Phil Hughes held the Chicago Cubs to two hits over eight innings, Trevor Plouffe doubled twice and drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins breezed to a 7-2 victory Friday night to start their interleague series.
For the second straight game, the Minnesota Twins fell just short of success. Consecutive 3-2 losses to the St. Louis Cardinals lessen the heartache of a 1-4 trip, if only somewhat. The Cardinals have the best record in the majors and the Twins remained in striking distance in the AL Central.
According to a 2007 study, the average Major League Baseball career lasts 5.6 years. One in five position players who make it to “The Show” will play only a single season. Less than half of all rookies will get to that fifth year while just about one percent of all big league players will have careers of 20 seasons or more.
After the Twins beat Toronto on Sunday, they finished one of their better months in franchise history. They lead the American League Central Division and have the second-best record in the AL. Since a 1-6 start, the Twins are 29-13. So what gives? Here are 10 reasons why the Twins are off to a hot start, and hopefully why it will last this year.
Trevor 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.
Ricky Nolasco struck out five in 7 2-3 innings and Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer to lead the surging Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday.
Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
After a dreadful 1-6 start which included an ugly opening series at Detroit and an even worse home opener, the Twins have made quite the bounce back. They’ve gone 17-8 since and are 18-14 heading into this week’s series at Detroit and Tampa Bay.
The Minnesota Twins have been waiting patiently for RHP Kyle Gibson to turn a corner. With 17 straight scoreless innings, some are saying he might be there.
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe will miss Saturday’s game against the Indians because of a family matter. Twins manager Paul Molitor says Plouffe has flown to Texas, but he’s expected to rejoin the team for the finale of the three-game series on Sunday.
A lot of fantasy baseball owners like to grab a rookie early and wait for him to pan out on the field. That can take all season, though. Sometimes, it’s best to grab the non-flashy veterans with the steady statistics instead, because at least they’re playing every day—and playing at a level you can rely on to win your league.
Trevor Plouffe hit his first grand slam in the majors and drove in career-high five runs, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Chicago White Sox 13-3 Sunday for a four-game sweep.
Trevor Plouffe and Torii Hunter homered, helping Ricky Nolasco return to the rotation with a win as the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Saturday.
After an awful 1-5 road trip to start the 2015 campaign, the Twins returned home to the friendly confines of Target Field determined to brush off a bad start and right the ship.
Trevor Plouffe led off the 11th inning with a soaring home run to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.
Last year we brought you the top 5 walk-up songs for the Minnesota Twins. But just as the roster can change from year to year, so too can these classic call-to-bats. So, in honor of this week’s home opener we decided to take a look at what tunes stayed the same, what changed and what ones are simply the best.
Matt Wieters returned to catching exactly six months after Tommy John surgery and played six innings in the Baltimore Orioles’ 10-9 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.
Trevor Plouffe is coming off of a season in which he led the Minnesota Twins in RBIs and signed a $4.8 million, one-year contract that made him the highest-paid third baseman in franchise history. Put those two things together and the 28-year-old Plouffe would appear to be on firm footing heading into his sixth season in the big leagues.
The Minnesota Twins have agreed to one-year deals with third baseman Trevor Plouffe, left-hander Tommy Milone, right-hander Casey Fiend and infielder Eduardo Nunez that avoided arbitration. The Twins announced the agreements on Friday. Plouffe will earn $4.8 million next season after hitting .258 with 14 home runs and a team-leading 80 RBIs last season.
The Minnesota Twins did what they could against Max Scherzer, forcing the star right-hander to throw 116 pitches in six innings. “We had a lot of good at-bats and made him throw a ton of pitches. He still hangs in there,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “That’s why he’s a stud.”
Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe’s season has ended a few days early, because of a broken left forearm.
After a 13-inning victory the night before, the long-shot Cleveland Indians held out hope that they could still sneak into the playoffs. They were dealt a serious setback Friday night.
Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier.
At the end of their penultimate home stand, the Minnesota Twins left the friendly confines of Target Field with a record of 61-82. With only 19 games remaining in the season, it seems fairly well assured that the Twins will end their fourth straight season with 90+ losses. Speculation and debate over potential organizational change will run rampant. And Twins fans will spend another off-season wondering when their favorite team will manage to climb their way out of baseball’s cellar.
Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins.