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Twins postgame thoughts on quality at bats, Sano and Bucknor

The Twins rallied for a 6-4 win over Kansas City on Friday as Miguel Sano drove in four runs. Twins are 3-1 on their current road trip


Twins visiting a Royals team with the worst offense in baseball

Kansas City has scored two or fewer runs in nine of its last 10 games, and its 2.6 runs a game is the lowest in baseball.


Update: Twins recall Boshers; Chargois goes on DL in Rochester

The team has nine relievers as it enters a series against the lowest-scoring team in the major leagues.


Sano, Buxton flourish in Texas; Santiago leaves Twins to grieve

The Rangers waxed the Twins, who have today off before starting a series in Kansas City.


Santiago shares memories of late grandmother before pitching for Twins

Twins lefthander Hector Santiago lost his grandmother on Tuesday but wanted to pitch tonight. Minnesota is going for a three-game sweep over the Rangers.


Twins going for first three-game sweep in Texas since 1976

The Twins have a chance to sweep the Rangers here in a three game series for the first time since Rod Carew and Roy Smalley were in the Minnesota lineup.


Twins starter Santiago to pitch with heavy heart on Wednesday

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Hector Santiago throws during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, in Detroit.

Hector Santiago left a heartfelt message on Instagram late Tuesday night dedicated to his grandmother.


Reliever O'Rourke has torn elbow ligament, needs Tommy John surgery

The Twins lefthander sought a second opinion on elbow after discomfort persisted when he attempted to start a throwing program


Postgame: Hughes is 3-1, Sano is agile, Buxton takes better at-bats

Righthander Phil Hughes once again didn't have full command of his change up on Monday, but there was no major damage caused by the Rangers, the team with the most homers in the AL.

The Twins beat Texas 3-2 on Monday in the first of three games at Globe Life Park behind Brian Dozier's three-run double in the fifth.


Twins' Sano suspended one game for role in Saturday's bench-clearing incident

Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been suspended for one game by Major League Baseball for his part in a benches-clearing incident on Saturday against Detroit.

The Twins will appeal the suspension, believing they have a good chance to get the punishment reduced to a fine.


Postgame: Gibson suspected Tigers were stealing, relaying signs

Starter Kyle Gibson said the Twins believed the Tigers were stealing and relaying their signs. He and Jason Castro changed them with Detroit runners on base, but ended up confusing themselves.

Changing signs got the Twins pitcher mixed up while facing Alex Avila, resulting in a long home run.


Molitor: The emotion of Saturday's dust-up is behind Twins now

The Minnesota Twins Miguel Sano, left, chats with teammate Jorge Polanco while waiting to get in the cage for batting practice before the start of the Detroit Tigers at the Minnesota Twins at Target Field Friday, April 21, 2017, Minneapolis, MN.

The manager doesn't expect any further retaliation after bench-clearing incident.


Postgame: Thoughts on Sano, Mejia and the Polancos

After three starts, the Twins decided to option Adalberto Mejia to Class AAA Rochester.

The Twins' 5-4 loss to Detroit took 4 hours to play thanks to walks, poor defense and and bench-clearing incident.


Twins get another crack at Tigers lefthander Boyd - but not Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera will be a game time decision as he injured a groin muscle last night and is testing his fitness this morning.


Postgame: Kintzler was steadied by a close call; Sano makes pair of gems

Twins closer Brandon Kintzler wasn't sure his 3-0 pitch to the Tigers' James McCann in the ninth inning was a strike, but when he got the call, he rode it to his fourth save of the year.

The Twins closer wasn't sure his 3-0 pitch was a strike, but when he got the call, he rode it to his fourth save of the year.


Twins face motivated Verlander in opener of three-game series

The Tigers' Justin Verlander is coming into tonight’s game at Target Field (7:10 p.m., FSN) off the worst start of his career, a nine-run, three-homer, four-inning disaster against the Indians last Saturday.

The Tigers ace suffered the worst shellacking of his career last weekend, and the Twins don't expect back-to-back subpar starts.


Some minor league notes before the major leaguers play

The Twins will open a three game series against the Tigers this evening at Target Field. Lefthander


Twins postgame: Santana steady, Molitor chatty, Twins in play for Cuban outfielder

Twins pitcher Ervin Santana

The Twins have lost four straight games and seven of their last nine. They are happy to see Cleveland leave town after losing three games to them.


Molitor goes with the same lineup for the first time

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana (54) delivered a pitch in the first inning.

Ervin Santana is on the mound today as the Twins try to avoid being swept is what has become a three game series.


Twins-Indians postgame thoughts, and an update on Gardenhire's cancer surgery

Postgame reactions from Target Field, which include an update on former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire's prostate cancer surgery at Mayo Clinic.