Hughes Goes 8 as Twins Beat Sale for 3rd Time, 6-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Phil Hughes tossed eight strong innings and the Minnesota Twins beat Chris Sale for the third time this season, overcoming 10 more strikeouts by the Chicago White Sox ace in a 6-1 victory Wednesday. Sale (6-4) reached double digits in strikeouts for the seventh straight game.... Read more
Vargas, Buxton and Twins Cruise Past White Sox 13-2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With ballyhooed rookie Byron Buxton at the top of their lineup, the Minnesota Twins have been unbeatable. Well, at least for his first time batting first, when the offense couldn’t have been much better. Kennys Vargas went 4 for 4 with a three-run homer and four... Read more
Arrieta Blankets Twins for Third Shutout Loss in June
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer got a sellout crowd at Target Field going with an opposite-field double in the first inning. Then Jake Arrieta got going. Arrieta pitched a four-hitter and Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam in the eighth inning, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Twins 8-0... Read more
Scherzer Loses Perfect Game in 9th, Throws No-Hitter vs Pirates
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just one strike from a perfect game, Max Scherzer saw it slip away with a misplaced slider. Or, some thought, a misplaced elbow. Scherzer lost his bid in agonizing fashion, plunking a batter with two outs in the ninth inning before finishing off a no-hitter Saturday... Read more
Baserunning Blunders, Lack of Offensive Doom Twins Against Cubs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have struggled to get runners on base lately. Even when they did against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, it didn’t end well. Baserunning mistakes by Byron Buxton, Eddie Rosario and Joe Mauer short-circuited any chances for generating offense late in the game, and... Read more
Vargas Hits Walk Off Home Run with 2 Outs in 9th, Twins Sweep Cards
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Slumping Kennys Vargas hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory and a two-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. Joe Mauer homered for the Twins, too, tying the game... Read more
Milone Leads Twins to 3-1 Victory Over Cardinals
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tommy Milone gave up one run in seven innings and the Minnesota Twins squeaked out a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. Milone (3-1) gave up five hits and struck out five and Eduardo Nunez had two hits and two RBIs to... Read more
Twins Lose 3-2 to Cardinals Again, Wrap Up 1-4 Trip
ST. LOUIS (AP) — For 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... Read more
Cardinals Allegedly Hacked Astros Player Database
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some cybersecurity experts believe professional sports teams have hacked rivals in the past without getting caught. The St. Louis Cardinals, one of the crown jewel franchises in baseball, now stand accused. Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the Cardinals illegally accessed a computer database... Read more
The Minnesota Twins vaulted into the AL Central lead by going 20-7 in May. The Twins had the best record in baseball during the month of May. The last time Minnesota won 20 games in a month was 1991, a year in which they went on to be crowned... Read more