Reliever Joe Smith struck out pinch-hitter Oswaldo Arcia to stop a ninth-inning rally and the Cleveland Indians won their seventh straight game, holding off the Minnesota Twins 6-5 Thursday night to keep their edge in the AL wild-card race.
Max Scherzer earned his 21st win and the Detroit Tigers clinched their third straight AL Central title, beating the Minnesota Twins 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Doug Fister struck out seven and the Detroit Tigers homered three times in the fourth inning to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer provided enough encouraging signs during his workout Thursday that general manager Terry Ryan and manager Ron Gardenhire remain optimistic he will play again this season after a concussion.
Dayan Viciedo had three hits and drove in two runs, Jose Quintana pitched six effective innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Tuesday night.
Negotiations on a new Vikings stadium are winding down, but a new controversy may be heating up.
Chris Archer pitched six scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Rays added to their slim wild-card lead by beating the Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Friday night.
Scott Diamond finished last season as the only pitcher assured of a spot in Minnesota’s rotation.
Minnesota is expecting another set of twins. These will be a baby boy and girl for Wild star Zach Parise. He and his wife, Alisha, are expecting in January. Parise confirmed the news Thursday, the first day of training camp for the team.
With Nolan Ryan watching from the front row, Yu Darvish looked as if he might have the no-hit stuff that made Big Tex so special.
Judy from Minneapolis wants to know: Why do MLB games start at 10 minutes after the hour instead of on the hour? According to Twins spokesman Kevin Smith, the start time are to accommodate radio and television networks that come on the air at the top of the hour. It gives them time to set up the game, welcome everyone and sometimes take a commercial break.
With 31 games to go, the Minnesota Twins have already set a team record for strikeouts in a season.
James Shields was sharp for 7 1-3 innings, Alex Gordon had three RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals scored five runs in the eighth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday.
The Twins aren’t going anywhere in October except home. Until then, they intend to ruin some other team’s plans for the fall.
The Minnesota Twins have recalled Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester to take Joe Mauer’s spot on the roster.