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.
Milone Starts For Ill Hughes, Pitches Twins Past Indians 4-2Emergency starter Tommy Milone replaced an ill Phil Hughes and pitched the Minnesota Twins past the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Monday night in a game crucial to the wild-card chances of both clubs.
Twins Scratch Hughes (Illness); Milone To Start Vs. ClevelandMinnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes has been scratched from his start against the Cleveland Indians because of an illness and will be replaced by left-hander Tommy Milone.
Hughes Is Sharp, Kluber Isn't In Twins' 4-2 Win Over IndiansPhil Hughes pitched five scoreless innings in his return to the rotation, and the Minnesota Twins had rare success against Corey Kluber in a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night to move within a game of the second AL wild-card spot.
Martinez Helps Tigers Beat Twins 5-4Victor Martinez had three hits and two RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers beat Phil Hughes and the Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Twins Put Hughes On DL, With Lower Back InflammationThe Minnesota Twins have made some progress with their starting pitching this year. The rotation is ranked 10th in the American league in ERA, after finishing last each of the previous three seasons. This is still an area of concern, though, with the Twins trying to stay viable in the AL wild card race.
Twins Blog: Homestand NotesThe first homestand of the second half is in the books and it wasn't pleasant for the Minnesota Twins.
Hughes Shines Against Former Team, Twins Beat Yankees 10-1Phil Hughes pitched seven shutout innings against his former team and Miguel Sano hit one of Minnesota's four home runs in the Twins' 10-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night.
Twins Collect 16 Hits In 9-5 Win Over TigersTorii Hunter's towering two-run homer into the third deck against his former team highlighted a 16-hit afternoon for Minnesota, and the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 9-5 on Saturday.
Dozier's Two-Run Homer In 10th Lifts Twins Over Orioles 4-2Brian Dozier's two-run home run with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.
Hughes Goes 8 As Twins Beat Sale For 3rd Time, 6-1Phil Hughes tossed eight strong innings and the Minnesota Twins beat Chris Sale for the third time this season, overcoming 10 more strikeouts by the Chicago White Sox ace in a 6-1 victory Wednesday.
Buxton Scores Winning Run In MLB Debut As Twins Beat RangersByron Buxton went 0 for 4 in his major league debut, but scored the winning run in the ninth inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.