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Preposterous Game 4 finish makes a winner of ex-Twin John Curtiss

Tampa Bay's Brett Phillips singled off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning Saturday night.

Fall down, get up, keep moving, and turn it into a victory -- Randy Arozarena's madcap race around the bases was about as uneventful as the Rays' path to a win.


Graterol lives up to Twins' World Series dreams -- for the Dodgers

Brusdar Graterol

Minnesota's former top pitching prospect throws seven pitches in his World Series debut, six of them topping 100 mph


Twins bench coach Mike Bell gets interview for Boston managing job

Reds manager David Bell, brother to Twins bench coach Mike Bell, spoke to umpires and exchanged lineup cards before the first pitch of a game in Septe

James Rowson, the former Twins hitting coach niw with Miami, also is among several candidates for the Boston job after Ron Roenicke's firing.


Minnesotan wins a World Series game. How long has it been?

Minnesotan wins a World Series game. How long has it been?

Cue up the marching bands and convertibles. But this time the parade route should run through downtown Brainerd and near-by Crosby instead of the Twin Cities.


After silent summer, World Series crowd is welcome and worrisome

Fans watch during the third inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Oct. 20, 202

Twins writer Phil Miller reports in from the World Series, where he realized how much he missed having fans in the seats while being alarmed by how many behaved.


Buxton on bench for Game 2; Kirilloff to make major league debut in right field

Alex Kirilloff

In the Twins' most important game of the season, Alex Kirilloff will start in right field and hit sixth against the Astros in Game 2 of thea best-of-three Wild Card series.


Rookie Kirilloff added to Twins playoff roster with Donaldson sidelined

Rookie Kirilloff added to Twins playoff roster with Donaldson sidelined

The Twins activated rookie outfielder Alex Kirilloff, who has never played above Class AA, for their playoff series against the Astros because third baseman Josh Donaldson is still injured.


Hill gets the start as Twins play for title, playoff position vs. Reds

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Rich Hill (44)

The final day of the Major League Baseball regular season is here, with all teams playing at 2 p.m. or so ... which means around 6 p.m. or so we'll know the playoff picture.


Arraez returns to Twins lineup; Buxton, Donaldson won't play

Arraez returns to Twins lineup; Buxton, Donaldson won't play

It's an important night for the Twins as they face Cincinnati in the penultimate game of the regular season. The Twins can clinch the AL Central with a win and a White Sox loss to the Cubs. A win by the Twins under any circumstances means they would clinch home field for the first round.


Cruz back in lineup against Reds; Homer Bailey released

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) celebrated his solo homer in the fourth inning that tied the score 3-3.

The Twins can clinch a home playoff berth as they face Cincinnati tonight at Target Field and get Nelson Cruz back in the lineup.


Maeda starts, Cruz sits as Twins scramble for playoff seeding

Eddie Rosario tossed his helmet as he scored the winning run on a Max Kepler single off Tigers reliever Bryan Garcia during the 10th inning Tuesday ni

With four games remaining in the regular season, the Twins are vying for a home playoff berth.


Homer Bailey will start tonight for Twins; Luis Arraez injured again

Twins pitcher Homer Bailey

The former Reds standout has been out because of a biceps injury since his opening start of the season.


Twins face Cubs in national TV game with chance to move ahead of Yankees

Twins face Cubs in national TV game with chance to move ahead of Yankees

Jose Berrios will face Yu Darvish as both teams head down the stretch of the MLB playoff races.


Twins can clinch playoff berth tonight vs. Cubs; Cruz a late scratch

Twins can clinch playoff berth tonight vs. Cubs; Cruz a late scratch

Third baseman Josh Donaldson (planned day off) and Nelson Cruz (knee soreness) aren't in the starting lineup as the Twins seek a win at Wrigley Field.


Garver activated, Odorizzi to IL, Astudillo optioned as Twins face Cubs

Garver activated, Odorizzi to IL, Astudillo optioned as Twins face Cubs

Rich Hill will face Kyle Hendricks as the teams start a three-game series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs lead their division by 5 1/2 games.


Twins closing in on playoff spot as they face White Sox in matinee

Twins closing in on playoff spot as they face White Sox in matinee

Chicago leads the American League Central, and the Twins are two games behind.


Odorizzi activated by Twins, will pitch crucial game tonight; Dobnak sent down

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi

The Twins have fallen three games behind Chicago in the American League Central.


Twins announce 2021 spring training schedule; season starts Feb. 28

MLB has announced no plans for a change to next season, with the regular season schedule having already been set.


Blankenhorn makes debut as Twins face White Sox in Chicago

Blankenhorn makes debut as Twins face White Sox in Chicago

Major League Baseball's new playoff format was finalized today, with bubble sites in California and Texas after the first round.


Berrios vs. Cease as Twins, White Sox battle for AL Central lead

Berrios vs. Cease as Twins, White Sox battle for AL Central lead

Chicago is a game ahead of the Twins after going 18-2 combined against Kansas City and Detroit this season.