Jorge Polanco homered for the third time in two days, smacking one of the Minnesota Twins' three long balls in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
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Eight teams are battling for the last playoff spot in the AL. Here are reasons to care about each, including L.A. and Texas, who face off tonight.
Keith Law talks to Eric Karabell about how the Dodgers will deal with Alex Wood's injury, the AL Wild Card race and more. Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" and a conversation with Eric Longenhagen of Fangraphs.
Monday's longest home runs
Three of the nine homers hit between both ends of the White Sox and Twins' doubleheader crack the list behind Hanley Ramirez's line-drive blast off Indians starter Mike Clevinger. Jose Osuna's 413-footer was his first career home run off a lefty.
Josh Macri recaps Monday's MLB action, including a grand slam for Curtis Granderson, a late rally for the Indians, more bad news for the Mets and an AL Central twin billing.
Jorge Polanco hit his second three-run homer of the day as the Minnesota Twins scored six times in the second inning and routed the Chicago White Sox 10-2 to split a doubleheader Monday night.
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Twins infielder Jorge Polanco had never hit a 3-run HR in his 601 at-bat career prior to Monday. He has a pair of them in the Twins' doubleheader today.
Yolmer Sanchez homered and drove in four runs, Jose Abreu hit his 25th of the season and the Chicago White Sox held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-6 in the first game of a doubleheader Monday.
MLB teams put division rivalries and playoff races on hold to celebrate Monday's solar eclipse.
The Twins have put All-Star 3B Miguel Sano on the 10-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his left shin bone, and recalled 1B Kennys Vargas.
Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft discuss injuries to Max Scherzer, Yu Darvish and Miguel Sano, debate how good Rhys Hoskins is, answer your hashbrowns and more.
The Twins reportedly are worried about the fitness of All-Star third baseman Miguel Sano.
Rarities abound in Twins' rout Sunday
Against the D-backs, the Twins scored nine runs in the first inning of a game for the first time since April 27, 1980 vs. the Athletics. Eddie Rosario became the second player in franchise history to hit a grand slam in the first inning from the top third of the lineup, joining Hall of Famer Heine Manush, who accomplished the feat batting second on June 28, 1933. (Elias Sports Bureau)
Twins starter Bartolo Colon, with a win Sunday over the Diamondbacks, joined Max Scherzer and John Lackey as the only active pitchers who have beaten all 30 current MLB teams.
Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano was put on the 10-day disabled list with what the team called a stress reaction in his left shin. Sano fouled a ball off his shin on Friday, the same night he hit two home runs in a rout of the Diamondbacks.
Eddie Rosario hit a grand slam in a nine-run first inning and the Minnesota Twins routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-5 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
What keeps the Twins from the top tier is the play of their other outfielders, even as Byron Buxton is clearly doing his part.
Berrios continues winning ways for Twins
With a victory over the D-backs on Saturday, Jose Berrios moved to 11-5 in 18 starts this season. Only three other pitchers in Twins/Senators history, 23 or younger, started a season with as many wins in their first 18 starts: 22-year-old Joe Boehling in 1913 (11-5), 23-year-old Scott Erickson in 1991 (13-3) and 22-year-old Francisco Liriano in 2005 (11-3), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Jose Berrios threw seven innings for his 11th win to lead Minnesota over Arizona 5-0 on Saturday night, helping the Twins keep pace in the AL wild-card race.
Twins feel the home run rhythm on Friday
Nelson Cruz hit a 482-foot moon shot on Friday night while Miguel Sano wasn't far behind with a 469-footer. That was one of two long homers for Sano, who also saw teammate Max Kepler tee off for a deep blast.