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.
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been ejected from Saturday’s game at Detroit while arguing a call at second base. The Twins had men on first and second with nobody out in the third inning when Justin Morneau hit a grounder to first baseman Prince Fielder.
Joe Mauer has returned to the Minnesota Twins lineup after missing one game because of a stiff back. Mauer was scratched from Friday night’s game against Boston after he woke up with back pain. Manager Ron Gardenhire says Mauer came to Target Field on Saturday feeling much better, and he was put back in the lineup as the designated hitter.
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer was out of the lineup Friday night for the series opener against Boston because of a stiff back.
Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins capitalized on a costly throwing error by Boston starter John Lackey to beat the struggling Red Sox 5-3 Thursday night.
Pedro Florimon had a solo homer and a two-run double in Minnesota’s season-high, seven-run second inning that carried the Twins to a 15-8 rout over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.
John Buck kept up his powerful start with a grand slam, his fourth home run in the last four games, and the New York Mets beat the Minnesota Twins 16-5 as snowflakes fell at Target Field on Friday night.
On Wednesday, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire confirmed what had long been suspected by Twins pundits, namely that off-season trade acquisition, Vance Worley, would get the start on Opening Day in Minnesota.
Sure, Desmond Jennings wants to see more pitches per at-bat. Yes, he’d like to take more walks this season. And maybe this is the year he finally masters the bunt.
Lance Lynn allowed four hits in a three-run first inning and Jason Motte gave up a two-run homer in his second straight outing as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Minnesota Twins 7-0 Monday.
The next time Justin Morneau steps into the batter’s box he’ll be representing Canada in the World Baseball Classic. Morneau homered in his final game with Minnesota before leaving for the WBC, but the Twins lost to the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Saturday.
After their second straight last-place finish, the Minnesota Twins shook up their coaching staff.
Next in line to start in center field for Minnesota is Aaron Hicks.
The Minnesota Twins have fired five coaches and their head athletic trainer in the wake of a second straight last-place finish in the AL Central.
The Minnesota Twins just finished their second straight season with more than 90 losses. After the first one, the normally patient and loyal owners fired general manager Bill Smith.