Royals

Twins rookie Devin Smeltzer
Hannah Foslien / Getty Images
August 05, 2019 - 4:48 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Devin Smeltzer's meditation routine kept him calm on the way to his first major league win. Smeltzer pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins completed a three-game sweep by blanking the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Sunday. Jason Castro homered and Eddie...
Read More
Twins DH Nelson Cruz celebrates in dugout
Adam Bettcher / Getty Images
August 04, 2019 - 8:42 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Nelson Cruz is hardly slowing down. If anything, he's heating up. The 39-year-old Minnesota slugger extended his recent tear Saturday night, hitting three home runs in a game for the second time in 10 days and powering the AL Central-leading Twins to an 11-3 victory over the...
Read More
Nelson Cruz homers again
Hannah Foslien / Getty Images
August 03, 2019 - 6:27 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A little time off didn't slow Nelson Cruz. Cruz homered and drove in five runs to help the Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 11-9 on Friday night. The win keeps the AL Central-leading Twins three games ahead of Cleveland, which beat the LA Angels 7-3. With the team's prior three...
Read More
Twins first baseman CJ Cron with go-ahead hit
Ed Zurga / Getty Images
June 23, 2019 - 8:01 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Twins encountered a brief roadblock en route to another win over the Royals. C.J. Cron homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and Minnesota beat Kansas City 5-3 on Saturday after blowing a 3-0 lead in the eighth. "It was a good team win, for sure,"...
Read More
Miguel Sano after his home run
Ed Zurga / Getty Images
June 22, 2019 - 8:01 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Twins again showed the resilience that has allowed them to avoid a three-game losing streak this season. Max Kepler's RBI single drove in the tiebreaking run and Eddie Rosario added a run-scoring hit to cap Minnesota's three-run rally in the eighth inning, and the Twins...
Read More
Joe Mauer talks
Entercom
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...
Read More
Rookie hazing for the Twins
USA Today Sports Images
September 17, 2018 - 4:53 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - There was little for Tyler Austin to be upset about as he headed to the bus on Sunday. The Twins' first baseman had hit one of their four home runs in a 9-6 win over the Kansas City Royals. He had escaped unscathed after making a spectacular catch while flipping into the...
Read More
Paul Molitor gives the umpire an earful
USA Today Sports Images
September 16, 2018 - 6:19 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ian Kennedy pitched six innings to earn his first win since the first week of April, Alex Gordon drove in five runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Twins 10-3 for their fifth win in six games. Another of the old guard, Alcides Escobar, had three RBIs while finishing a...
Read More
Trying to figure it out
USA Today Sports Images
September 15, 2018 - 9:32 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Salvador Perez capped Kansas City's five-run ninth inning with a game-ending grand slam, lifting the Royals to an 8-4 victory over the Twins on Friday. Rosell Herrera sparked the winning rally with a one-out double off Trevor Hildenberger (4-4), who took over as Minnesota's...
Read More
Twins catcher Chris Giminez
USA Today Sports Images
September 14, 2018 - 5:05 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Salvador Perez and Jorge Bonifacio hit back-to-back homers during a four-run sixth inning, Heath Fillmyer pitched into the eighth and the Kansas City Royals held on for a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. The loss by the Twins, who occupy second place...
Read More

Pages