5 Things: Championship Series’ SetBaseball’s final four is set: Blue Jays and Royals in the American League and Mets and Cubs in the National League. The fun continues tonight in Kansas City.
Bautista Hits Slam, Blue Jays Beat Twins, Win 4th In RowJose Bautista hit a grand slam, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. Encarnacion hit a three-run drive and Donaldson added a two-run shot. Toronto has homered in 17 of 18 games since the All-Star break, with 10 multihomer games in that span.
Offense Falls Flat Again, Twins Lose 3-1 To Surging JaysJosh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit solo home runs, Marco Estrada pitched 6 2-3 innings to win consecutive starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Tuesday night. Toronto's sixth win in seven games moved the Blue Jays ahead of the Twins and into the second AL wild-card spot.
Twins' Brian Dozier Fills Last-Minute Slot On All-Star RosterDespite falling short in a round of voting Friday, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier will play in the All-Star game after all, the MLB announced Saturday afternoon.
Twins Blog: Homestand NotesAnother homestand for the Minnesota Twins is in the books, and the pattern of home field success continues. This six-gamer saw the Twins accomplish something they hadn't done since 2006, and afforded them a view of the division they hadn't had since 2013.
Hunter's Go-Ahead Double Lifts Twins Over Blue Jays 6-5Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run homer, Torii Hunter had a go-ahead double in the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday.
Dozier's RBI Triple Lifts Twins In 3-2 Win Over Blue JaysBrian Dozier drove in the tiebreaking run with a triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins past the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday.
Buehrle Slows Twins In Their 6-4 LossScoring a lot of runs early in the game has played a big part in Minnesota's surprisingly strong start this season. It's the later innings that haven't been as fruitful for the Twins, who were shut down by Mark Buehrle on Friday night and saw their five-game winning streak snapped with a 6-4 loss.
Twins Bring Fien Back From DL, Send Tonkin DownThe Minnesota Twins have returned right-hander Casey Fien from his rehab assignment for a strained right shoulder and removed him from the disabled list.
7 Great Fan Catches Using A HatHere are seven great fan catches using a hat.
American League Mid-Season Team MVPsSometimes a team's best players don't make the All-Star team. Here are the American League's mid-season team MVPs.
Twins Beat Blue Jays 7-2, Hughes Gets Win Stuck in the trainer's room because of a bad back, Minnesota's Brian Dozier watched most of Wednesday's game on television, rather than from the dugout. What he saw gave him a new appreciation for Phil Hughes. Hughes pitched seven shutout innings to win in Toronto for the first time in almost three years, Kendrys Morales got three more hits and the Twins beat the Blue Jays 7-2.