Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire wanted to see a big swing. Trevor Plouffe obliged him. Plouffe hit a solo home run in the 11th inning, lifting the Twins over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 Saturday for their season-high fourth straight win.
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.
The Minnesota Twins take the field for their first game on Saturday. While it’s only a spring training game, it could be a good indicator for how the team will play this season.
After the kind of season Matt Capps endured as the Minnesota Twins closer, many pitchers would look for a change of scenery in free agency.
The Minnesota Twins are back at the Metrodome this weekend for a huge fan festival: TwinsFest.
The Minnesota Twins aren’t letting a 99-loss season push them toward rebuilding mode.
The Minnesota Twins have finalized their $4.75 million, one-year contract with closer Matt Capps.
Matt Capps and the Minnesota Twins agreed to a $4.75 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Monday.
Shelley Duncan drove in three runs in each half of a day-night doubleheader, and the Cleveland Indians erased a six-run deficit to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-6 on Saturday night for the sweep.
Darnell McDonald hit a two-run homer into the upper deck in left field to help the Boston Red Sox defeat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Danny Valencia singled home the go-ahead run for the second straight day, this time in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 in a sloppy game played on another sweltering day at Target Field.
Michael Cuddyer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Joe Nathan did his job as the new closer Saturday night, giving the Minnesota Twins a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.
Former All-Star Joe Nathan will take over the closer’s job for the Minnesota Twins, replacing the struggling Matt Capps.
Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning off Matt Capps to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory Friday night over Minnesota, the seventh blown save this season for the Twins’ closer to match the major league lead.
Scott Baker had another impressive start cut short by injury before Glen Perkins bailed out struggling closer Matt Capps in the ninth again to help the Minnesota Twins hang on for a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.