Polanco, Twins bullpen send Athletics to 9th straight loss
Athletics Twins Baseball Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Emilio Pagan, right, celebrates with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) after defeating the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game Sunday, May 8, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs) (Stacy Bengs)MINNEAPOLIS — (AP) — Jorge Polanco delivered another key hit and the Minnesota bullpen combined for 6 2/3 innings of shutout work as the Twins sent the Oakland Athletics to their ninth straight loss, 4-3 Sunday. Polanco, who homered in a 1-0 win Saturday night, hit two-run single in the third inning for a 4-3 lead. Twins: Bench coach Jayce Tingler said Buxton was available off the bench. Twins: Minnesota has a day off before hosting the Houston Astros for a three-game series starting Tuesday.wftv.com
Polanco HR, 4 RBIs; Twins beat Red Sox 8-3 on Patriots' Day
Twins Red Sox Baseball Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers, left, beats the tag from Minnesota Twins' Gio Urshela (15) at third base on a double by Xander Bogaerts during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 18, 2022, in Boston. ”I just wanted to make sure I got a good night's sleep because it was an early game today. Christian Vázquez hit a solo homer and Xander Bogaerts had three hits with an RBI for the Red Sox. Red Sox: INF Trevor Story had the day off. Red Sox: Open a three-game series against the Blue Jays in their first night game of the season at Fenway Park Tuesday.wftv.com
Judge, Sánchez rally Yanks from 5-run deficit over Twins 6-5
Twins Yankees Baseball New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a three-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in New York. Joey Gallo hit his 33rd homer, his eighth with the Yankees, in the seventh off Tyler Duffey. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, taking issue with the calls of plate umpire Jeff Nelson, was ejected, and Colomé relieved. The Twins are 32-109 against New York since 2002, including the postseason, and have lost 21 of their last 23 games in the Bronx. Yankees: RHP Gerrit Cole (14-7, 2.78 ERA), pushed back because of left hamstring tightness, starts on six days’ rest at Baltimore and LHP Alexander Wells (1-2, 7.15 ERA).wftv.com
Giolito fires back at Donaldson, White Sox beat Twins 7-6
Lucas Giolito lobbed an expletive-laced response in Josh Donaldson’s direction after the slugger appeared to yell “Not sticky anymore,” after a first-inning homer, overshadowing Gavin Sheets’ successful debut for the White Sox in a 7-6 victory over the Twins.
Orioles end 14-game skid, Mullins keys 7-4 win over Twins
Twins Orioles Baseball Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins makes a catch on a ball hit by Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz to end the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez)BALTIMORE — (AP) — Cedric Mullins got two hits, scored two runs and made a sensational catch in center field, helping the Baltimore Orioles snap their 14-game losing streak with a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Pedro Severino and Maikel Franco both homered for the Orioles, who also ended a 16-game head-to-head skid against Minnesota. The Orioles scored four runs in their half of the third, immediately after the catch by Mullins. Mullins led off the Baltimore first with a triple and scored on Trey Mancini's single.wftv.com
Scherzer faces deGrom in spring game, rematch on opening day
Scherzer will make his Nationals-record sixth opening day start April 1, facing the New York Mets in Washington. The original lineup released by Washington before the game featured a designated hitter; that was revised to include Scherzer batting for himself. DeGrom struck him out, part of his 4 2/3 scoreless innings with three hits and five Ks. YANKEES 8, BLUE JAYS 3Gerritt Cole struck out eight in five innings, allowing one run in his fourth spring start for New York. BRAVES 11, RAYS 1Atlanta starter Max Fried gave up three hits and struck out five over six innings.
AP source: Twins reach 1-year, $13M deal with DH Nelson Cruz
FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz, center, smiles in the dugout after the Twins clinched the AL Central championship with the Chicago White Sox's loss during the tenth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Twins are bringing back designated hitter Nelson Cruz on a one-year, $13 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig, File)MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins are bringing back designated hitter Nelson Cruz on a one-year, $13 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The six-time All-Star won Silver Slugger awards in 2019 and 2020, when the Twins won the AL Central both seasons. Cruz was about the only constant, despite being at least 10 years older than most of the regulars.
Astros win 4-1 in Game 1; Twins' record losing streak at 17
Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, and George Springer, center, jump in celebration of the Astros 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins 4-1 in Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. They know what it’s like," said manager Dusty Baker, after the Astros became the first team in major league history to win a game after reaching the postseason with a losing record. It didn’t go my way,” said Romo, who has three World Series rings with San Francisco and pitched in his 30th career postseason game. Minnesota’s previous win in the playoffs was notched in New York on Oct. 5, 2004, in Game 1 of the AL division series. UP NEXTThe Astros were waiting until after the game to announce their starter for Game 2, though Valdez's appearance took him out of the mix.
Twins clinch 2nd straight playoff spot, beat Mills, Cubs 8-1
Minnesota Twins' Jake Cave (60) runs to score on a single hit by Eddie Rosario against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)CHICAGO – Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sanó and Josh Donaldson homered as the Minnesota Twins clinched a second straight postseason berth with an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. The Twins, who won the division last year, will make back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time since 2009-10. After Mills struck out the first two batters of the game, Rosario homered on the first pitch he saw for a 1-0 lead. In the sixth, Rosario hit an RBI single for a 2-1 lead.
Maeda's no-hitter ends in 9th; Twins top Brewers 4-3 in 12
Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda of Japan throws against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS Kenta Maeda lost a no-hitter in the ninth inning for the Minnesota Twins, who blew a three-run lead but came back to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in 12 innings. Maeda's no-hit bid was ended by Eric Sogard's soft single that soared just over the glove of a leaping Polanco at shortstop. Maeda retired 21 straight batters in a stretch from the first to the eighth innings and finished with 12 strikeouts. Opponents are 0 for 22 against Hader this season, with four walks and one hit by pitch 12 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.