Royals Take 1st Loss As Gibson, Twins Win 3-1Kansas City became the last team in the majors to lose this season, as Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer for the Minnesota Twins in a 3-1 victory over the Royals on Wednesday 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.
Twins Rally Four Times, Lose To Angels 7-6 in 10Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins.
Escobar, Twins Bat Around Twice, Pound Tigers 20-6 Eduardo Escobar got a career-high five hits, including a homer and a triple, and the Minnesota Twins batted around twice in a 20-6 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Gomes, Holt Rally Indians In 7-5 Win Over TwinsYan Gomes had three hits including a home run, rookie pinch-hitter Tyler Holt hit a go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-5 on Tuesday night.
After Slow Start, Twins Lose 11th Straight To A'sFor six innings Friday night, the Minnesota Twins managed only one hit and sent the minimum to the plate against Scott Kazmir. They made things interesting in the seventh once it was all but too late in a 6-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics, Minnesota's 11th straight in this suddenly lopsided series.
Twins' Arcia Stays Behinds After Birth Of ChildThe Twins were playing short-handed Tuesday night against the Royals while outfielder Oswaldo Arcia spent time with his family following the birth of his baby boy. Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Arcia declined to take paternity leave.
Abreu Hits 30th HR, White Sox beat Twins 9-5Jose Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Friday night. Abreu had two hits and scored twice. The Cuban rookie has 77 RBIs — Detroit's Miguel Cabrera began the day leading the majors with 80.
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.
Twins Continue To Struggle On Road, Lose To TexasPhil Hughes hoped to turn around the fortunes of a Minnesota Twins team that came 0-4 on its current road trip and winless in the previous nine games away from Target Field. An early run was all the Rangers needed with Yu Darvish on the mound to hand Minnesota another road loss. Darvish held the Twins scoreless through eight innings on only four singles, two by Chris Parmelee, as Texas went on to win 5-0.
Twins Get Arcia HR, Little Else In 6-2 Loss To Angels Oswaldo Arcia snapped his 0-for-31 skid with a long homer in the second inning off Angels starter Garrett Richards, who had given up just two homers all season. Nothing else went particularly well in another loss for the Minnesota Twins, who also lost their rookie shortstop.