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Postgame: Back in free-swinging form, Astudillo collects three hits

Twins second baseman Willians Astudillo rounded the bases after his fourth-inning home run.

The rookie utility man sees seven pitches in four at-bats, but does some damage in first game back in the major leagues.


Twins place Buxton on injured list with bruised wrist; Cave recalled

Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was checked by trainer Tony Leo and manager Rocco Baldelli after Buxton was hit in the hand while batting Friday. Bu

The move is retroactive to Saturday, a day after Buxton was hit on the wrist with a pitch during a game against the Royals. So he can return June 25.


Postgame: On Twins' bunting, Parker's pitch selection and Buxton's return

The Twins’ best scoring chance Monday night vs. the Red Sox fizzled when Jonathan Schoop was tagged out trying to score in the eighth inning.

Jorge Polanco tried to bunt for a hit while moving the runners over on Monday. The bunt moved the runners ahead, but was it the right move?


Twins nearing record for consecutive games with a home run

C.J. Cron circled the bases after hitting a home run against Baltimore earlier this season.

The Twins have homered in 20 straight games, two short of Colorado's 2104 record.


Polanco leads All-Star Game voting among American League shortstops

Polanco leads All-Star Game voting among American League shortstops

First baseman C.J. Cron, outfielder Eddie Rosario and designated hitter Nelson Cruz should also make the 'runoff' election next week among the top vote-getters at each position.


Twins to-do: Play better on Father's Day than they did on Mother's Day

Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was out of the lineup for a second consecutive game Sunday because of a bruised right wrist.

Center fielder Byron Buxton was out of the lineup for a second consecutive day because of a bruised right wrist.


Joe Mauer's No. 7 will be retired as Jake Odorizzi pitches for Twins vs. Royals

Joe Mauer's No. 7 will be retired as Jake Odorizzi pitches for Twins vs. Royals

The Twins face the Kansas City in the second of a three-game series after a dramatic victory on Friday night.


Twins postgame: Buxton day-to-day with bruised wrist

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli and head trainer Tony Leo checked on center fielder Byron Buxton after he was hit by a pitch on the right wrist Friday ni

The Twins beat the Royals 2-0 on Friday on the strength of Mitch Garver's two-run home run in the eighth inning.


'Boomstick' on the bench tonight; Romero returned to Rochester

Minnesota Twins pitcher Fernando Romero (77) checked on a runner at first during Saturday's game. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.co

The morning after a dreadful mop-up outing for the Twins, reliever Fernando Romero was sent back to Class AAA Rochester.


Romero up, Eades down as Twins hope for a bounceback game

Twins pitcher Fernando Romero

After an error-filled 10th inning that negated a five-run comeback, the Twins will be looking for a sharper effort in the deciding game of the series against Seattle.


Jose Berrios looks for his ninth victory as Twins face Mariners

Jose Berrios looks for his ninth victory as Twins face Mariners

Jose Berrios is shooting for his ninth victory, which would tie him for the major league lead. Former Twins pitcher Tommy Milone was pitch for the Mariners.


Homer happy Twins, Mariners ready to begin three-game series

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler, left, jogs home on his three-run home run off Chicago White Sox pitcher Josh Osich, right, in the seventh inning of a bas

The Twins and Mariners have combined for 251 home runs so far and are on pace to shatter the major league record. They open a three-game series Tuesday night at Target Field.


Polanco leads shortstops in AL All-Star voting; Cron second at first base

Polanco leads shortstops in AL All-Star voting; Cron second at first base

The field will be cut on June 21 to the top nine outfielders and the top three at other positions, with a one-day voting binge choosing the starters to follow.


Odorizzi aims for ninth win of season as Twins look to take series against Tigers

Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi took to the mound during the first inning as the Twins took on the Los Angeles Angels at Target Field, Wednesday,

Odorizzi brings a 16.1-inning scoreless streak into today's game, the last of a 10-game road trip


Astudillo down, Eades up, Torreyes to restricted list as Twins face Tigers

The determined baserunning of the Twins' Willians Astudillo is but one of the inspirational images of the team's turnaround this season.

Kyle Gibson goes for his seventh win of the season as he faces the Tigers in the second game of a three-game series at Comerica Park


Twins reinstate Pineda from IL, send Smeltzer to Rochester

Twins reinstate Pineda from IL, send Smeltzer to Rochester

The Twins got a key piece of their pitching rotation back Friday, just in time to open a three-game series against the Tigers in Detroit.


Slowest pitch of Berrios' career comes in handy

After peppering Jake Bauers with a series of fastballs that hit 94 mph only to have the Indians' cleanup hitter foul them off, Jose Berrios got the strikeout with a pitch clocked at 71.7 mph


Berrios on the mound as Twins try to avoid first three-game losing streak

Berrios on the mound as Twins try to avoid first three-game losing streak

Only one Twins team has gone later in the season without losing three games in a row. Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano aren't in the starting lineup.


Twins try to even series in Cleveland; game resumes after weather delay

Twins try to even series in Cleveland; game resumes after weather delay

Rain has fallen for most of the day in Cleveland, and the Twins and Indians got through six innings before weather moved in and delayed Wednesday night's game


After gaffe at first base, Gonzalez gets last laugh for Twins

The Twins' Marwin Gonzalez

After a pickoff throw hit Twins' first baseman Marwin Gonzalez in the arm, Francisco Lindor offered him his helmet. Gonzalez laughed it off, then took matters deep out of the ballpark.