Minnesota Twins reporter

Bobby Nightengale joined the Star Tribune in May, 2023, after covering the Reds for the Cincinnati Enquirer for five years. He's a graduate of Bradley University.


Kepler's offense, Correa's stellar stop leads Twins to 3-2 win over Nationals

Carlos Correa provided the defense and Max Kepler homered in the second inning and doubled in the ninth to lead the Twins to their second win in a row after a long slump.


Twins face 'fired up' former Bloomington Jefferson ace today

Nationals righthander Jake Irvin, whose family had season tickets at the Metrodome, will face the team he grew up rooting for in today's game at noon.


Twins back? Buxton homers twice in 10-0 rout of Nationals

Byron Buxton didn't hide his emotion when he saw his second-inning solo homer clear the wall in right-center field, a key blow on the way to snapping the Twins' seven-game losing streak.


Twins' Lewis begins running bases, moves closer to rehab assignment

Third baseman Royce Lewis, who has been sidelined since Opening Day because of a partially torn quad in his right leg, might be only a couple of weeks away from rejoining the Twins lineup.


Baldelli says he 'wasn't expecting' Duran's comments after loss

Twins closer Jhoan Duran didn't like the decision to throw s curveball that resulted in a walk-off home run on Sunday; manager Rocco Baldelli was unhappy Duran spoke publicly about it.


Twins smashed by Nationals. Baldelli annoyed by offense, players meet.

The Twins gave up as many runs in the 12-3 as they have scored during their entire seven-game losing streak. Afterward, players met and the manager criticized their hitting approach in an interview.


Trouble with the curve: Twins swept on pitch Duran didn't want to use

Jhoan Duran said he wanted to start Will Brennan of the Guardians with a fastball in the bottom of the ninth and the score tied: 'I'm an employee here, so whatever I need to throw, I need to throw it.'


'I was one of those kids': Twins' Woods Richardson hopes to inspire more Black pitchers

The Twins' Simeon Woods Richardson started vs. the Guardians' Triston McKenzie on Friday in Cleveland. They are two of only nine active Black starting pitchers in the majors.


Twins unable to rally vs. Guardians in fifth straight loss

The Twins scored all four of their runs in the ninth inning but were unable to catch up to the AL Central-leading Guardians in Cleveland.


Correa raises interesting idea to aid home plate umpires

Carlos Correa says equipping umpires with a PitchCom "would make calls so much better"; Rocco Baldelli voices support for automated strike zone.