When a baseball franchise struggles, you point to the future. For the Twins, much of their hope is sitting on the shoulders of Byron Buxton, who is the outfielder they took out of a Georgia High School No. 2 overall.
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson called a pregame team meeting aimed at boosting morale. Then he noticed something disconcerting about his starting pitcher.
The Minnesota Twins have recalled outfielder Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester for Sunday’s doubleheader against the Washington Nationals.
Ryan Doumit singled in the go-ahead run, Joe Mauer homered, doubled and singled, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Washington Nationals 4-3 in 11 innings Saturday. Josh Roenicke (2-1) pitched a scoreless 10th inning for the win and Glen Perkins retired Washington in the 11th for his 13th save. The Twins, who were playing their first game in Washington since 1971, have won eight of 11.
The Nationals have acquired left-hander Tyler Robertson off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. The 25-year-old Robertson is 2-2 with a 5.54 ERA in 42 career relief appearances over two seasons with the Twins. Robertson is the son of Jay Robertson, a special assistant to Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson got what he wanted, a second consecutive rainout to give his battered team an extra day to heal. Maybe the mental break will turn out to be the catalyst the Nationals have been seeking. Certainly, nothing else has worked so far. The preseason NL East favorite remained one game below .500 Friday, when a series opener against the Minnesota Twins was postponed as rain from Tropical Storm Andrea moved north.
Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer during a four-run eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
The Minnesota Twins have selected Texas high-school pitcher Kohl Stewart with the fourth pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Stewart is a 6-foot-3 right-hander and also has a scholarship to play quarterback at Texas A&M.
Jeremy Guthrie lasted six shaky innings and the Kansas City bullpen held off the Minnesota Twins the rest of the way Wednesday night, wrapping up a 4-1 victory that ended the Royals’ franchise-record 11-game home losing streak.
These days, many fans of the Twins are more excited about players like Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton than Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau or anyone else in Minnesota.
Sam Deduno (2-1) allowed four hits over six-plus innings for the Twins, who have rebounded nicely from a 10-game losing streak to win eight of 10 after a 3-0 win over the Royals Tuesday night. They also managed to exact a little revenge on the Royals, who swept them in early April — a three-game set that seems long ago.
Being a professional athlete comes with some perks. Some are more obvious than others: getting paid to play a sport, being a celebrity and becoming a role model to others. Another great benefit: being able to help the people who support you. Many athletes feel a great responsibility to pay it forward and don’t take that aspect of their job lightly.
The Twins are traveling. They start a six-game road trip Tuesday night in Kansas City before heading to Washington. And that 10-game losing streak suddenly seems like such a long time ago. They’ve now won seven of their last nine games, and now sit just four games under .500, and four-and-a-half games out of first.
The Minnesota Twins have selected the contract of outfielder Clete Thomas from Triple-A Rochester to give them a needed extra center fielder. The Twins announced the move on Monday.
The Minnesota Twins optioned infielder Chris Colabello to Triple-A Rochester following Sunday’ 10-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Target Field.
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