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Berrios seeking first win today vs. Pirates in homestand finale

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios

The Twins beat the Pirates on Monday night and will go for their fifth straight victory at Target Field, First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.


Thorpe starts, Hill sidelined as Twins open series with Pirates

Thorpe starts, Hill sidelined as Twins open series with Pirates

Lefty Lewis Thorpe is filling in because of injuries in the rotation. Eddie Rosario and Jorge Polanco are getting a rest, and Josh Donaldson is still out with a sore calf.


Twins place Bailey on injured list, use 'opener' in series finale

Tyler Clippard will face his former teammates for an inning or two.


Dobnak gets second start as Twins face Cleveland

Dobnak gets second start as Twins face Cleveland

Shane Bieber got the visitors off to a strong start with a dominant performance on Thursday night.


Buxton back in lineup as Twins set for big Cleveland series

Buxton back in lineup as Twins set for big Cleveland series

The teams begin a four-game series at Target Field with a national TV broadcast on FOX.


Arraez moves to leadoff spot; Buxton, Kepler not starting vs. Cardinals

The Twins' Luis Arraez acknowledges teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run single during the seventh inning

Byron Buxton and Max Kepler are not in the batting order as the Twins look for a two-game sweep against Cards righty Daniel Ponce de Leon.


Buxton returns to starting lineup for Twins in home opener

Byron Buxton is in the Twins starting line for the home opener.

The speedy center fielder, who injured the foot during an intrasquad game about two weeks ago, has been working out with players at CHS Field in St. Paul


Twins pregame: Updates on Rich Hill, Byron Buxton as Twins look to go 2-0

Minnesota Twins' Rich Hill pitched live batting practice at a baseball camp July 6, 2020, in Minneapolis.

Twins decided Hill deserved a couple extra days of rest, and Buxton might have driven to Chicago just for the pre-game ceremony.


Cave in center, Sano bats eighth as Baldelli sets lineup for opener

Jake Cave (left) congratulates LaMonte Wade Jr. during a game last season.

The Twins and White Sox play tonight at 7:10 at Guaranteed Rate Field on the South Side to start the 2020 season.


Twins mailbag: Buxton's health, Sano's rust and a World Series-or-bust question

Twins mailbag: Buxton's health, Sano's rust and a World Series-or-bust question

In addition to questions about the health of Byron Buxton and Migeul Sano, a fan wants to know if the Twins are looking at roster overhaul because of their talented prospects.


Floyd remembered, health care workers honored at Twins home opener

Floyd remembered, health care workers honored at Twins home opener

A memorial graphic to Floyd will be unveiled on the outfield wall, and there will be a moment of silence at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday during the Twins home opener against St. Louis


Confident Sano returns to Twins after COVID: 'King Kong is back'

Confident Sano returns to Twins after COVID: 'King Kong is back'

Miguel Sano flexed and looked into the camera as his Zoom interview ended Wednesday. "Put it on the board — 30 bombas!" he said.


Berrios, Dobnak dominate Twins informal intrasquad game

Berrios, Dobnak dominate Twins informal intrasquad game

'They had fun with it,' said manager Rocco Baldelli as Target Field finally saw players running the bases.


Remaining suspension for Twins pitcher Pineda is 36 games

Remaining suspension for Twins pitcher Pineda is 36 games

The Twins confirmed that the three playoff games against the Yankees count as part of an original 60-game suspension.


Twins sign undrafted free agent Willy Diaz Vasquez

The Canadian teenager can play shortstop or the outfield, and gets a $20,000 bonus.


Twins sign draft choices Alerick Soularie and Marco Raya

Twins sign draft choices Alerick Soularie and Marco Raya

They were the second and fourth round choices in last week's MLB first year player draft.


UNC-Wilmington lefthander Sharpe agrees to sign with Twins

UNC-Wilmington lefthander Sharpe agrees to sign with Twins

Zarion Sharpe was drafted by St. Louis in 2019, but returned to school for his redshirt junior season.


Twins sign Pacific lefthander Lucas Sweany, juco catcher Allante Hall

Twins sign Pacific lefthander Lucas Sweany, juco catcher Allante Hall

The 6-foot-6 Sweany played three seasons for the Tigers before turning pro. Hall was headed to the University of Missouri.


Twins draft Tennessee outfielder Alerick Soularie in second round

Once drafted by the Cardinals, Soularie has a .336 career batting average with the Vols.


Field of Dreams Game still on as ballpark construction continues

Field of Dreams Game still on as ballpark construction continues

The White Sox and Yankees are scheduled to play in Dyersville, Iowa, in August.