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2017 Schedule
60-59, 3rd in AL Cent
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Kepler homers to give Twins lead for good (0:17)
2h

Kepler's homer sparks Twins in DH split with Indians

Max Kepler made up for a fielding mistake in the top of the inning with the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the seventh, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 win over Cleveland in the second game on Thursday night to salvage a doubleheader split.

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Grossman suffers broken thumb

Twins RF Robbie Grossman left the second game of Thursday's doubleheader vs. the Indians with a broken left thumb, the team announced. He sustained the injury colliding with CF Byron Buxton on a fly ball in the gap.

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Twins option Boshers, recall Turley

Between games of Thursday's doubleheader, the Twins optioned LHP Buddy Boshers to Triple-A Rochester. In a corresponding move, the team recalled LHP Nik Turley from Rochester to add another arm to the bullpen.

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Gomes pads Indians' lead with 3-run HR (0:33)
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Bruce puts Tribe on the board with 2-run double (0:30)
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Twins activate reliever Perkins for playoff push

Twins reliever Glen Perkins, a three-time All-Star selection who hasn't pitched this season while recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum, has been activated from the DL.

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Salazar, 5 homers power Indians past Twins 8-1

Carlos Santana hit two of Cleveland's five home runs and Danny Salazar continued his strong second-half stretch in the Indians' 8-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

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Rosario named AL Player of the Week

Twins OF Eddie Rosario paced the American League in a number of notable stats to earn his first career Player of the Week award.

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Power Rankings: Twins bounce back with big leap

A six-game winning streak last week helped Minnesota to climb a half-game back in the AL wild-card picture. Eddie Rosario discovering his power stroke has been a big plus.

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4dTravis Sawchik

Ranking contender managers: Paul Molitor

The Twins have been perhaps the biggest surprise this season, and Molitor and his staff deserve a significant portion in the credit.

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4d

Race for the 2nd AL wild card

ESPN Stats and Information's Mark Simon examines the wild-card chances for the Rays, Twins, Angels, Orioles, Royals and Mariners.

4d

Dozier, Sano homer as Twins beat Tigers 6-4

Brian Dozier and Miguel Sano homered as the Minnesota Twins won in another topsy-turvy matchup, beating the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Sunday for their seventh victory in eight games.

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Stanton keeps mashing, paces Saturday's homers

Giancarlo Stanton hit his MLB-leading 41st home run of the season on Saturday night, the longest of the day by 18 feet. Stanton's 41 homers are one shy of the Marlins' franchise record set by Gary Sheffield in 1996.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Tough loss for the Twins to end a six-game winning streak as the Tigers rallied from an 11-6 deficit to win on Justin Upton's walk-off home run. Remember, the Twins traded their closer, Brandon Kintzler, to the Nationals at the deadline. It made sense at the time as the Twins were slumping, but with the Twins back in the wild-card race, no doubt a little regret after a loss like this one.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Byron Buxton made another fantastic catch, the offense pounded out 16 hits, the bullpen was great for 4.1 innings and the Twins have won six in a row. Despite being outscored by 51 runs on the season, the Twins have improbably clawed back over .500 and back into the thick of the wild-card race.

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Kepler and Rosario lead Twins over Tigers, 9-4

Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario homered and drove in three runs each as the Minnesota Twins extended their winning streak to six games with a 9-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

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AL wild-card race heating up

Entering Friday, the Mariners and Rays are tied for the second wild-card spot, with five other teams trailing by 3 1/2 games or less.

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7dDavid Schoenfield

Byron Buxton headlines 2017 All-Disappointment team

Buxton as a prospect and as a player have looked quite different. After putting together a great September last year, the 23-year-old has struggled to hit this season.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs54419th
Batting Average.25318th
On Base Percentage.32814th
Slugging Percentage.40924th
Earned Run Average4.7624th
Quality Starts42Tied-27th
WHIP1.4225th
BAA.27126th

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