Corey Kluber struck out a season-high 11 and notched his seventh straight win, leading the Cleveland Indians to an 8-4 victory on Wednesday night over the Minnesota Twins, whose losing streak has
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With the postseason-eligibility deadline creeping up, Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki does not appear to be on the move.
Lineup: Twins (49-83) at Indians (75-56)
- 1. Brian Dozier, 2B (R)
- 2. Joe Mauer, 1B (L)
- 3. Trevor Plouffe, 3B (R)
- 4. Miguel Sano, DH (R)
- 5. Eddie Rosario, LF (L)
- 6. Jorge Polanco, SS (S)
- 7. Max Kepler, RF (L)
- 8. Juan Centeno, C (L)
- 9. Jordan Schafer, CF (L)
- SP: Pat Dean, LHP Daily lineups
Minnesota Twins center fielder Danny Santana will likely miss the remainder of the season with an injured left shoulder.
Minnesota Twins hitting coach Tom Brunansky explains how he helps current players through a tough season by remembering what he went through in 1982 when the Twins went 60-102
Brian Dozier homering at historic pace
Dozier's leadoff blast on Tuesday was his 12th homer in the month of August, the most by a Twins player in any month since Harmon Killebrew had 12 in July 1969, ESPN Stats & Info notes. the home run also gave him 23 extra-base hits this month, tying the franchise record set by Joe Cronin in July 1932 and June '33, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
Francisco Lindor drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Cleveland Indians survived another poor start by Josh Tomlin to beat Minnesota 5-4 on Tuesday.
Jason Kipnis' 10th-inning single scored Chris Gimenez and gave the Cleveland Indians a 1-0 victory over Minnesota on Monday night, the Twins' 11th straight loss.
Twins center fielder Danny Santana was put on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a sprained left shoulder.
Twins still cellar-dwellers
The Twins, currently on a 10-game losing streak, remain No. 29 in our power rankings The team was swept in Toronto over the weekend, despite scoring 21 runs in three games. That speaks to the truly embarrassing state of their pitching staff. Power Rankings (Week 21)
Buster Olney lays out the role the Twins, losers of 10 straight, could have down the stretch; plus a look at the surging Royals and today's links.
Duffey proves looks can deceive
Tyler Duffey, 25, pitched well last season in his first exposure to the majors. However, he has not had the same success this year for the Twins, doubling his ERA to a 6.24 mark that is the worst among pitchers with 20 starts. Baby-faced big leaguers
Joe Mauer can still square things up
Mauer isn't the hitter he used to be, but he remains one of the best in baseball in terms of line-drive percentage. Is he No. 1? And in what pitching category does rookie Jose Berrios rank first in? Baseball Info Solutions provides the answers. Measuring baseball skills (Insider)
Josh Donaldson had his first career three-homer game, Troy Tulowitzki also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Minnesota Twins center fielder Danny Santana left Sunday's game against the Blue Jays after he sprained his left shoulder in a first-inning collision with left fielder Robbie Grossman.
Melvin Upton Jr. hit an RBI triple and continued home on a misplay in the eighth inning, completing Toronto's rally from a five-run deficit and sending the first-place Blue Jays over the Twins.
Twins starter Ervin Santana, who is signed for the next two years, has reportedly cleared waivers and could be dealt prior to Sept. 1 roster deadline.
Russell Martin and Justin Smoak each homered and drove in five runs as the Toronto Blue Jays hammered Minnesota 15-8 Friday night, handing the Twins their eighth straight loss.
The Minnesota Twins have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Alex Wimmers from Triple-A Rochester, promoting their 2010 first-round draft pick to the major leagues for the first time.
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