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 ...

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 ...

Sanchez hits 2 HR, Yanks top Twins after ailing Paxton exits

Sports 05/03/19, 21:39

Gary Sanchez homered twice and the New York Yankees overcame their latest injury, beating the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Friday night after starter James Paxton exited early with soreness in his left knee.Already with 13 players on the injured list, the Yankees said Paxton will have an MRI on Saturday.Gleyber ...

Cruz hit 2 of Twins’ 5 homers in 6-1 win over Orioles

Baseball 04/26/19, 22:35

Nelson Cruz hit two of the Minnesota Twins' five home runs off Baltimore in a 6-1 win over the Orioles on Friday night.Cruz, Eddie Rosario and C.J. Cron hit consecutive home runs in the first inning off Alex Cobb (0-2), with Cruz and Rosario connecting on back-to-back pitches. Max Kepler ...

Polanco has 4 hits, 4 RBIs in Twins’ 9-5 win over Astros

Baseball 04/22/19, 22:55

Jorge Polanco had four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in four runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to their fourth straight win, 9-5 over the Houston Astros on Monday night.Max Kepler and Nelson Cruz had RBI singles around Polanco's two-run single in a four-run sixth as the Twins ...

Solid start by Gibson helps Twins beat Orioles 4-3 for sweep

Baseball 04/21/19, 15:39

Kyle Gibson pitched six sharp innings, Willians Astudillo drove in two runs and the Minnesota Twins held off the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.After hitting 11 home runs in a doubleheader Saturday, the Twins used a different approach to secure their ninth straight victory over Baltimore. ...

Cruz drives in 2 to help Odorizzi, Twins beat Blue Jays 4-1

Baseball 04/17/19, 22:48

Nelson Cruz had two hits and two RBIs for Minnesota, helping Jake Odorizzi and the Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 following a 54-minute rain delay Wednesday night.Off to a solid start in his first season with Minnesota, the 38-year-old Cruz had an RBI single in the first inning ...

Rosario, Twins rally past Royals for 2nd day in row, win 7-6

Baseball 04/03/19, 16:26

Eddie Rosario hit a go-ahead single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins again rallied late against Kansas City, beating the Royals 7-6 on Thursday.After Max Kepler hit a tying, two-run single with two outs in the Twins eighth, Nelson Cruz drew a leadoff walk in the ninth from ...

Cruz drives in go-ahead run in 10th as Twins top KC, 5-4

Baseball 04/02/19, 22:56

Nelson Cruz got a second chance and delivered a go-ahead single with two outs in the 10th inning, giving the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night before Kansas City's smallest announced home crowd in eight years.Cruz appeared to ground out against reliever Brad Boxberger (0-1) ...

Cruz hits first homer, Pineda strong as Twins beat Indians

Sports 03/31/19, 16:17

Nelson Cruz hit his first homer with Minnesota, Michael Pineda was stellar in his first pitching appearance since 2017 and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 9-3 on Sunday.Pineda had Tommy John surgery after his previous start in July 5, 2017 while with the New York Yankees, and this was ...

Twins start fresh with rookie manager Baldelli in dugout

Baseball 03/20/19, 16:53

The Minnesota Twins hired the youngest manager in the major leagues. They remade the right side of the infield. There will be a new closer, too, should rookie skipper Rocco Baldelli decide to designate a particular reliever for ninth-inning duty.Starting fresh doesn't necessarily mean starting over, though.The Twins have quietly ...

Seattle Mariners season preview capsule

Baseball 03/18/19, 22:30

Seattle Mariners2018: 89-73, third place in AL West.Manager: Scott Servais (fourth season).Seattle Mariners' Tim Beckham hits an RBI double off Yomiuri Giants pitcher Koki Sakamoto in the fourth inning of their preseason exhibition baseball game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)He's Here: DH-1B Edwin ...

Baldelli era begins for Twins with Buxton-Sano priority

Baseball 02/07/19, 13:04

The retirement of Joe Mauer freed up an annual $23 million allocation from Minnesota's payroll and the free agent market remains wide open with spring training just a week away.Now, though, is not the time for the Twins to spend. Derek Falvey and Thad Levine of the front office are ...

Twins sign Cruz for DH power, clubhouse leadership

Baseball 01/02/19, 17:35

With an opening for a designated hitter and a need for more power in the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found quite a fit on the free agent market with a six-time All-Star in Nelson Cruz.They'll be counting on his impact beyond the middle of the batting order. There's a clubhouse ...

Cano, Maybin lead Mariners over Rangers 12-6

Baseball 09/28/18, 22:14

Robinson Cano had four hits and Cameron Maybin had four RBIs as the Seattle Mariners built a nine-run lead after three innings and defeated the Texas Rangers 12-6 Friday night.Maybin had three hits and Cano drove in two runs and scored twice. The Mariners scored seven times in the second ...

Herrmann homer lifts Marlins over A’s, gives Astros AL West

Baseball 09/26/18, 02:41

Pinch-hitter Chris Herrmann's two-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Seattle Mariners a 10-8 win over Oakland on Tuesday night, clinching the AL West for Houston and leaving the Athletics with a wild-card matchup against the New York Yankees.Seattle overcame an 8-5 eighth-inning deficit and dropped the A's 2½ ...

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