Phil Miller | Star Tribune
Reporter | Minnesota Twins and MLB

Phil has covered college football and basketball, the NBA (Utah Jazz) and Major League Baseball for 25 years.


Dozier calls for improved ballpark safety after 2-year-old girl hit by line drive

A line drive off Todd Frazier's bat in the fifth inning Wednesday struck a young girl in the face, visibly affecting Frazier and several other players who witnessed it.


Yankees sweep has Twins searching for positives as season winds down

The Twins lost for the fifth time in six games Wednesday and fell to 1-8 in the Bronx over the last three years, continuing their long and durable domination by the Yankees.


Squandered chances, mistakes allow Yankees to wear down Twins

Jose Berrios' command was absent, or at least shaky. The rest of the Twins contributed mistakes or fell short during the 5-2 loss at Yankee Stadium.


Sano's return? Molitor says, 'I don't know if that's going to happen'

Manager Paul Molitor is concerned about Sano trying to regain his timing in the midst of a postseason chase.


Escobar's home-run production rate jumps out

Since Eduardo Escobar took over at Sano's position full-time while he recuperates, the backup has homered eight times, or one every 13.6 at-bats.


Lack of contact: Twins strike out 13 times as Santana takes 2-1 loss to Yankees

Jaime Garcia took advantage of the Twins being overaggressive at bat, striking out seven of the first 10 batters, while Ervin Santana pitched well in a ballpark that hasn't been kind to him in the past.


MLB Insider: Teams seeking Sano-like talent at age 13

The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects. All the players are 14 or younger.


Toronto rides big eighth inning to 7-2 victory over Twins

A series of well-placed hits by the Blue Jays did in the Twins.


Buxton's stolen bases are coming with ease

Byron Buxton has stolen 25 bases in 26 attempts this season, and the past 21 in a row.


Comeback magic runs out for Twins, Colon in 4-3 loss to Toronto

Bartolo Colon's shutout - on 'Big Sexy Night' in his honor - vanished in the fifth inning, and Minnesota's bats went quiet.