Berrios, Castro carry AL-leading Twins past Astros 8-2

Baseball 05/03/19, 00:56

After a lopsided sweep of the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles to start their homestand, the Minnesota Twins faced a much better test of their strong start to the season with a four-game series against the Houston Astros.Buoyed by a well-balanced lineup and some solid starting pitching, the Twins won three times ...

Leading off: Vladdy Jr. debuts, La Tortuga gets his night

Baseball 04/25/19, 20:13

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday:IT'S TIMEVladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to make his big league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays against the Oakland Athletics. The son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero ripped through the minor leagues with a .331 average and .945 OPS over ...

Twins backup Astudillo’s cult hero status keeps growing

Baseball 04/25/19, 17:30

The most popular player on the Minnesota Twins is the third-string catcher and play-him-almost-anywhere everyman Willians Astudillo, whose all-in, all-out style has endeared him to players and fans alike since he made his major league debut last season. Astudillo's cult hero status will hit a new high on Friday, when the ...

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. ...

Rosario hits 2 HRs as Twins beat Orioles 6-5 in DH opener

Baseball 04/20/19, 18:32

Eddie Rosario homered twice for a second consecutive game, Byron Buxton hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Saturday in the opener of a doubleheader.Rosario delivered solo shots off Dan Straily in the second and fifth innings, a suitable ...

Kepler, Astudillo, Rosario go deep; Twins beat Phillies 6-2

Baseball 04/06/19, 16:04

Max Kepler and Willians Astudillo hit consecutive homers, Eddie Rosario hit a three-run shot and the Minnesota Twins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 on Saturday.Rhys Hoskins went deep for the Phillies, and Bryce Harper had two hits.Both teams are off to 5-2 starts.Minnesota Twins' Michael Pineda pitches during the first ...

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 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 ...

Astudillo drives in career-high 4 as Twins top Tigers 9-3

Baseball 09/28/18, 04:02

Willians Astudillo has quickly become a fan favorite in Minnesota. Games like the one Astudillo had Thursday only help add to the reputation of the player affectionately known as "La Tortuga."Astudillo had a career-high four RBIs, Tyler Austin added three and the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3.Astudillo, playing in ...

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