Twins Eliminated From Wild Card With 5-1 Loss To RoyalsThe Minnesota Twins were eliminated from the AL wild-card race Saturday, getting stifled by Yordano Ventura for seven innings in a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Ventura (13-8) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and struck out 11 to win his third straight decision for Kansas City (94-67),
Royals Put Big Dent In Twins' Wild-Card Bid With 3-1 WinBen Zobrist put a major dent in Minnesota's postseason bid with an RBI double in the eighth inning against struggling All-Star Glen Perkins, and the Kansas City Royals topped the Twins 3-1 on Friday night.
Twins Make Last Push Toward Post SeasonThe Minnesota Twins will wind down the regular season this weekend and the team is fighting its way to the post-season.
Twins Blog: It Comes Down To This ...Ten teams make the playoffs in baseball. Nine of those spots have been decided. But the final AL Wild Card spot is still up for grabs.
Twins Rally For 4-2 Win Over Indians, Gain On Wild CardPinch-runner Eduard Nunez scored from third base on a wild pitch and Torii Hunter hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to give Minnesota a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, moving the Twins a little closer to an AL wild-card spot.
Indians Take Game 2 10-2, Split Doubleheader With TwinsKyle Gibson pitched six shutout innings and Torii Hunter had a three-run double as the Minnesota Twins gained ground in the AL wild-card race, winning their fourth straight with a 7-1 victory over the fading Cleveland Indians in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday.
Twins-Indians Postponed, Will Play Doubleheader WednesdayThe Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians had their wild-card chase sidetracked by rain Tuesday night, leading to a postponement and forcing the clubs to play a doubleheader Wednesday. The game never got started, and after a 1-hour, 10-minute delay, the umpires decided to call it a night.
Twins Scratch Hughes (Illness); Milone To Start Vs. ClevelandMinnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes has been scratched from his start against the Cleveland Indians because of an illness and will be replaced by left-hander Tommy Milone.
Garnett Returns To Help Wolves, Mitchell While Flip Is AwayFlip Saunders brought Kevin Garnett back home to help turn a young, impressionable Minnesota Timberwolves roster into a group that can pull the franchise out of a decade of futility. Now that Saunders is on leave from the team while battling cancer, Garnett's return has never been more important.
Escobar Homers, Drives In 3 To Lead Twins Over Tigers 6-2 Eduardo Escobar homered and drove in three runs as the Minnesota Twins kept pace in the AL wild-card race with a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers Saturday night.
Twins Give Up Late Lead, Lose 6-4 To TigersGlen Perkins crouched in front of the mound with his head down, trying to come to terms with a home run that put a bit of a dent in Minnesota's playoff chances. Rajai Davis hit a two-run shot off Perkins in the eighth inning, and the Detroit Tigers rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Twins on Friday night.
Twins Blog Podcast: Ep. 3Welcome back again for the third episode of our weekly WCCO.com Twins Blog Podcast.