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Scoggins: New Twins regime's patience pays off, now and in future

Twins Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey, left, and General Manager Thad Levine.

Wholesale change might have produced desirable results, but this season has reinforced that patience also can be rewarded with unexpected success.

Latest Wild Card update: Twins win and they're in

Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario (20), center fielder Byron Buxton (25) and right fielder Max Kepler (26) celebrate a win over Detroit last Friday.

If the Twins win at Cleveland and the Angels lose to the White Sox in Chicago, the Twins will be in next Tuesday's AL play-in game

Twins go on the offensive with hitting surge

Since August 8, the Twins lead the majors with 80 home runs. They have 199 this season, fourth most in team history (the record is 225 in 1963).

Twins-Cleveland series preview

This has been a strange season series. The Twins are 6-10 against Cleveland —1-9 at home but 5-1 at Progressive Field.

Berrios gets off to strong start in win against Tigers

The Twins righthander didn't give up a hit until the fourth inning,

With Sano out, Escobar surprised by his burst of power

The Twins infielder belted a three-run homer during the Twins' five-run sixth inning that helped them put the Tigers away 10-4 on Sunday.

Rand: Guess I was wrong again about the Vikings and Twins

What were we thinking when we thought we had it all figured out?

Closing in: Sweep gives Twins 4 1/2-game Wild Card lead, 6 games left

At 82-74, the Twins are the first team since Seattle in 2009 — and the 13th team ever — to have a winning record the year after losing 100-plus games.

Berrios' workload could become a factor for Twins

The Twins, at eight games over .500, match their high-water mark for the season.

Photos: Twins 10, Detroit 4

Twins complete a four game sweep against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit.

Twins look to close out the Tigers and close in on a wild card spot

Jose Berrios is on the mound, looking to snap a four start winless streak while leading the Twins to a sweep.

Eight-run eighth inning lifts playoff-minded Twins to victory over Detroit

The Twins on Saturday couldn't do much vs. Tigers starter Matt Boyd, but feasted on the bullpen to win their third straight in Detroit and inch closer to a wild-card berth.

Santana believed Twins would rally

Twins righthander Ervin Santana improved to 16-8 on the season

Escobar was determined to bunt, until he didn't have to

Eduardo Escobar ended up hitting a two-run single as part of an eight-run eighth inning on Saturday.

Hartman: Kelly praises Molitor for Twins' 2017 turnaround

Tom Kelly presided over one of the great turnarounds in baseball history in 1991 and this year's Twins matched that 21-game turnaround Friday.

Kepler leaves Saturday's Twins game with hip injury

Max Kepler left Saturday's game after the first inning when he injured his left hip while fielding and throwing a Miguel Carbera single. Twins manager Paul Molitor does not believe the injusy is serious.

Extended netting in MLB parks can no longer be optional

Foul balls and flying bats have been potential disasters for decades. Why won't Commissioner Rob Manfred upgrade his nearly two-year old ''recommendation'' of extra netting to a full-fledged demand?

Twins shift international focus more to Latin America

The Twins have casted their net worldwide to find players from Australia to South Africa. But that looks to be changing.

Saturday's Twins-Detroit game recap

A look back at Saturday night's game.