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Game No. 1,858 feels a little special for Joe Mauer as he considers future

Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer tipped his hat to the cheering crowd before his first at bat on the final game of the season.

The longtime Twin and St. Paul native is leading off and playing first base in what could be his final game.


Near triple play turns into big inning for Twins

The Tigers had a shot at a triple play in the fifth inning but ended up getting just one - after replay. And the Twins took advantage of the new life.


Garver cleared to play and is available against the Tigers tonight

Twins manager Paul Molitor is one game away from his 300th as manager as the Twins prepare to face the Tigers


Postgame: Interference not called, and Molitor disagrees

Twins manager Paul Molitor thought interference should have been called on this play, when the Tigers' Niko Goodrum broke up a potential double play b

The Twins lost 4-2 to Detroit on Tuesday as Trevor Hildenberger gave up four runs in the eighth.


Twins' last homestand of 2018 begins with matchup against Tigers

Gabriel Moya (left) and Kohl Stewart -- who clicked to hold the Tigers to two hits over seven innings last week in Detroit -- team up again Tuesday.

Gabe Moya and Kohl Stewart - who clicked to hold the Tigers to two hits over seven innings last week in Detroit - team up again on Tuesday.


Twins trying to break walkoff streak in season's final road game

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson in the second inning.

Oakland can clinch a playoff spot with a victory over Minnesota, while the Twins can finish with their second-worst road record ever.


Opener Gabriel Moya on the mound as Twins take on Tigers

The teams finish the three-game series at Comerica Park with Moya preceding Stephen Gonsalves.


Twins postgame: Moya making a bid to become the permanent 'opener' perhaps?

Gabriel Moya delivered a pitch in the first inning for the Twins on Monday in Detroit. The rookie lefthander is scheduled to do the same thing for Wed

The Twins won their third straight game on Tuesday, down the Tigers 5-2 and can sweep the three-game series on Wednesday


Miguel Sano returns to Twins lineup in Detroit

Miguel Sano returns to Twins lineup in Detroit

The burly third baseman will hit seventh after missing two weeks because of a leg injury.


Twins postgame: Polanco misses a home run...then gets one

Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco celebrated his solo home run in the ninth inning Monday.

Jorge Polanco's first ninth-inning blast was ruled to have curled foul, but he straightened out his next swing.


Rosario back in left, Sano available tonight against Tigers

Kohl Stewart eventually will make his seventh appearance for the Twins since being calle up. But first, Gabriel Moya will open for him


Twins on the verge of being swept again in K.C.

The Twins lost 10-3 on Saturday to the Royals and need a strong start from Kyle Gibson tomorrow


Twins catcher Garver diagnosed with concussion

Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver (23) spoke with manager Paul Molitor and a trainer after being hit by a foul ball in the second inning. He left t

Mitch Garver will likely will be out of the lineup several more days as concussion symptoms have developed


Hildenberger has a rough ninth inning for Twins

The Twins and Trevor Hildenberger blew a 4-2 lead in Friday night's walkoff loss to Kansas City, their seventh straight road loss.


Twins get rematch with Lopez six days after near perfect-game

Kansas City Royals pitcher Jorge Lopez was perfect through eight innings on Saturday night.

Jose Berrios goes for his 12th win of the season tonight for the Twins against Jorge Lopez, who took a perfect game into the ninth inning last Saturday.


Could Moya be a bullpen fixture next season for Twins?

Minnesota Twins pitcher Gabriel Moya

Gabriel Moya gave the Twins an "opener" start they've been looking for Thursday night in Kansas City.


Twins look to cure road woes against Royals

Twins right fielder Robbie Grossman could not reach a ball hit by Gleyber Torres in the seventh inning. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ ï cgonzalez@startribune.com

The Twins are beginning a 10-game, three-city road trip with four games against the Royals


Postgame: Astudillo "wanted to show that chubby people also run"

Twins catcher Willians Astudillo (64), who only played because Mitch Garver had to leave after taking a foul ball off his mask, and closer Trevor Hild

Garver shows no signs of concussion; Hildenberger battles through heart of Yankees order to earn a save


Rosario convinces Molitor he's healthy enough to hit in Yankee finale

Sano wants to play in Kansas City, but manager says Twins will bring him along slowly.


What slump? Mauer took a deep breath, and hit the ball hard

Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer came out for a curtain call after hitting a grand slam home run in the fifth inning.

Maybe Joe Mauer didn't know that he was 1-for-23, but hitters know when they're not getting on base enough.