Unsatisfied Twins Make Significant Strides With 83-79 FinishThe Minnesota Twins made a 13-win improvement this year, the second-biggest rise in the American League, and remained in contention for a wild card spot until the final weekend of the regular season.
Buxton Doubles, Homers To lead Twins Over Tigers, 7-1 Byron Buxton doubled and homered to lead the Minnesota Twins to a crucial 7-1 victory win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
Santana, Twins Start Key Series Against Indians With 3-1 WinErvin Santana pitched strong into the eighth inning, Aaron Hicks and Brian Dozier each had two hits and an RBI from the top two spots in Minnesota's lineup, and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Tuesday to start a critical series for the American League wild card chasers.
Plouffe Homers Twice To Lift Twins Past Chisox 6-2Trevor Plouffe hit a pair of solo homers, including a tie-breaking shot in the eighth, to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 6-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
Rosario's 2-Run Triple In 9th Lifts Twins Past Astros, 3-2Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking two-run triple in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins held on for a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Ervin Santana (4-4) gave up just one run and six hits over eight innings to help the Twins bounce back after an 8-0 loss in the series opener the previous night.
Santana Sharp At Home, Twins Beat Astros 7-5Ervin Santana struck out 10 to earn his first home win, Eduardo Nunez and Miguel Sano homered, and the Minnesota Twins survived a ninth-inning rally to beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Sunday.
Twins Lose 4-3 To Yankees, Get Swept In New YorkThe fading Minnesota Twins will have to try to reinsert themselves into the AL wild-card race without Aaron Hicks. The center fielder is headed back to the disabled list. Hicks strained his left hamstring trying to run out a grounder in the sixth inning of the Twins' 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday, their fifth defeat in seven days.
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Price Silences Scuffling Twins As Jays Win 5-1David Price struck out 11 over eight innings to win his Blue Jays debut, Josh Donaldson hit a tie-breaking home run and Toronto beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders.
McCutchen, Liriano Lead Pirates Sweep Of Twins With 10-4 WinAndrew McCutchen hit a home run and turned an RBI single into race around the bases while Minnesota made two errors in a five-run sixth inning, helping Francisco Liriano and the Pittaburgh Pirates beat the Twins 10-4 Wednesday for a two-game sweep.
Ervin Santana Mows Down Angels In 3-0 Victory For TwinsErvin Santana pitched eight innings of four-hit ball against his former team, and the Minnesota Twins snapped both their four-game skid and the Angels' seven-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday.
Plouffe Grand Slam, Dozier Homer Lead Twins Past AthleticsErvin Santana received the game ball from Joe Mauer after his first win with Minnesota, and he waited months to finally earn it. The Twins' power hitters provided him plenty of support, too.