Granderson powers Mets

Sep 18, 2016

Granderson powers Mets

Curtis Granderson’s upbeat personality aided the Mets in navigating a difficult day at the ballpark. A couple of big swings in extra innings helped, too. Granderson hit a solo home run with two outs in the 12th inning after also connecting for a tying ...

Twins top ChiSox to halt 13-game slide

Sep 2, 2016

Twins top ChiSox to halt 13-game slide

Byron Buxton’s trip back to Minnesota included an early morning wakeup, a flat tire on his rental car on the way to the airport, nearly 5-km walk and a changed flight, followed by the need to get his car out of security when he ...

Blue Jays' Donaldson hits three home runs

Aug 29, 2016

Blue Jays' Donaldson hits three home runs

Midway through his first at-bat Sunday, Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson was hopping around in pain after fouling a ball off his right knee. From there, he was all smiles. Donaldson had his first career three-homer game, Troy Tulowitzki also went deep and the ...

Relief corps preserves victory for Tanaka

Jun 25, 2016

Relief corps preserves victory for Tanaka

Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for three innings of perfect relief for the second straight game, Rob Refsnyder hit a tiebreaking single and the New York Yankees took advantage of three errors to rally past the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Friday night. ...

Ichiro moves closer to Rose’s 4,256-hit mark

Jun 10, 2016

Ichiro moves closer to Rose’s 4,256-hit mark

Ichiro Suzuki singled twice, scored two runs and drove in the winning run for the Miami Marlins in a 10-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. The two hits raised Ichiro’s career hit total in the majors to 2,973. He now has 4,251 ...

Ichiro moves closer to Rose's iconic mark

Jun 8, 2016

Ichiro moves closer to Rose's iconic mark

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-5 in the Miami Marlins’ 11-inning, 6-4 loss against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday to reach 4,246 hits over his career in the United States and Japan. The major league record for hits is 4,256, held by Pete Rose. Ichiro singled ...

Verlander notches 2,000th career K during win over Twins

May 19, 2016

Verlander notches 2,000th career K during win over Twins

Justin Verlander, sporting a scruffy beard on his 33-year-old face, chuckled when the Detroit Tigers showed a video montage of some of his significant strikeouts during a career that started more than a decade ago. “Man, the first strikeout they showed against (Travis) Hafner ...

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. ...