Gibson's Return Delayed With Stiff Back, Hughes Starts For Twins Vs. RaysThe Minnesota Twins have delayed right-hander Kyle Gibson's return from the disabled list because of stiffness in his back, bringing Phil Hughes back from the bullpen before he ever pitched in relief.
Twins Hope Promising 2015 Finish Provides Boost This SeasonFollowing an 83-79 finish in manager Paul Molitor's first season, during which they stayed in the American League wild-card race until the second-to-last day on the schedule, the Twins have naturally returned for 2016 with higher hopes.
Miguel Sano Wins Twins MVP, Top Rookie HonorsMiguel Sano is the big winner with the Minnesota Twins annual awards. Sano was chosen as most valuable player and most outstanding rookie. The awards, voted on by the Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, were announced Tuesday by the Twins.
Unsatisfied Twins Make Significant Strides With 83-79 FinishThe Minnesota Twins made a 13-win improvement this year, the second-biggest rise in the American League, and remained in contention for a wild card spot until the final weekend of the regular season.
Indians Take Game 2 10-2, Split Doubleheader With TwinsKyle Gibson pitched six shutout innings and Torii Hunter had a three-run double as the Minnesota Twins gained ground in the AL wild-card race, winning their fourth straight with a 7-1 victory over the fading Cleveland Indians in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday.
Hunter, Gibson Lead Twins Over White Sox 7-0Torii Hunter hit a three-run homer and an RBI single, Kyle Gibson won for the first time in four starts against Chicago and the Minnesota Twins beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 7-0 Sunday.
Twins Double Their Way Back To Beat Rangers 3-2Eduardo Escobar's two-out double in the ninth inning drove in the winning run, capping a late rally by the Minnesota Twins for a much-needed 3-2 victory Tuesday night over the Texas Rangers.
Rough Sixth Inning Downs Gibson, Twins In 7-2 Loss To YanksNathan Eovaldi pitched impressively into the ninth inning, Chase Headley and Stephen Drew each homered, and the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Sunday for a series win.
Gibson Botches Key DP Chance In Twins' 7-0 Loss To AngelsMinnesota Twins starter Kyle Gibson had only himself to blame for a defensive gaffe that led to a five-run rally by the Angels.
Now At The All-Star Break, Twins Continue To Silence DoubtersTwins manager Paul Molitor turned down an offer from Royals manager Ned Yost to coach in this week's All Star Game, telling him that, actually, he'd rather have the rest.
Twins Blog: Homestand Notes – All Star Break EditionThe Twins just finished a successful seven-game homestand, going 6-1 against the Orioles and Tigers and now begin a well-deserved break from the grind of the season as the All Star break is upon us.
Gibson, Sano Lead Twins Over Tigers 7-1Kyle Gibson won his fourth straight start, throwing seven strong innings, and rookie Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
Second-Place Twins Beat AL Central-Leading Royals, 2-0 Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 2-0 Thursday night.
Hunter Homers Twice As Twins Beat Brewers 5-2Torii Hunter hit two home runs and Eduardo Escobar had a three-run shot, leading the Minnesota Twins over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Saturday.
Twins Lose 3-2 To Cardinals Again, Wrap Up 1-4 TripFor 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.