Cruz Hits 2 Homers; Twins Split Doubleheader Against RoyalsTwins' Nelson Cruz homered in both games against the Kansas City Royals to split Saturday's doubleheader at Target Field.
Twins, Royals Game Postponed By Rain; Doubleheader Expected SaturdayThe Minnesota Twins postponed their game against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night because of stormy weather, scheduling a straight doubleheader on Saturday instead to start the series.
Soler's 2 Homers Helps To Power Royals To 9-6 Win Over TwinsSoler began the show with his homer leading off the third against former Royals pitcher Jake Odorizzi, who was making his season debut for Minnesota after dealing with a sore muscle in his ribs.
Rogers Falters, Twins Allow 7 In 9th In 12-5 Loss To RoyalsJosé Berríos and Taylor Rogers have been the Twins' most reliable pitchers and helped push Minnesota to the verge of the AL Central title. For one game, Berríos and Rogers each faltered as the Twins missed a chance to build on their division lead.
With 3-0 Win, Twins Sweep RoyalsDevin Smeltzer pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins completed a three-game sweep by blanking the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Sunday.
Cruz Hits 3 HRs For 2nd Time In 10 Days, Twins Beat KC 11-3Nelson Cruz is hardly slowing down. If anything, he's heating up.
Dozier's 3-Run Homer Sends Bailey, Royals Over Twins 6-1The Twins stranded 11 runners on base.
Kepler, Rosario Help Rally Twins To 8-7 Win Over RoyalsThe Minnesota Twins again showed the resilience that has allowed them to avoid a three-game losing streak this season.
Maldonado Leads Royals Over Twins 8-6Jorge López (1-6) pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief, giving up four hits, including a solo homer by Nelson Cruz in the seventh. Ian Kennedy allowed an RBI double by Max Kepler but struck out Cruz with two runners on to record his seventh save in nine chances.
Odorizzi, Twins Win Again, Top Royals With 5-4 RallyThe Twins have the most homers in baseball, not to mention the lead in several other batting categories.
Mitch Garver's HR Backs Kyle Gibson In Twins' 2-0 Win Over RoyalsIt was the Twins' league-leading 133rd homer. Minnesota has a home run in 12 straight games.