The Minnesota sports fan is a rare breed: One that hopes for the best but expects the worst, yet still somehow still manages to be devastated at the end of the day. But when a Minnesota athlete has a chance to come home and play for a team, we salivate like sharks that smell blood. Especially if it’s a professional athlete.
It’s official. Miguel Sano is a Minnesota Twin. The rumors started Wednesday after Kennys Vargas was demoted to Double-A Chattanooga. They were fueled when MLB.com reported that the corresponding move would be promotion of the prospect ranked second in the Twins system at the beginning of the year. And now the Twins have announced the promotion of Miguel Sano, who will likely make his Major League debut Thursday night in Kansas City.
Trevor May recovered nicely from the worst start of his career, giving a quality performance. Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto was even better. Cueto made his best start yet since returning from a sore elbow, allowing four hits in eight innings, and the Reds beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Wednesday to take their interleague series.
The Minnesota Twins knew all about Billy Hamilton’s speed. Nothing they did could slow him — or the rest of the Reds’ lineup, for that matter.
Torii Hunter and the Minnesota Twins made it close. Hunter homered during a ninth-inning rally that fell short, and the Twins lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 Sunday.
Torii Hunter hit two home runs and Eduardo Escobar had a three-run shot, leading the Minnesota Twins over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Saturday.
Minnesota Twins starter Trevor May never expected the game to unravel in the first inning. It did. Kyle Lohse became the 14th pitcher in major league history to beat all 30 active franchises after he pitched six effective innings and benefited from Milwaukee’s six-run first inning to get his first win since May 16 as the Brewers beat the Twins 10-4 on Friday night.
Rookie center fielder Byron Buxton has been put on the 15-day disabled list by the Minnesota Twins because of a sprained left thumb, and one of baseball’s best prospects will be out for at least a month.
Byron Buxton finished his first homestand for Minnesota with quite the challenge in Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, the three-time-and-counting All-Star left-hander who will likely appear on the schedule many times in the coming seasons as a division rival of the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins have promoted another one of their top prospects, right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer. The Twins announced they will recall Meyer from Triple-A Rochester prior to Friday’s game at Milwaukee.
Phil Hughes tossed eight strong innings and the Minnesota Twins beat Chris Sale for the third time this season, overcoming 10 more strikeouts by the Chicago White Sox ace in a 6-1 victory Wednesday.
Jeff Samardzija struck out seven batters in seven innings for just his second win in nine starts on the road this season, and the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 Tuesday to snap a seven-game losing streak away from Chicago.
Kennys Vargas went 4 for 4 with a three-run homer and four RBIs, rookie Byron Buxton had three hits in his first time batting leadoff in the majors, and the Minnesota Twins trounced the Chicago White Sox 13-2 on Monday night.
There will be a buzz yet again at Target Field Monday night as the Minnesota Twins host the Chicago White Sox in a series of American League Central Division rivals. Byron Buxton has been moved in the lineup from No. 9 to leading off.
Jake Arrieta pitched a four-hitter and Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Minnesota Twins 8-0 on Sunday.
Starlin Castro walked out of Target Field on Friday night with his head hanging following another rough day at shortstop. Less than 24 hours later, he was feeling a lot better.
Phil Hughes held the Chicago Cubs to two hits over eight innings, Trevor Plouffe doubled twice and drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins breezed to a 7-2 victory Friday night to start their interleague series.
Slumping Kennys Vargas hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory and a two-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals.
It’s fair to say there’s no love lost between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. However, that rivalry (and hatred) goes well beyond the Twins’ days at the Metrodome and even Met Stadium.
Tommy Milone gave up one run in seven innings and the Minnesota Twins squeaked out a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.
A near sellout crowd is expected at Target Field in Minneapolis as the Minnesota Twins host the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s largely because the top prospect in the Twins’ organization is making his first game appearance at Target Field.
For the second straight game, the Minnesota Twins fell just short of success. Consecutive 3-2 losses to the St. Louis Cardinals lessen the heartache of a 1-4 trip, if only somewhat. The Cardinals have the best record in the majors and the Twins remained in striking distance in the AL Central.
Yadier Molina homered for the first time this season and John Lackey worked eight strong innings for the St. Louis Cardinals, who won their fourth in a row with a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
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Byron Buxton went 0 for 4 in his major league debut, but scored the winning run in the ninth inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
The Minnesota Twins host the Kansas City Royals Monday, April 13 for their 2015 Home Opener. Here are some pictures from the festivities.
On Tuesday, April 7, Target Field unveiled some of the new foods available for the 2015 Twins season. Here are some of the highlights.
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