Michael Bourn had three hits and three RBIs to help Corey Kluber win his third consecutive start as the Cleveland Indians won their fourth straight with an 8-7 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. Cleveland took advantage of five first-inning walks to score six runs. Jason Kipnis added three hits to pace the Indians, who are 8-2 since losing eight in a row. Kluber (6-4) gave up three runs in 5 2-3 innings. The right-hander has allowed four earned runs in 21 2-3 innings in his last three starts.
Joe Mauer homered and had three hits, helping the Minnesota Twins snap a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Mauer had already earned the ire of Detroit fans when he broke up Anibal Sanchez’s no-hit bid in the ninth inning Friday night. He was booed when came to bat in the first inning Saturday — then booed some more after his solo homer to right field.
The Minnesota Twins have reassigned World Baseball Classic star Samuel Deduno to minor league camp.
The Minnesota Twins have declined their $9.25 million option on right-hander Scott Baker’s contract for next season, making him eligible for free agency.
Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer to move into at least a tie for the lead in all three triple crown categories and Justin Verlander struck out eight in seven innings to help the Detroit Tigers stay in front in the AL Central with a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
The Minnesota Twins activated right-hander P.J. Walters from the 60-day disabled list. Walters went 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA in seven starts for the Twins before going on the disabled list June 14 with shoulder inflammation.
The Minnesota Twins have put righthander P.J. Walters on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder.
The Minnesota Twins announced after losing 9-8 to the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday night that they are recalling pitcher Lester Oliveros from Triple-A Rochester.
Minnesota Twins right-hander P.J. Walters left his start after only 15 pitches with pain and stiffness in his throwing shoulder.
P.J. Walters was not on the Twins radar as a starter coming into the season. But all of a sudden he’s become a reliable option.