Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson pitched seven innings in his first start since undergoing elbow surgery nearly 15 months ago and the Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Josh Willingham drove in two runs against his former team, Joe Mauer hit a two-run single and the Twins snapped Oakland’s four-game winning streak and a five-game skid of their own with a 7-2 victory over the Athletics on Monday night.
The American League wild card standings show that the Tampa Bay Rays are solidly in the mix to return to the postseason. The Rays, however, have higher aspirations. Tampa Bay has made it very clear that it wants to win the American League East. The Rays’ 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night was the latest example of why they believe that making up six games and catching the New York Yankees is possible.
Matt Joyce hit a two-run homer and a two-run double, Jose Molina drove in three runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 12-6 on Friday night to keep pace in the crowded American League wild card race with their ninth win in their last 12 games.
The Minnesota Twins scored 10 runs in the second inning of Monday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians. The Indians led 1-0 when the Twins sent 13 men to the plate. Solo homers by Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau off starter Zach McAllister started the rally.
Scott Diamond tossed a three-hitter, Justin Morneau and Josh Willingham hit three-run homers, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 11-0 on Friday night.
Adam Jones hit a two-run homer in the first inning against Francisco Liriano and the Baltimore Orioles hung on to beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe hit homers in a five-run third and Ryan Doumit had a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to an 8-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Ron Gardenhire deflected credit on the night the Minnesota Twins gave their manager his 900th career victory. Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run single, one of six singles during Minnesota’s four-run fourth inning, to help the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Monday night.
The NHL’s free agency season starts Sunday, but will the Wild be real suitors for Sutter? Sources say Ryan Sutter — the most sought-after defenseman in the NHL free agency — will not be quick to sign but will listen to many offers before making a decision.
Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off shaky Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman, rallying the Minnesota Twins over the Reds 4-3 Sunday.
Josh Willingham hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins scratched past the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Trevor Plouffe had a homer, a double and three RBIs to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 11-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
Josh Willingham’s RBI single in the 10th inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to an 8-7 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
justin Morneau and Josh Willingham each hit two-run homers, Trevor Plouffe also went deep and the Minnesota Twins held off the Kansas City Royals 10-7 on Monday night.
Josh Willingham hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Ready or not, Francisco Liriano is jumping back into the Minnesota Twins’ beleaguered starting rotation.
Jason Marquis was hit hard in his shortest start of the season and the Minnesota Twins couldn’t contain Jonathan Lucroy.
Ryan Doumit’s two-run blast sailed into the upper deck in left field, and he was swarmed by his teammates as he hit the dugout to celebrate his game-tying, eighth-inning home run.
Jered Weaver allowed three hits over six innings in his first start since no-hitting the Twins last week to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 8-3 victory over Minnesota on Monday night.
Minnesota Twins slugger Josh Willingham was scratched from the lineup on Monday night because of an illness.
Josh Willingham had three hits and came a homer away from hitting for the cycle to help the Minnesota Twins snap their six-game losing streak by beating the Kansas City Royals 7-4 Sunday.
Josh Willingham extended his season-opening hitting streak to 14 games with a go-ahead three-run double and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Friday night.
Carl Pavano quieted an unfriendly Yankee Stadium crowd with seven solid innings, Justin Morneau played in the field for the first time this season and hit a long homer, and the Minnesota Twins earned a rare victory in New York, 7-3 on Monday night.
C.J. Wilson won his awaited Angels debut with seven smooth innings, giving Los Angeles all the boost it needed to beat the Twins 5-1 on Monday and spoil Minnesota’s home opener.