30 Players: AL Central's Young Stars Ready To Take Next StepByron Buxton, Francisco Mejia, Michael Kopech can make mark in a division with a couple of rebuilding teams.
Can The Twins Contend In The AL Central This Year?The Twins made a massive 26-win turnaround last season, earning Molitor the AL Manager of the Year Award.
Twins Eliminated From Wild Card With 5-1 Loss To RoyalsThe Minnesota Twins were eliminated from the AL wild-card race Saturday, getting stifled by Yordano Ventura for seven innings in a 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals. Ventura (13-8) carried a no-hitter into the fifth inning and struck out 11 to win his third straight decision for Kansas City (94-67),
Royals Take Opener Vs. Twins 3-1 To Move Into 1stJason Vargas threw six shutout innings and Kendrys Morales hit a long home run against his former team to push the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
Twins Fall 3-0 To Division Champion Tigers David Price pitched Detroit to its fourth straight AL Central title with the type of performance the Tigers acquired him for, taking a shutout into the eighth inning of a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday that wrapped up the division on the regular season's final day.
Twins Batter Tigers 12-3, Keep Detroit's Lead At 1Eduardo Escobar had a homer, four hits and a career-high six RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins ensured that the AL Central race will come down to the very end with a 12-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.
Twins Deny Tigers AL Central Title ... For NowRick Porcello allowed six runs in under four innings Friday, and Detroit lost 11-4 to the Minnesota Twins on a night the Tigers had hoped to clinch the AL Central title. Detroit could have wrapped up the division with a victory and a Kansas City loss, but Porcello (15-13) endured another rough outing down the stretch, and the Tigers fell way behind early. Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer in the first, and Minnesota led 6-0 in the fourth.
Royals Beat Twins, Sweep SeriesBruce Chen bounced back with a solid start and the Kansas City Royals completed a sweep for their fifth straight win, beating Minnesota 3-1 Thursday and handing the Twins their fifth loss in a row. The Royals outscored Minnesota 17-3 in sweeping the three-game series.
MLB Roundup: American League CentralSince Opening Day on March 30th, teams in the American League Central Division have played approximately fifty games, and already massive disparities have set in.
Twins Blog: Who Cares About Predictions?Sports Illustrated released their MLB 2011 Predictions today and I almost like what I see.
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