Zimmermann wins fifth straight start; Tigers sink Twins

May 1, 2016

Zimmermann wins fifth straight start; Tigers sink Twins

Jordan Zimmermann hasn’t required much run support this year. Justin Upton gave him all he needed in the first inning Saturday. Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Upton hit a three-run homer for the Tigers in ...

Apr 19, 2016

Twins bring back Gardenhire as special assistant to GM

The Minnesota Twins have hired former manager Ron Gardenhire as a special assistant to general manager Terry Ryan. The team announced Gardenhire’s return on Monday. His responsibilities include traveling to all minor league affiliates as an instructor and evaluator. “He’s got a lot of ...

Twins snap losing streak

Apr 16, 2016

Twins snap losing streak

Park Byung-ho finally had a chance to celebrate with the Minnesota Twins. The wait was so long even the stoic slugger let down his guard. The Twins became the last team in the major leagues to win this season, after Park drove in the ...

Kennedy shines in Royals debut

Apr 10, 2016

Kennedy shines in Royals debut

Ian Kennedy followed up an unimpressive spring with a strong regular season debut with the Kansas City Royals. Kennedy pitched 6⅔ scoreless innings and the Royals hit their first three home runs of the season to beat the winless Minnesota Twins 7-0 Saturday night. ...

Nov 24, 2015

Ailing Carew seeks heart transplant

Hall of Famer Rod Carew is hoping to qualify for a heart transplant after a massive heart attack two months ago. The 70-year-old Carew told Sports Illustrated he was stricken while golfing alone in Corona, California, on Sept. 20. He tells the magazine “they ...

Hunter calling it quits after 19 MLB seasons

Oct 27, 2015

Hunter calling it quits after 19 MLB seasons

Torii Hunter’s Minnesota reunion went about as well as could have been expected — for both sides. That’s the way Hunter decided to cap his career, too, as the last of 19 major league seasons. The Twins confirmed Monday night that Hunter will retire. ...

Blue Jays bash three homers to bury Twins

Aug 6, 2015

Blue Jays bash three homers to bury Twins

The Toronto Blue Jays have been piling up home runs and victories. They added to both columns Wednesday night. Jose Bautista hit a grand slam, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson also homered and the Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-7 for their fourth ...

Angels keep win streak alive

Jul 23, 2015

Angels keep win streak alive

Huston Street had to wait two weeks between his 299th and 300th saves, partly because of a minor groin injury and partly because of the All-Star break. But mostly because his Los Angeles Angels have been so good that they barely needed their closer ...

Twins stage frantic rally in ninth

Jul 11, 2015

Twins stage frantic rally in ninth

Brian Dozier lost the All-Star vote, then won the game. Dozier hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to cap a seven-run rally and give the Minnesota Twins an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. After missing out ...

Royals raise record to 7-0

Apr 14, 2015

Royals raise record to 7-0

Kansas City has picked up right where it left off. Behind some torrid hitting and an impenetrable bullpen, the Royals are the only unbeaten team left in the majors. Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp ...

Santana gets 80-game ban for using steroid

Apr 4, 2015

Santana gets 80-game ban for using steroid

The Minnesota Twins spent $55 million on Ervin Santana to bring some much-needed talent and experience to their beleaguered starting rotation. Now, thanks to an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, the Twins will be without their biggest offseason acquisition for ...