Twins Offense Quieted By Fiers, Astros In 4-1 LossMike Fiers followed his no-hitter with another stellar start for Houston, pitching into the seventh inning with three hits allowed for the first-place Astros in a 4-1 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins.
Pair Of Errors Allow Twins To Top Orioles 4-3 In 12 InningsTrevor Plouffe hit a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of two errors in the 12th to beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Sunday for a four-game sweep.
Milone Returns From DL To Help Twins Beat Indians 4-1Tommy Milone returned from the disabled list and pitched five innings, Kurt Suzuki had two key RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Sunday afternoon.
Twins Blog: Homestand NotesThe first homestand of the second half is in the books and it wasn't pleasant for the Minnesota Twins.
Ervin Santana Mows Down Angels In 3-0 Victory For TwinsErvin Santana pitched eight innings of four-hit ball against his former team, and the Minnesota Twins snapped both their four-game skid and the Angels' seven-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday.
Plouffe Grand Slam, Dozier Homer Lead Twins Past AthleticsErvin Santana received the game ball from Joe Mauer after his first win with Minnesota, and he waited months to finally earn it. The Twins' power hitters provided him plenty of support, too.
Twins Collect 16 Hits In 9-5 Win Over TigersTorii Hunter's towering two-run homer into the third deck against his former team highlighted a 16-hit afternoon for Minnesota, and the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 9-5 on Saturday.
Mauer Has 2-Run HR Among 4 Hits As Twins Beat Royals 5-3Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night.
Hughes Cruises As Twins Clobber Cubs 7-2Phil Hughes held the Chicago Cubs to two hits over eight innings, Trevor Plouffe doubled twice and drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins breezed to a 7-2 victory Friday night to start their interleague series.
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.
Twins Blog: Has Plouffe Made 'The Leap'?According to a 2007 study, the average Major League Baseball career lasts 5.6 years. One in five position players who make it to “The Show” will play only a single season. Less than half of all rookies will get to that fifth year while just about one percent of all big league players will have careers of 20 seasons or more.
10 Reasons The Twins Finished May Among Baseball's BestAfter the Twins beat Toronto on Sunday, they finished one of their better months in franchise history. They lead the American League Central Division and have the second-best record in the AL. Since a 1-6 start, the Twins are 29-13. So what gives? Here are 10 reasons why the Twins are off to a hot start, and hopefully why it will last this year.
Hunter's Go-Ahead Double Lifts Twins Over Blue Jays 6-5Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run homer, Torii Hunter had a go-ahead double in the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday.
Nolasco, Plouffe Help Twins Stay Hot In 7-2 Win Over Red SoxRicky Nolasco struck out five in 7 2-3 innings and Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer to lead the surging Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday.
Twins Use Big 2nd Inning To Down Pirates 8-5Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.