled in the left side of his mouth by a 90 mph fastball from Twins reliever Justin Haley. Jones went down but then sprang to his feet, t... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:57:00 GMT 2017-04-23T04:57:00Z Uno, dos, tres, Garcias! White Sox OF filled with Garcias MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria wanted to get Garcia's attention in the outfield on Friday night against Minnesota, he had to be more specific. Renteria put together a lineup of Avisail Garcia in right field, Leury Garcia in center field and Willy Garcia in left field for the series opener against the Twins, the first time in major league histor... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 08:13:00 GMT 2017-04-15T08:13:00Z LEADING OFF: Indians play home opener, Red Sox fight flu A look at what's happening all around the majors today: HELLO AGAIN The Indians play their first game in Cleveland since losing an epic Game 7 to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series last season. Most of the baseball world remembers the Cubs ending their 108-year title drought, but the memories aren't so positive for... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:26:00 GMT 2017-04-11T06:26:00Z Red Sox trying to stay the course amid injury, illness The season is only a week old, and already the Boston Red Sox have faced quite a bit of adversity. It's hard enough to deal with whatever baseball-related injuries pop up each year, but Boston has also had to worry about the flu, which has been making its way through the roster over the past few days. Every game brings new questions about who manager John Farrell will be abl... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 07:05:00 GMT 2017-04-10T07:05:00Z Opening Day, Part II: Remembrances, plus some hijinks Sandy Koufax sitting in the sun at Dodger Stadium, Mike Piazza in the seats at Citi Field. An echo of Vin Scully, warm thoughts about Big Papi and a tribute to Yordano Ventura. Opening Day, Part II, began Monday with baseball remembering its past. Plus some hijinks: Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey was swiped by Patriots teammate R... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 01:02:00 GMT 2017-04-04T01:02:00Z Treinen gets Nats' closer job; Pelfrey cut TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Blake Treinen will begin the season as Washington's closer, even though he has only one big league save. After the Nationals lost Mark Melancon to the San Francisco Giants in free agency, Treinen won the job over Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover. "Blake has that turbo sinker," manager Dusty Baker said Thursday. "He may gi... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:49:00 GMT 2017-03-31T07:49:00Z As 40 approaches, Ryan Vogelsong seeks spot on Twins staff BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong isn't ready to be over the hill. He's still having fun on top of it. Vogelsong is in spring training with the Minnesota Twins on a minor league contract, about four months before his 40th birthday but plenty confident he can win a spot on the staff for the season. "I still think I... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:49:00 GMT 2017-03-13T06:49:00Z Rockies 1B Desmond, Indians 2B Kipnis sidelined by injuries SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Colorado Rockies lost one of their biggest offseason acquisitions when Ian Desmond was hit by a pitch Sunday, breaking his left hand. Desmond was plunked by Cincinnati right-hander Rookie Davis with a 93 mph fastball in the fourth inning of the Rockies' 9-8 loss in spring training. The team says the preliminary diagnosis on Desmond is a left hand... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:56:00 GMT 2017-03-13T05:56:00Z Tebow has tough day in debut; Porcello nicked by grounder Tim Tebow made his first rookie mistake even before stepping into the batter's box. The New York Mets newcomer walked behind home plate and took his practice swings near Boston's on-deck circle. "I didn't know who that was back there. I thought it was the ball boy," AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello said. The for... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 05:34:00 GMT 2017-03-09T05:34:00Z New Twins leadership counts on young talent to lead revival MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first step toward fortifying the fallen Minnesota Twins was a change in leadership, with chief baseball officer Derek Falvey plucked from Cleveland's front office and general manager Thad Levine hired from Texas. The revamp stopped there, though, during an inaugural offseason for the new regime that was more methodical than it was a... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 02:13:00 GMT 2017-02-11T02:13:00Z Twins take Byung Ho Park off 40-man roster to sign reliever MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have designated slugger Byung Ho Park for assignment following a disappointing major league debut in 2016. The Twins made the potentially expensive move on Friday so they could make room on the 40-man roster for right-handed reliever Matt Belisle, who finalized a $2.05 million, one-year contract with the Twins after posting a career-bes... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 21:29:00 GMT 2017-02-03T21:29:00Z Hall of Famer Rod Carew has heart, kidney transplant LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has undergone successful heart and kidney transplant surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. The Minnesota Twins said Friday that the procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles lasted 13 hours and that Carew is resting in recovery. "We are overwhelmed with emotion... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 22:25:00 GMT 2016-12-16T22:25:00Z