The Twins Beat
John Manuel, well-known in baseball circles as a writer/columnist for Baseball America, said that he pitched himself as a candidate for a job with the team.
The Twins are out of the playoffs after losing 8-4 to the Yankees on Tuesday despite taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
The Twins will proceed without the services of their power-hitting third baseman, who can't quite recover from the stress reaction in his left shin.
Tonight is only the seventh time an American League team has batted its designated hitter ninth.
Twins will go with 11 pitchers in the win-or-go-home game tonight as Sano could not get ready in time
Offense is the best thing going for the Twins as they enter the wild-card game, and that is what concerns Yankees starter Luis Severino as he prepares to face them.
"We should have been in the World Series," Twins great Tony Oliva said on the n 50th anniversary of Boston's "Impossible Dream" season.
The forecast calls for persistent, but probably never heavy, showers, so the teams will finish the regular season just a bit late.
Aaron Slegers made a good last impression for 2017 on his manager.
Their opponent Saturday night is the Tigers, but the Twins are shifting their focus to readying themselves for Tuesday's wild-card game, now that they know where it will be.
When Eduardo Escobar crossed home plate after blasting an upper-deck homer Friday night, he waved his arms, kissed his right palm, and waved at the sky, a tribute to his 79-year-old grandfather, who died of a heart attack.
The Twins have a decision to make about adding Miguel Sano to the wild card roster. (Update: The Twins announced at 2:30 p.m. that Sano has been activated from the disabled list.)
Miguel Sano, who has 28 home runs in 111 games, has been out for the Twins lineup for the past 38 games because of a left shin stress reaction.
The Twins clinched a spot in the wild card game at about 11:20 p.m. central time last night. Now, they are in playoff mode.
How many pitchers? How many lefties in the bullpen? Who's on the bench? La Velle E. Neal III offers a look at who would be on the 25-man roster for Tuesday's wild card game.
With Adalberto Mejia on the hill Wednesday the Twins can clinch a spot in the wild card round with a victory in Cleveland. Back home, Miguel Sano took 60 swings as he attempts a comeback from last month's shin injury..
After Twins starter Bartolo Colon had to leave after one inning Tuesday, nine relievers combined to go the rest of the way.
With Bartolo Colon on the hill, the Twins can clinch a postseason berth as early as tonight. But he is going to have to reverse recent outcomes if he's going to keep the Indians from going 30-2 over their last 32 games.
The Twins, at eight games over .500, match their high-water mark for the season.
Jose Berrios is on the mound, looking to snap a four start winless streak while leading the Twins to a sweep.