Smeltzer throws 6 shutout innings in debut, Twins top Brews

Sports 05/28/19, 22:22

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 night.Diagnosed with a grapefruit-sized cancerous tumor against his bladder when he was just 9 years old, Smeltzer wasn't deterred in ...

Twins shelve Pineda with knee tendinitis, promote Smeltzer

Sports 05/28/19, 10:48

The Minnesota Twins have placed pitcher Michael Pineda on the 10-day injured list with right knee tendinitis and promoted Devin Smeltzer to take his place in the rotation.The move was made Tuesday, with Smeltzer scheduled to make his major league debut against Milwaukee. Pineda struck out six Brewers in six ...

Odorizzi, two more homers give Twins 7-0 win over White Sox

Baseball 05/26/19, 17:36

Jake Odorizzi was at 93 pitches, had struck out the last four batters he faced and retired eight in a row when Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli surprisingly emerged from the dugout to pull his starter one out into the sixth inning.The pitcher, along with Max Kepler where dealing with ...

Gibson cruises as Twins top White Sox 8-1

Baseball 05/25/19, 16:40

Kyle Gibson pitched seven strong innings, C.J. Cron and Ehire Adrianza each drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 on Saturday for their 10th win in 11 games.Gibson (5-2) gave up five hits and walked none while striking out nine. His only blemish ...

Twins, Angels postponed, will be made up on Thursday

Sports 05/22/19, 22:45

Very little has slowed the Minnesota Twins of late. A rare Southern California rain shower did the trick Wednesday night.The Twins had their series finale against the Los Angeles Angels postponed because of weather and unplayable field conditions. It has been rescheduled for Thursday.It is only the third postponement at ...

Gonzalez helps power Twins to 8-3 victory over Angels

Baseball 05/22/19, 00:41

Marwin Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs as the Minnesota Twins rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Gonzalez's two-run shot in the sixth tied the game at three. Minnesota then broke it open with four in the seventh off Luke Bard (1-2). AL ...

Sano’s 2-run homer propels Twins over Angels 3-1

Baseball 05/21/19, 00:45

Miguel Sano's two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.Sano has homered twice in the past three games. He missed the first 41 games due to a right heel laceration before making his season debut last ...

Cron, Schoop homer twice in Twins 18-4 rout of Mariners

Baseball 05/19/19, 01:16

C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop each hit two home runs and Byron Buxton had a grand slam as part of the Minnesota Twins' best offensive output of the season, an 18-4 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.Miguel Sano also homered for the Twins, who extended their season-high home ...

Pérez shuts down Mariners, Twins keep rolling with 7-1 win

Baseball 05/17/19, 23:53

Martín Pérez 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 Friday night for their fourth straight victory.Pérez (6-1) was knocked around for three earned runs and lasted just five innings ...

Twins put slugger Nelson Cruz on 10-day injured list

Baseball 05/17/19, 18:57

The Minnesota Twins have placed Nelson Cruz on the 10-day injured list with a strained left wrist that was showing improvement but not enough to avoid sidelining the slugger.The move Friday was retroactive to last Tuesday. The expectation is Cruz should be ready to go when the 10 days expire ...

Twins hit 4 HRs, pound stumbling Mariners 11-6

Baseball 05/17/19, 00:46

Viral video star C.J. Cron and Byron Buxton fueled a seven-run fourth inning with homers, and Michael Pineda pitched the Minnesota Twins past the Seattle Mariners 11-6 on Thursday night.The Twins hit four home runs to extend their streak to 11 straight games with a long ball and made Seattle ...

Twins move on from struggling reliever Addison Reed

Baseball 05/16/19, 15:14

Relief pitcher Addison Reed has been designated for assignment by the Minnesota Twins following a rocky start to his rehabilitation assignment for a sprained thumb on his non-throwing hand that set him back in spring training.The 30-year-old right-hander is getting $8.5 million the second season of a $16.75 million, two-year ...

Twins hold on for 8-7 win after tense 3-run 9th by Angels

Baseball 05/16/19, 02:13

This strong start by the first-place Minnesota Twins has been fueled by an ample supply of power.Byron Buxton and Jason Castro each hit two-run homers, just the cushion that was needed to withstand a late surge by the Los Angeles Angels."Just put good swings on the ball," Buxton said, "and ...

Garver homers, gets hurt in Twins’ 4-3 win over Angels

Baseball 05/14/19, 22:03

Mitch Garver hit a two-run homer and tagged out Shohei Ohtani trying to score the tying run in the eighth inning before leaving with an injury, helping the Minnesota Twins hold off the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Tuesday night.Garver homered in the third to give Minnesota a three-run lead ...

Castellanos, Norris lead Tigers to 5-3 win over Twins

Baseball 05/12/19, 16:48

Nicholas Castellanos had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Daniel Norris turned in his longest outing since 2017 to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Sunday. Castellanos was a triple shy of the cycle. He and Brandon Dixon both homered early to back Norris (2-1), who ...

Hicks hits tiebreaking homer, Tigers top Twins in DH opener

Baseball 05/11/19, 17:01

John Hicks hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning, Ronny Rodríguez went deep twice and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Saturday in the opener of a doubleheader.Brandon Dixon also homered for the Tigers, who beat the AL Central-leading Twins for the first time this season ...

Odorizzi scoreless streak at 20 IP, Twins beat Tigers 6-0

Baseball 05/10/19, 22:02

Jake Odorizzi stretched his scoreless streak to 20 innings with seven frames of one-hit ball, Max Kepler and Mitch Garver homered, and the thriving Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 Friday night.Odorizzi (5-2) retired his last 20 batters after a first-inning double by Christin Stewart, striking out five without ...

Polanco has 5 hits, Gibson fans 11 as Twins rout Jays 9-1

Baseball 05/08/19, 21:27

Jorge Polanco had five hits, including a two-run home run, Kyle Gibson struck out a career-high 11 and the Minnesota Twins beat Toronto 9-1 on Wednesday, completing a three-game sweep of the struggling Blue Jays.It was the second five-hit game of Polanco's career. His first came April 5 at Philadelphia.Eddie ...

Berríos shines as Twins blank Jays for 2nd straight night

Baseball 05/07/19, 21:07

José Berríos allowed four hits in seven innings, Mitch Garver homered and the Minnesota Twins shut out the Toronto Blue Jays for the second straight night, 3-0 on Tuesday.Berríos (6-1) won a career-best fifth consecutive start as the AL Central-leading Twins won for the eighth time in 11 games and ...

Perez pitches 7 scoreless innings, Twins beat Blue Jays 8-0

Baseball 05/06/19, 21:12

Martin Perez and two relievers combined on a three-hitter, Eddie Rosario hit his AL-leading 12th home run and the Minnesota Twins blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 8-0 on Monday night.Rosario began the day in a four-way tie for the AL home run lead with Seattle's Jay Bruce, Texas' Joey Gallo, ...

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