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Berrios vs. Sale starts off four-game Twins series in Boston

The Red Sox just dropped two of three at home to the Angels, but they have one of the league's best bullpens, a dangerous offense and won two of three from the Twins at Target Field last month.


Sano continues to lead All-Star balloting at third base

The slugging third baseman is trying to hold off Cleveland's Jose Ramirez in the fan voting.


Santana looks to get back on track as Twins look to sweep Cleveland

Twins starter Ervin Santana pitched six shutout innings to help beat Cleveland 4-0 on Sunday.

Ervin Santana needs to rediscover his slider if he to tame a Cleveland lineup that should be angry after going 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position during the first two games of this series.


Postgame: Call them the Road Twins

The Twins' Brian Dozier, left, and Jorge Polanco (11) celebrate after the Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Saturday.

The Twins have a chance to sweep the Indians in this three-game series after beating the Indians on Saturday.


Not one, but two Twins scratched before game with Cleveland

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson delivers in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Cleveland.

The Twins enter today's game with essentially one bench player after Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler unable to play on Saturday


Hildenberger's Twins debut features scoreless inning

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor Hildenberger, left, is congratulated by Joe Mauer after the Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-0 in a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The rookie sidearmer gave up one hit - a double - but pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Twins' win over Cleveland has his family looked on.


Twins start series in Cleveland sans Sano in lineup

Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano watches his two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

The Twins get a chance to pay the Indians back for sweeping them in a four game series last weekend at Target Field.


Postgame: Turley learned the hard way about falling behind hitters

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Nik Turley is taken out of the baseball game against the Chicago White Sox by Twins manager Paul Molitor during the first inning Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/John Autey)

Rookie lefthander Nik Turley, optioned back to the minors, hopes he'll get another chance.


Play ball! (finally). Twins/White Sox endure long delay; team announces ticket policy

Michael Davis, left, with his son Zeke, from Boise Idaho, and Christopher Veaver with his Daughter, Jaela and Jaguar from Spearfish South Dakota, all first timers to Target Field, wait in the rain for the stop so they can watch a Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox baseball game, Thursday, June 22, 2016, in Minneapolis.

First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. before what appears to be a sparse remaining crowd of folks who expected the game to start at 12:10 p.m.


Postgame: Sano, Berrios and speed add up to a win

Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano

The Twins beat the White Sox 4-2 on Wednesday as Miguel Sano homered and Jose Berrios pitched eight innings.


Santiago, Hughes fare well in minor league appearances at Rochester

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes (45) reacts after giving up a two run homer to Cleveland Indians second baseman Jose Ramirez (11) in the third inning at Target Field

Hector Santiago and Phil Hughes each had scoreless and hitless outings Wednesday for Class AAA Rochester during their rehabilitation stints.


Twins, Cleveland to play two-game series in Puerto Rico in 2018

The 'home' games will be played April 17 and April 18 next year.


Postgame: Santana's night was bad, but he kept it from being worse

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana throws to the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Ervin Santana hasn't had back-to-back starts this bad in almost exactly a year, since he gave up five runs in three straight starts from June 4 to June 14.


Santana's history says to expect strong start tonight vs. White Sox

Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana (54) throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Twins' righthander Ervin Santana has followed up each of his previous bad starts this season with a shutout performance. He will be backed up with another shuffled lineup, this one featuring Joe Mauer batting fifth.


Postgame: Despite lost weekend, Twins' Gibson pitched better

Twins starter Kyle Gibson gave up three runs over six innings against the Indians on Sunday and pretty much stopped everyone not named Edwin Encarnacion.

The Twins will take Monday off to lick their wounds before facing the White Sox on Tuesday.


Dozier gets brief break as Twins try to avoid being swept by Cleveland

Kyle Gibson will start for the Twins, who are 0-6 at home against Cleveland this season.


Pressly optioned, Wimmers and Wilk added as Twins play doubleheader

Ryan Pressly was optioned to Class AAA Rochester on Saturday morning, a surprising move on the surface, because he had pitched well in his two appearances since returning from the minors on Monday.

Today's doubleheader requires a lot of roster maneuvering to make sure there's enough pitching behind two rookie starters.


Busy day at Target Field on Saturday

Roster moves, draft pick signings. Oh, and two baseball games.


Let the Tangle at Target begin, as Twins play host to Indians

Nik Turley makes his Target Field debut as the Twins and Indians kick off a four-game series.


Postgame: Buxton nearly makes another great catch

Byron Buxton threw himself at a ball hit by Seattle's Kyle Seager in the seventh inning and slammed into the center field wall. He climbed back on his feet and remained in the game.