The Astros teed off for 14 runs over the last two innings.
The Twins bullpen's stat line Monday looked like something out of youth in-house baseball: 14 runs, 13 hits, two home runs, three walks, a hit batter and a partridge in a pear tree.
Buxton said the finger was painful after the game, but "I was very relieved. It could have been worse than it was. Hopefully I'll be back out there tomorrow."
Jim Wiesner, a beloved baseball lifer who worked for the Twins since their arrival in 1961 as a clubhouse attendant and equipment manager for 37 years, died Sunday, a day after his 77th birthday.
The warm months in Minnesota are better when the MLB team is interesting and competitive. Stop worrying about whether it will last and enjoy it for as long as it does.
Twins righthander Ervin Santana says he returned to the mound for the seventh inning after throwing 103 pitches because the depleted Twins bullpen needed him to keep going.
After leading 8-2 in the eighth inning, the Twins lost 16-8 to Houston at Target Field on Sunday.
Houston's Carlos Beltran had four hits and three RBI, including a homer to cap an 11-run inning.
The young outfielder made a great catch, but also a costly throwing error and a critical mistake in center.
Try this sentence on for size: Joe Mauer made his first out of the game in the bottom of the 15th inning, 6 hours, 23 minutes after the first pitch.
Their bullpen exhausted by Sunday's 15-inning marathon, the Twins are hoping Ervin Santana can pitch seven or more innings this afternoon.
Losing bell tolls for Twins after nearly 6½ hours over 15 innings.
The Twins first baseman reached base seven times Sunday in an 8-6, 15-inning loss to Tampa Bay.
Sunday's game was only 10 minutes short of a franchise record.
Twins lefthander pitched the 15th inning Sunday, giving up two home runs.
The Tampa Bay Rays drilled back-to-back homers in the 15th inning to sink the Twins 8-6 Sunday at Target Field.
Evan Longoria had two hits for Tampa Bay, including an RBI double during the Rays' ninth-inning rally and a winning homer in the 15th.
Houston (35-16) has the best record in the majors and leads the AL West by 10 games. The Astros have won four in a row and five of six.
The Twins bullpen was forced to throw 201 pitches and absorb 9⅔ innings in the 15-inning defeat, with all seven relievers and Hector Santiago, Wednesday's scheduled starter, forced into action.
After the Twins came up empty with runners in scoring position, Brian Dozier connected by going the opposite way.