After the Twins beat Toronto on Sunday, they finished one of their better months in franchise history. They lead the American League Central Division and have the second-best record in the AL. Since a 1-6 start, the Twins are 29-13. So what gives? Here are 10 reasons why the Twins are off to a hot start, and hopefully why it will last this year.
Clay Buchholz pitched eight innings and got all the run support he needed on Rusney Castillo’s RBI single in the eighth as the Boston Red Sox ended a three-game skid with a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Twins game at the Boston Red Sox was postponed on Monday because of wet grounds and a forecast of heavy rain during the day.
This season, half of the team’s 40 man roster was born outside the US. Seventeen are native Spanish speakers, mostly from Venezuela and Dominican Republic. Knowing many of his teammates couldn’t speak his language, Dozier took it upon himself to learn theirs.
Another homestand for the Minnesota Twins is in the books, and the pattern of home field success continues. This six-gamer saw the Twins accomplish something they hadn’t done since 2006, and afforded them a view of the division they hadn’t had since 2013.
Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run homer, Torii Hunter had a go-ahead double in the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday.
Minnesota’s Ricky Nolasco left his start in the second inning against Toronto on Sunday with a sore right ankle. The team said Nolasco, who started the day 5-1 with a 5.12 ERA, would undergo an MRI.
The Twins’ bullpen has been turning things around lately, and that’s in no small part thanks to the pitching coach, Neil Allen.
Brian Dozier drove in the tiebreaking run with a triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins past the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday.
Scoring a lot of runs early in the game has played a big part in Minnesota’s surprisingly strong start this season. It’s the later innings that haven’t been as fruitful for the Twins, who were shut down by Mark Buehrle on Friday night and saw their five-game winning streak snapped with a 6-4 loss.
The Minnesota Twins have returned right-hander Casey Fien from his rehab assignment for a strained right shoulder and removed him from the disabled list.
Aaron Hicks homered for the first time in more than a year and the Minnesota Twins extended their winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.
Mike Pelfrey was sharp for seven innings, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the first inning, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Ricky Nolasco struck out five in 7 2-3 innings and Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer to lead the surging Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday.
Brian Dozier homered twice and drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 on Sunday.
Eddie Guardado sat down with WCCO’s Mike Max in the Twins’ dugout to talk about his approach to coaching, pitching, and he reminisces about the pressure and excitement of his days as a relief pitcher in Minnesota.
Hunter homered, Trevor May pitched a career-high seven innings and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Saturday.
As he watched from the dugout, Paul Molitor had no desire to grab a bat and step in against Jeff Samardzija. The Hall of Famer had plenty of sympathy for his batters, though. Samardzija fought off a shaky start to pitch three-hit ball over eight innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night.
The Minnesota Twins are reinstating right-handed pitcher Tim Stauffer. Stauffer was on the disabled list and missed 19 games with a right intercostal strain. The Twins say Thursday that he’ll be back from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Rochester in time for Friday’s game in Chicago.
The Minnesota Twins are off to a good start this season, and now Target Field also has some bragging rights. The Twins say they now have the greenest ballpark in Major League Baseball. This comes after a partnership with a company called Eco Products in the effort to cut down on plastic.
Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot off Antonio Bastardo in the 13th inning to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.
Target Field is taking another step to minimize fan-generated trash.
Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Francisco Liriano will start for the Pirates when the Minnesota Twins visit Pittsburgh in the interleague series opener. The lefty makes his first start as a Pirate against his former team Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Twins have sent designated hitter Kennys Vargas to Triple-A Rochester. On Sunday, he was left out of the starting lineup for the second straight game and was instead a late-inning replacement.
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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