Aoki sparks Royals again

Aug 28, 2014

Aoki sparks Royals again

The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. This time, they didn’t wait until the ninth inning. Shut down most of the night by the Twins’ Phil Hughes, the Royals finally broke through with six runs in the eighth. ...

Sale maintains form in victory over Twins

Jul 27, 2014

Sale maintains form in victory over Twins

Chris Sale credits his offensive support for helping him settle into a good rhythm on the mound. It might actually be the other way around, with Sale’s dominating starts taking pressure off the Chicago White Sox hitters. Either way, it’s working. Sale tied a ...

Iwakuma handcuffs Twins

Jul 8, 2014

Iwakuma handcuffs Twins

Hisashi Iwakuma is back on track, and that should create a serious concern for the rest of the American League. Iwakuma struck out a season-high 10 in seven strong innings, Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders hit solo home runs, and the Seattle Mariners beat ...

Yanks ace Tanaka collects MLB-leading 12th victory

Jul 4, 2014

Yanks ace Tanaka collects MLB-leading 12th victory

Masahiro Tanaka got some overdue run support on Thursday to break his personal two-game losing streak, going seven innings in the New York Yankees’ 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Tanaka (12-3) allowed four runs, all earned, on nine hits at Minneapolis’ Target Field. ...

Darvish rolls to 8th victory

Jun 29, 2014

Darvish rolls to 8th victory

Yu Darvish threw eight scoreless innings on Saturday to earn his eighth win as the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-0. Darvish (8-4), who had lost his previous two starts, gave up four hits, three over the first two innings, while walking one ...

Puig ignites Dodgers in twinbill sweep over Twins

May 2, 2014

Puig ignites Dodgers in twinbill sweep over Twins

After Yasiel Puig carried the Dodgers early, it was little-known Scott Van Slyke and Drew Butera who came up big at the end of a long day. Van Slyke and Butera homered in the 12th inning and Los Angeles held on to beat the ...

Twins reach agreement on contract with former Yankees pitcher Hughes

Dec 2, 2013

Twins reach agreement on contract with former Yankees pitcher Hughes

Phil Hughes probably needed to leave hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium, and the Minnesota Twins were desperate for proven arms to strengthen a woeful rotation. The two parties have come together, hoping to help each other out. The Twins and Hughes agreed to a $24 million, ...