Joe Mauer talks
June 15, 2019 - 9:58 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Twins add Joe Mauer's number 7 to the facade above the third-base line at Target Field on Friday, officially retiring the number for the franchise. Mauer joins Kirby Puckett (34), Harmon Killebrew (3), Rod Carew (29), Tony Oliva (6), Bert Blyleven (22), Kent Hrbek (14), and...
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Twins catcher Jason Castro is late with the tag on Dawel Lugo
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June 09, 2019 - 7:22 am
DETROIT (AP) - The Twins started out Saturday's game in Detroit with a bang, but their offense took the rest of the game off as the Tigers surged to a 9-3 win at Comerica Park. Jorge Polanco doubled home Max Kepler in the top of the first for a quick 1-0 lead that only lasted until the second...
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Twins center fielder Byron Buxton homers
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June 02, 2019 - 5:42 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Twins started the new month like they ended the last one. Winning, with home runs leading the way. Marwin Gonzalez and Byron Buxton both connected and drove in two runs as the Twins kept scoring, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Saturday. It was the second straight...
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Twins work on mound strategy
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May 20, 2019 - 4:24 am
SEATTLE (AP) - After three straight days pounding the ball over the fence in Seattle, the Twins were kept in the ballpark on Sunday. The Mariners rode six strong innings by Yusei Kikuchi to the 7-4 win, snapping the Twins' five-game winning streak. The Twins had out-scored Seattle 36-11 in winning...
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Twins manager Rocco Baldelli
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May 04, 2019 - 6:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) - Gary Sanchez homered twice and the Yankees overcame their latest injury Friday night, beating the Twins 6-3 after starter James Paxton exited early with soreness in his left knee. Minnesota (19-11) entered with baseball's best mark for the first time since September 2010 but again...
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Home run hitter Max Kepler
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April 29, 2019 - 4:10 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Max Kepler thought the Twins' lineup might be more dangerous at the plate this year, just not this dangerous. Kepler led off with a home run on Dylan Bundy's first pitch, Byron Buxton also homered and Minnesota beat Baltimore 4-1 Sunday to sweep their six-game season series...
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Kyle Gibson beats the Orioles
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April 22, 2019 - 4:04 am
BALTIMORE (AP) - There will be plenty of games this season in which the Twins use the long ball to win. When that doesn't happen, they're happy to go with Plan B. Such was the case Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles, when Minnesota produced just enough runs without the benefit of a home run and...
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Taj Gibson and Eric Bledsoe dive for loose ball
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February 24, 2019 - 8:57 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Khris Middleton scored 28 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks pulled away for a 140-128 victory over the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. The Bucks (45-14) have won 10 of 11 and 16 of 18 to move a...
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Trevor May gets a high-five from Chris Giminez
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September 24, 2018 - 5:06 am
OAKLAND,Calif. (AP) - Kyle Gibson allowed one run over 7 1/3 innings, Jake Cave hit a two-run homer and the Twins beat the Athletics 5-1 Sunday, preventing Oakland from clinching an AL wild-card berth in its last regular-season home game. Gibson (9-13) gave up seven hits and three walks. Trevor May...
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