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Ervin Santana back on disabled list; Gonsalves will debut Monday

Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Minneap

Former All-Star starter still feeling lingering pain in his surgically repaired pitching finger.


Duffey bailed out Stewart, but couldn't do the same for himself

The Twins' Tyler Duffey pitched against the Tigers in the fourth inning Saturday.

Hanging curveball to Mahtook turned a fifth-inning threat into a game-winning homer.


After Morris takes a bow, Stewart will try to earn his first Twins victory

Kohl Stewart made his major league debut for the Twins in his start against the Tigers on Sunday.

The rookie righthander started his career with four shutout innings, so Paul Molitor hopes nerves are no longer a problem.


Twins postgame: Mauer hits throwback homer; Magill nearly notches save

Matt Magill (68) couldn't finish out the ninth inning.

The Twins outlasted Matthew Boyd to win 5-4 on Friday on Joe Mauer's three-run homer in the seventh


Kyle Gibson on the mound, Logan Forsythe red-hot as Twins take on Tigers

Kyle Gibson on the mound, Logan Forsythe red-hot as Twins take on Tigers

The Twins unleashed big offense Thursday night in a 15-8 victory.


Postgame: Twins sizzle at plate, but Tigers smoke Santana's pitches, too

Postgame: Twins sizzle at plate, but Tigers smoke Santana's pitches, too

The Twins scored a season-high 15 runs on Thursday, which also was the most the Tigers have allowed in a game this season.


Santana vs. Liriano as Twins open four-game series vs. Tigers

The Twins' Ervin Santana matches up with former Twins phenom Francisco Liriano as Minnesota and Detroit open a four-game series Thursday night at Targ

Liriano was a great rookie for the Twins 12 years ago, but injuries have derailed his promising career.


Jose Berrios looks to shake 'day slump' as Twins face Pirates

Jose Berrios looks to shake 'day slump' as Twins face Pirates

The teams finish their two-game series with a matinee at Target Field.


Odorizzi collects first win since July 8 by focusing on first-pitch success

From the first pitch, Jake Odorizzi was an effective pitcher on Tuesday. That seems to be critical for the righthander.


Odorizzi gets rematch with Pirates, with remade Twins roster behind him

Only three Twins starters were in the lineup when the teams last met in Pittsburgh last April.


Twins send Stewart to the mound in Tigers series finale

Kohl Stewart made his major league debut for the Twins in his start against the Tigers on Sunday.

This is the final game of a seven-game road trip against AL Central teams.


Morrison out for season with hip injury; Mejia has nerve injury

Logan Morrison celebrates his home run off White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito, in the seventh inning

Logan Morrison's season is over as he was placed on the disabled list with the same left hip impingement that landed him on the list one month ago.


Some more thoughts about the Twins closing situation, and Kohl Stewart arrives

Kyle Gibson is on the mound tonight as the Twins face Detroit and try to snap a three-game losing streak.


Twins to call up Kohl Stewart to make start on Sunday

Twins first-round draft pick Kohl Stewart, in 2013.

Kohl Stewart is a former fourth overall pick of the 2013 draft who has methodically worked his way up the Twins farm system to finally get his shot.


Twins move on without Rodney, prepare to face the Tigers

Ervin Santana is on the mound tonight as the Twins open a three-game series at Comerica Park against the Tigers


After their latest clunker, Twins can still split series

Jake Cave watches his ball after hitting a single off Cleveland pitcher Mike Clevinger on Wednesday

The Twins will send Jose Berrios to the mound on Wednesday looking to shake off Wednesday's walk-off loss and split the four-game series at Progressive Field


Mejia making progress but not yet named starter for Sunday

Meanwhile, Jake Odorizzi is on the mound tonight as the Twins face Mike Clevinger and the Indians


Twins don't think Mejia's wrist injury is serious

Adalberto Mejia

The lefthander left the game after five innings on Tuesday when he strained his wrist while throwing what turned out to be his final pitch of the night.


Twins-Indians game in a rain delay

Minnesota Twins right fielder Max Kepler fields a ball hit by the Kansas City Royals at a baseball game Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Phot

Scattered showers in the area forced the grounds crew to roll out the tarp, and the game at Progressive Field is in a rain delay.


Garver's experience landed him on the mound Monday

Mitch Garver

The Twins called Mitch Garver to the mound Monday, making him the latest position player in MLB to pitch this season. Garver hit 68 to 81 on the gun.