Paul Molitor

Gibson was good for six innings, but the Twins needed a seventh

Kyle Gibson got in trouble in the seventh inning as Tampa Bay pulled away to an easy win

Minnesota Twins

Twins manager says Francisco Lindor did not have to apologize for HR celebration

In a sport where the conversation is often dominated by “unwritten rules,” Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor is offering a refreshing take.<p>The …

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U of M Night at Target Field | Minnesota Twins

Show your support for the University of Minnesota and the Twins during "U of M Night" at Target Field on Friday, April 27th, when the Twins take on …

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Rosario, Kepler to return for Twins after getting night off

Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario will be back in the Minnesota Twins‘ lineup Wednesday afternoon when they wrap up a three-game series with the Houston …

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Cervelli hits three-run HR in win over Cubs

Francisco Cervelli went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer in Tuesday’s 8-5 victory over the Cubs.<p>The Pirates were up 5-2 at the time, but Cervelli’s …

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Verlander dominates over 7 innings, Astros beat Twins 2-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Facing Joe Mauer with runners at the corners and no outs, Justin Verlander reached back for a fastball that broke in to strike out …

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Postgame: Buxton thought he had tied the score, but only for a moment

Miguel Sano's three-strikeout night adds to his record, but it obscures how productive he's been in most of his at-bats.

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Preview: Twins vs. Astros

<b>MINNEAPOLIS —</b> Mother Nature gave the Minnesota Twins an unexpected day off Sunday when cold temperatures and a chance of snow in Minneapolis bagged …

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Just chillin': Record low cold in Minny, Mariners win 11-4

MINNEAPOLIS -- The series finale between the Seattle Mariners and the Minnesota Twins was postponed Sunday because of wintry weather.<p>With snow in the …

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Fly, eagle, fly! Bald eagle takes detour, lands on Seattle pitcher Paxton

The huge raptor apparently became confused by the crowd, and rather than fly to its handlers standing on the pitcher’s mound, Challenger changed …

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Brian Murphy: Perfect day for Twins power to heat up

The boys of summer joined our endless winter Thursday afternoon as the Twins opened the icebox known as Target Field for the teeth-chattering souls …

Eddie Rosario

Team USA takes on Opening Day

MINNEAPOLIS - The US Olympic Curling team has been going nonstop since winning gold in PyeongChang this past February.<p>Their celebrity status, …

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Golden Nugz: Are You Sure It is April?

Here is your dose of nuggets and news from various Gopher sports and elsewhere on this Thursday in April—really...you’re sure its April—ok I …

College Sports

Twins hand Pirates first loss with 7-3 victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) Brian Dozier’s bat tends to warm up in step with the weather. Not this year.<p>The Minnesota second baseman hit his fourth home run in …

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Jake Odorizzi brings cerebral, understated approach to top of Twins’ rotation

PITTSBURGH — Growing up in Highland, Ill., about a 40-minute drive from St. Louis, Jake Odorizzi was a fan of the Cardinals.In particular, he took …

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Minnesota Twins lose their minds after Orioles hitter does his job

The Orioles looked terrible in the first series of the 2018 season, yet it's the Twins who should be embarrassed with themselves.<p>Minnesota dominated …

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The Twins don’t understand unwritten rules

I was walking home from the grocery store and listening to the Twins-Orioles game on the radio Sunday when a sharp change in play-by-play guy Cory …

Brian Dozier

Gibson throws 6 no-hit innings as Twins beat Orioles 6-2

BALTIMORE (AP) -- For six innings, Kyle Gibson was unhittable.<p>If it wasn't so early in the season, and if Gibson hadn't wasted so many pitches on …

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Berrios tosses 3-hitter as Twins beat Orioles 7-0

BALTIMORE (AP) -- One after another, the Minnesota Twins' starting pitchers kept getting better and better against the Baltimore Orioles.<p>Jose Berrios …

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Series Preview: Twins at Pirates

The 3-0 Pirates open their home schedule with a pair of games with the 2-1 Twins in what we can all agree is a likely World Series preview.<p>Minnesota, …

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Twins fall four outs short of combined no-hitter, beat Orioles

Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson threw six innings of no-hit baseball and Miguel Sano homered and drove in two runs as the Twins defeated the Baltimore …

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Twins turn to Berrios in rubber match vs. Orioles

The Minnesota Twins bounced back from a season-opening loss to the Baltimore Orioles and can pick up a key series win Sunday.<p>Just two days after …

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O's break up no-hitter late, fall to Minnesota

Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson held the Baltimore Orioles hitless over six innings before being replaced by Ryan Pressly, who kept the …

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Twins’ Kyle Gibson removed from no-hitter after sixth inning

Kyle Gibson was removed from a no-hit bid after six innings on Saturday night due to his high pitch count.Gibson made his season debut for the …

Baltimore Orioles

Ryan LaMarre’s hit on Opening Day was a long time coming

BALTIMORE — Before his 11th-inning single on Opening Day, Ryan LaMarre’s last hit in the major leagues had been way back on Sept. 6, 2015 for the …

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Is Matt Davidson a fantasy add after a stunning opener?

<i>If you didn’t like Closing Time 1.0, maybe you’ll like Closing Time 2, Electric Boogaloo. I’m here for the 11th year, trying to give you thoughts,</i> …

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Jones HR Off Rodney In 11th Gives Orioles 3-2 Win Over Twins

<b>BALTIMORE (AP) —</b> Adam Jones homered on Fernando Rodney’s first pitch starting the bottom of the 11th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the …

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Paul Molitor is having quite the game. The Twins go to a five-man infield with one out and the bases loaded and Fernando Rodney escapes against Jonathan Schoop with a 6-2-3 double play.

Paul Molitor is having quite the game. The Twins go to a five-man infield with one out and the bases loaded and Fernando Rodney escapes against …

Jonathan Schoop

Joe Mauer passes Harmon Killebrew with 14th Opening Day start for Twins

BALTIMORE — Joe Mauer’s 14th Opening Day start in a Twins uniform was set to move him past late Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew for most in Minnesota …

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Brandon Kintzler made impression on former Twins teammates

BALTIMORE — On Opening Day a year ago, Nationals reliever Brandon Kintzler was the Minnesota Twins‘ closer, on his way to a career-high 28 saves …

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