Hosmer Drives In 3, Volquez Tough As Royals Beat Twins 4-2Eric Hosmer hit a three-run double, Kendrys Morales drove in another run and the Kansas City Royals hung tough through eight more innings for a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night that snapped their four-game skid.
Fantasy Baseball All-Star Edition: Which Players Do You Actually Want On Your Team?Just because someone is an All-Star in the eyes of Major League Baseball doesn't mean you need or want them on your fantasy baseball roster. In fact, it's mostly irrelevant to smart fantasy owners. By looking the hitters and pitchers in line for the big honor this week, you can find assets you have that other clueless owners might want in a trade. Think about how to exploit that weakness in your fantasy baseball league this weekend.
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 Bumble Way To 7-1 Loss To Royals In Series OpenerEdinson Volquez dodged trouble for seven innings, and the Kansas City Royals scored a pair of runs on wild pitches before pounding the bumbling Minnesota Twins, 7-1 on Monday night.
Time To Grab Some New Studs Before Anyone Else In Your Fantasy League DoesIt's still early in the season, and you don't want to give up on key players too soon — even if they're slumping through the first two weeks of the season. But smart fantasy baseball owners also want to make sure they grab rising stars while they can — and before it's too late.
Twins Trade 1B Kendrys Morales To Mariners Kendrys Morales is on his way back to Seattle to try and give the Mariners' struggling offense a boost as they chase a playoff spot. The Minnesota Twins traded Morales to the Mariners on Thursday for minor-league pitcher Stephen Pryor. Morales hit 23 home runs and drove in 80 runs for the Mariners last season, but turned down a $14.1 million qualifying offer from Seattle to become a free agent.
What Will The Twins Do At The Trade Deadline?Last in the American League Central Division and now third from the bottom in the wild card race, it's pretty clear the Twins will be sellers at the trading deadline.
Twins' Correia Absorbs Baseball-Worst 12th Loss Another series loss has the Minnesota Twins contemplating their trade-deadline options. Kevin Correia absorbed his major league-leading 12th loss, and Minnesota's late comeback was thwarted by the resurgent Tampa Bay Rays in a 5-3 defeat on Sunday.
Pino Gets 1st Career Win, Twins Beat Mariners 4-2 Yohan Pino has the game ball to prove he belongs in the majors, even if he doesn't have a big league job anymore. The Minnesota Twins rookie right-hander earned his first major league victory — beating the Seattle Mariners 4-2 Thursday night in his fifth big league appearance — and was told after the game that he's being sent back to the minors to make room for LHP Kris Johnson to start Friday at Colorado.
Morales, Gibson Lead Twins To 8-1 Rout Of Mariners Kendrys Morales knocked in three and Chris Colabello hit a two-run double to back Kyle Gibson's six shutout innings. It was the third time since June 14 that the Twins scored at least eight runs — the second time they did it in a win.
Twins Stymied By Iwakuma, Mariners In 2-0 Loss The Minnesota Twins were unable to advance a runner past first base through the first six innings against Hisashi Iwakuma on Monday night in a 2-0 loss to the Mariners.
Morales Had Big Hit, Leads Twins Past Rangers 3-2 Kendrys Morales had a tiebreaking double off Texas closer Joakim Soria in the top of the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins snapped a 10-game road losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Rangers on Sunday. Morales' line drive landed just inside the foul line in left field, and a leaping security guard avoided touching the ball, allowing pinch-runner Sam Fuld to score from first base.
Gibson Gives Up 5 1st-Inning Runs In Twins' Loss The Minnesota Twins' offense gave Kyle Gibson a reprieve, scoring five runs in the second inning to put him back at square one after he had surrendered five in the first. It didn't make any difference. It wasn't his night.
Dozier Homers As Twins Beat Blue Jays 4-0 Brian Dozier hit a two-run home run, Kevin Correia won for the first time in four starts and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Tuesday night.
Twins Sign Free-Agent 1B-DH Kendrys Morales The Minnesota Twins have signed free-agent first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales to a one-year, prorated $12 million contract. Morales, who has been in Miami working out while waiting to sign, hit .277 with 23 home runs and 80 RBIs in 156 games with the Seattle Mariners last season.