Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Friday night. Abreu had two hits and scored twice. The Cuban rookie has 77 RBIs — Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera began the day leading the majors with 80.
The Minnesota Twins plan to bring up left-hander Logan Darnell from Triple-A Rochester to start Saturday against the Chicago White Sox in place of ailing Kyle Gibson. Gibson played long toss from 120 feet and threw in the bullpen Friday. He’ll try to start Tuesday in Kansas City.
The Minnesota Twins say they have canceled their 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony after recent reports surrounding former second baseman Chuck Knoblauch. The 46-year-old former baseball star was arrested in Houston, TX early Wednesday morning and charged with a misdemeanor assault.
While Phil Hughes had no chance to get out of the way of a hard-hit chopper from Adam Dunn, it does appear as though he will dodge a stint on the disabled list. The Minnesota Twins’ best pitcher was knocked out of a 5-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning on Thursday night after being hit by Dunn’s comebacker.
Kendrys Morales is on his way back to Seattle to try and give the Mariners’ struggling offense a boost as they chase a playoff spot. The Minnesota Twins traded Morales to the Mariners on Thursday for minor-league pitcher Stephen Pryor. Morales hit 23 home runs and drove in 80 runs for the Mariners last season, but turned down a $14.1 million qualifying offer from Seattle to become a free agent.
The Minnesota Twins have designated right-hander Matt Guerrier for assignment and will recall right-hander Ryan Pressly from Triple-A Rochester to take his place in the bullpen. The move was made Wednesday. The Twins have 10 days to trade or place Guerrier on unconditional waivers. If he clears waivers, Minnesota can release him.
Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday. Danny Santana scored after two of his three hits for the Twins, and five relievers totaled six strikeouts over four scoreless innings.
Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson has been scratched from Wednesday’s start against Cleveland due to lower back stiffness. Gibson, 8-8 with a 4.19 ERA, will be replaced by Anthony Swarzak.
Carlos Santana homered among his season high-tying four hits and Danny Salazar won in his first start in more than two months as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 8-2 Tuesday night. Cleveland won for the fourth time in six games since the All-Star break. Minnesota has lost four of five.
Josh Willingham’s tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Kurt Suzuki had a two-run double among his three hits, Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI double and the Twins beat the Indians at home for the first time in more than 11 months.
Last in the American League Central Division and now third from the bottom in the wild card race, it’s pretty clear the Twins will be sellers at the trading deadline.
Another series loss has the Minnesota Twins contemplating their trade-deadline options. Kevin Correia absorbed his major league-leading 12th loss, and Minnesota’s late comeback was thwarted by the resurgent Tampa Bay Rays in a 5-3 defeat on Sunday.
Pushing the Tampa Bay Rays back toward .500 might be David Price’s way of dampening trade rumors. The All-Star left-hander pitched eight scoreless innings to win five straight starts for the first time in his major league career, and the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
With the state-map silhouette of Minnesota still mowed into the outfield grass, the All-Star game festivities having come and gone, the Twins returned to Target Field. For Kyle Gibson and his teammates, this wasn’t the way they wanted to play their first game after the break.
Glen Perkins got to pitch the ninth inning for the American League in the All-Star game this week, representing the host Minnesota Twins in the same place he was born and raised. Rare are the occurrences in sports that come together as smoothly as that.
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