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7/27/2015 | May brings high hopes to Twins' bullpen

Perhaps the Twins' biggest need as the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches is a reliever or two that can help bridge the gap to closer Glen Perkins. Minnesota might have found part of their solution in-house.


7/26/2015 | Strong outing unravels for Gibson in a flash

Kyle Gibson, who mostly cruised through the first five innings on Sunday, had command problems in a six-run sixth as the Twins fell to the Yankees, 7-2, at Target Field.


7/26/2015 | Twins to host Pirates for brief Interleague set

Two months ago, the Twins came into PNC Park and took two games from the Pirates. Minnesota will try to return the favor in a brief two-game series beginning Tuesday at Target Field, with Mike Pelfrey taking the hill opposite Charlie Morton.


7/26/2015 | Molitor not sweating Perkins' recent hiccups

Sometimes the best thing for a closer coming off a blown save is to get right back in there. At least that's how Twins manager Paul Molitor views it, so when a save situation arises, Glen Perkins will be right back in the middle of it for the Twins.


7/26/2015 | Gibson can answer Yanks' statement in finale

The Twins looked poised for a second victory over the Yankees in as many nights on Saturday, holding a five-run lead entering the seventh inning, but the Yankees clawed their way back, thanks in large part to Alex Rodriguez, whose third homer of the night was one of two hit off Twins closer Glen Perkins in the ninth inning. On Sunday at 1:10 p.m. CT, the two clubs -- both currently in line to reach the postseason -- will face off in the rubber match at Target Field, where the Yankees have historically played well. New York is 72-36 against the Twins since 2000 and will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound looking to take the series.


7/26/2015 | Perkins' rare command lapse costs Twins

Not too many players swing at the first pitch they see from Glen Perkins in the ninth inning. But on Saturday night at Target Field, Alex Rodriguez did, and he watched the ball soar over the center-field wall to tie the game shortly before a second homer off the Twins' closer set the Yankees up for an 8-5 victory. After starting the season a perfect 28-for-28 in save opportunities, Perkins has blown two of his last three.


7/25/2015 | No stopping A-Rod as Yanks stun Twins late

Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs, including a game-tying drive in the ninth inning, and John Ryan Murphy crushed a go-ahead three-run homer off Glen Perkins as the Yankees rallied from behind for an 8-5 victory over the Twins on Saturday at Target Field.


7/25/2015 | Molitor ejected for disputing strikeout call

Twins manager Paul Molitor was ejected for arguing with home-plate umpire Jeff Nelson after center fielder Aaron Hicks struck out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning of Saturday night's 8-5 loss to the Yankees.


7/25/2015 | Twins set Buxton's timeline; 1 month 'a stretch'

Just shy of a month after placing Byron Buxton on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb, the Twins have developed a plan for the rookie outfielder's return. Twins manager Paul Molitor said the "preliminary foundation," for the return was a bit drawn out.


7/25/2015 | Hughes mixes up looks to baffle ex-club

Twins right-hander Phil Hughes was locked in against his former team, giving up just seven scattered singles across seven innings in a 10-1 victory and making the necessary adjustments after the Yankees came out hitting him hard.


7/24/2015 | Twins pop 4 HRs as Hughes stifles Yanks

Phil Hughes pitched seven strong innings to best his former club while Miguel Sano paced a four-homer barrage, helping the Twins defeat the Yankees, 10-1, on Friday evening in the opener of a three-game series at Target Field.


7/24/2015 | CC finding form entering matchup with Twins

CC Sabathia has experienced his fair share of ups and downs for the Yankees this year, but the veteran lefty has given up just three runs in his past two starts. On Saturday, he will face another southpaw, the Twins' Tommy Milone, who was chased from his last start after just 2 2/3 innings but had thrown six consecutive quality starts prior to that.


7/24/2015 | Twins, Plouffe prepare for baby's arrival

By the time the Twins' current homestand ends in early August, third baseman Trevor Plouffe expects to be a father.


7/24/2015 | Hicks, Gose share ride from Compton to big leagues

Fulfilling their destinies as rivals in the AL Central, the Twins' Aaron Hicks and the Tigers' Anthony Gose go way, way back


7/23/2015 | Berrios picks up first win for Red Wings

Jose Berrios is known for overpowering hitters, but the usually strikeout-happy right-hander picked up his first Triple-A win with only one K on Thursday night.


7/23/2015 | Santana 'sterling' in gem against former team

After losing four straight games with the offense struggling to score runs, the Twins on Thursday were in desperate need of a strong start from right-hander Ervin Santana, whom they're counting on for a big second half. Santana did just that in his first start at Angel Stadium since being traded by the Angels after the 2012 season, tossing eight brilliant innings to lift the Twins to a much-needed 3-0 win.


7/23/2015 | Plouffe powering Twins through team slump

The Twins have had trouble scoring runs since the All-Star break, but Trevor Plouffe's power proved to be key for the second time on their West Coast road trip on Thursday against the Angels.


7/23/2015 | Stellar Santana sets up shutout of Angels

Ervin Santana dominated against his former team on Thursday afternoon, shutting out the red-hot Angels through eight innings and leading the Twins to a 3-0 victory in Southern California.


7/23/2015 | Rehabbing Buxton nearing baseball activities

Twins rookie center fielder Byron Buxton is making progress with his sprained left thumb and could start baseball activities within the next week.


7/23/2015 | Yanks reunite with Hughes in Minnesota

As the season moves closer to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline -- the last chance for clubs to complete deals without exposing players to the waiver wire -- a pair of contenders will open a three-game series in Minnesota. Michael Pineda will take the ball for the Yankees, while fellow right-hander Phil Hughes will start for the Twins.


7/23/2015 | Offense still trying to find groove after break

After getting just two hits in Tuesday's 7-0 loss to the Angels, the Twins at least showed some signs of life offensively on Wednesday with nine hits and five walks to get 14 runners on base.


7/23/2015 | Halos stay hot, top Twins for 7th straight win

Johnny Giavotella and Kole Calhoun combined for six hits, C.J. Wilson escaped trouble over five innings and the Angels continued to roll in Southern California on Wednesday night, beating the Twins, 5-2, to increase their season-best winning streak to seven games.


7/22/2015 | Walker extends Minor League home run lead

Twins Double-A affiliate Chattanooga stole an 8-7 win from Chattanooga on Wednesday by scoring seven runs in the seventh inning. The Lookouts' impressive comeback featured big hits from Adam Brett Walker and Max Kepler.


7/22/2015 | Torii full of pride watching Trout's evolution

Torii Hunter watches Mike Trout, like so many others he has mentored over the years, with the unabashed pride of a parent -- or an involved big brother who has done his job well.


7/22/2015 | Twins awarded competitive balance Draft pick

The Twins are set to receive an extra pick in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, as they were awarded the third pick of the Competitive Balance Round B on Wednesday.




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