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.
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.
Elvis Andrus had a career-high four RBIs and Texas got the tiebreaking runs on a two-out error by Minnesota center fielder Aaron Hicks as the Rangers beat the Twins 6-2 on Friday night.
The elbow pad. The shin guard. The batting gloves. Enraged over a called third strike, Torii Hunter had already hurled almost all of his accessories when he ripped off his white pinstriped Minnesota Twins jersey and heaved that onto the field, too.
Carlos Gomez went 4 for 4 with a walk, tormenting his former team again with three RBIs over the last three innings to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval mishandled a throw on a bunt in the ninth inning, and the Minnesota Twins broke away from Boston 8-4 Thursday for a four-game split. Torii Hunter hit his 200th homer in a Twins uniform and added two singles. Kurt Suzuki singled three times, helping Minnesota to its ninth win in 12 games.
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.
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.
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.
Brian Dozier homered twice and drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 on Sunday.
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.
The Twins finished a brief three-game homestand versus the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Brief, but successful as they took two of three from Tampa.
Brian Dozier homered, Eduardo Escobar had four hits and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of a rare Tampa Bay error to beat the Rays 6-4 on Saturday.
After a dreadful 1-6 start which included an ugly opening series at Detroit and an even worse home opener, the Twins have made quite the bounce back. They’ve gone 17-8 since and are 18-14 heading into this week’s series at Detroit and Tampa Bay.
Danny Salazar retired 21 straight batters after allowing a home run to start the game, and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 8-2 on Sunday.
Torii Hunter’s three-run homer broke a sixth-inning tie, giving Phil Hughes his first win and the streaking Minnesota Twins an 8-7 victory Monday night over the Oakland Athletics.
Trevor Plouffe hit his first grand slam in the majors and drove in career-high five runs, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Chicago White Sox 13-3 Sunday for a four-game sweep.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale breezed through his first meeting with Minnesota on April 12 and most of the 16 appearances against them that came before it. Thursday’s rematch wasn’t so smooth. […]
Second baseman Brian Dozier and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $20 million, four-year contract.
Brian Dozier hit his second home run of the spring, a two-run shot off Carlos Martinez in the third inning, and the Minnesota Twins and the St. Louis Cardinals played to a 6-6, nine-inning tie Sunday.
The past, present and future of the Minnesota Twins were all on display at a practice field in Fort Myers, Fla., on Tuesday as Spring Training continued.
Renovations to Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers were ceremonially opened to the public on Sunday, as Twins standouts Joe Mauer, Glen Perkins, Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter posed for pictures and fans toured the spruced-up seating areas and added amenities.
Phil Hughes has been named most valuable player and pitcher of the year for the Minnesota Twins in 2014. Hughes set a major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio and posted a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts, his first season with the Twins.
Rick Porcello allowed six runs in under four innings Friday, and Detroit lost 11-4 to the Minnesota Twins on a night the Tigers had hoped to clinch the AL Central title. Detroit could have wrapped up the division with a victory and a Kansas City loss, but Porcello (15-13) endured another rough outing down the stretch, and the Tigers fell way behind early. Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer in the first, and Minnesota led 6-0 in the fourth.
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