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Morneau on roster as Team Canada tries to qualify for Olympics

Morneau on roster as Team Canada tries to qualify for Olympics

The former Twins first baseman retired, partly because of concussion-related issues, after being an American League MVP and National League batting champion.

Yankees maintain 5-1 lead over Twins in Game 3

The Yankees' Gleyber Torres, right, celebrated with teammate Gary Sanchez after Torres belted a home run in the second inning of Game 3 on Monday nigh

Twins starter Jake Odorizzi gave up a solo home run to Gleyber Torres in the second inning, and the Yankees added single runs in the third and seventh innings. Eddie Rosario's home run in the eighth closed the gap, but the Yankees quickly widened it again with two ninth-inning runs.

Cave in, Cron out of lineup for Game 2 at Yankee Stadium

Jake Cave is in the Game 2 starting lineup for the Twins.

Randy Dobnak, one week after getting married, will face Masahiro Tanaka as the Twins hope to even up the best-of-five series.

Postgame analysis: Berrios, Arraez and the Twins bullpen

Postgame analysis: Berrios, Arraez and the Twins bullpen

The Twins lost to the Yankees and now face a crucial Game 2 on Saturday at Yankee Stadium in the ALDS.

Arraez returns to starting lineup at second base; Kepler back, too

Minnesota Twins second baseman Luis Arraez walked off he field after he fielded grounders in the drizzle at Yankee Stadium Thursday afternoon.

When Luis Arraez was carted off the field last weekend in Kansas City, few people thought he'd be back on the field for the Twins-Yankees series, which starts tonight at 6:07 p.m.

Arraez, Adrianza make Twins playoff roster; Astudillo, Perez left off

Arraez, Adrianza make Twins playoff roster; Astudillo, Perez left off

The Twins will have 12 pitchers and 13 position players on the 25-man roster when they face the Yankees in the American League Division Series.

Berrios to start Twins' Game 1 vs. Yankees; Arraez could be on roster

Berrios to start Twins' Game 1 vs. Yankees; Arraez could be on roster

Manager Rocco Baldelli said infielder Luis Arraez's sprained ankle has improved to the point where he could be on the team's 25-man playoff roster that will be announced Friday morning.

Arraez hobbled, but sprain isn't severe; Twins go for win No. 102

Twins third baseman Luis Arraez is taken from the game after an injury during the seventh inning

The Twins have until Friday morning to decide whether rookie infielder is well enough to play in AL Division Series.

Cody Stashak starting today for Twins, who only kind of care who wins

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Cody Stashak (61) pitches in the seventh inning.

Winning streak is at five, and team-record 102 wins are within reach, but Twins are mostly enjoying a "mental break" on final weekend.

Sano batting leadoff tonight; Saturday's Twins-Royals game moved to 1:15 p.m

Kauffman Stadium

The second game of a three-game series had been set for 6:15 p.m., but a storm would likely have forced postponement.

How to adjust your October around Twins playoff baseball

How to adjust your October around Twins playoff baseball

Leaf-peeping road trips, fall weddings, MEA weekend … the optimists out there might want to start considering plans and compare calendars to this playoff schedule.

Day-after for the Twins: A lineup you aren't likely to see again

LaMonte Wade Jr.

Ian Miller is searching for his first major league hit. He'll lead off for the Twins and play left field. LaMonte Wade Jr. is playing first base for the first time as a pro.

Marwin Gonzalez: 'I knew this was a team that could win'

Minnesota Twins celebrate after the Twins clinched the AL Central on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, in Detroit. The Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-1

Gonzalez, who played on a World Series-winner in Houston, signed with the Twins two weeks after spring training opened, and he said he quickly knew that he'd made a smart decision.

Dobnak gets the start as Twins hope to clinch title in Detroit

Minnesota Twins pitcher Randy Dobnak

The magic number is 2 as the Twins and Tigers play the second game of a three-game series. Randy Dobnak, who has an even bigger day planned for Saturday, gets the start.

Gonzalez scratched from Twins lineup; Odorizzi to open season's final road trip

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi

Right-hander Jake Odortizzi will try to cut magic number, which stands at three with six games to play. Detroit will be trying to avoid its 110th loss of the season.

The Twins' magic number is 3 ... and Luis Arraez can't win AL batting title

Minnesota Twins second baseman Luis Arraez (2) holds a plush squirrel as the Minnesota Twins celebrated their 5-0 win.

Both the Twins and Indians are off Monday before making their playoff pushes in the final six games of the regular season.

Still no Kepler as Twins play their final home game of the (regular) season

Twins outfielder Max Kepler played both games of the day-night doubleheader in Cleveland on Saturday but has not been in the lineup since because of s

Martin Perez is on the mound and will try to shake off a poor outing against the White Sox. Twins look to take three of four from Royals

Slump over, Jose Berrios makes final home start of 2019 regular season

Jose Berrios.

The righthander has rebounded from a terrible August, and has the look of an ace again.

C.J. Cron returns to Twins lineup for Friday game vs. Royals

Minnesota Twins first baseman C.J. Cron (24) reacted after hitting a foul ball in the second inning. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune

Randy Dobnak will start for the Twins, whose magic number to clinch the American League Central title is six.

Royals' starter ejected, said umpire 'was after me personally'

Kansas City Royals pitcher Mike Montgomery

It wasn't the calls, it was the attitude, Mike Montgomery says, suggesting that MLB may "need to go to automated [strike] zones" after his run-in with umpire Manny Gonzalez.