Lucas Duda homered and drove in three runs, Danny Duffy earned his first home win in 11 months and the Kansas City Royals held on for a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
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The trade market for starting pitching is thin, but a few good outings could convince contenders to come calling.
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When asked about the declining importance of a pitcher's win total to many baseball stats aficionados, Jack Morris said Fri. on a pre-induction Hall of Fame media call, "It's not all these numbers (such as spin rate, launch angle, etc.) that matter, it's letters: ‘W' and ‘L.'" He enters the Hall with a 254-186 record.
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Brian Dozier hit a grand slam in the 10th inning on Sunday to give the Minnesota Twins an 11-7 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays and cap a testy, back-and-forth finish that featured four lead changes from the bottom of the seventh on.
Jake Bauers homered for the second straight game and drove in four runs, Carlos Gomez homered and had two RBI, and the Tampa Bay Ray scored 15 times in the final three innings to rally past the Minnesota Twins 19-6 on Saturday.
Joe Mauer homered and drove in four runs, and the Minnesota Twins held on for a 11-8 win against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
Kyle Gibson struck out nine batters over eight easy innings for the Minnesota Twins, who handed Tampa Bay ace Blake Snell his shortest start of the season and beat the Rays 5-1 on Thursday night after a two-hour rain delay.
Logan Morrison, who is hitting just .193 in his first season with the Twins, went on the DL before Thursday's game against Tampa Bay because of an injured left hip.
Brian Dozier hit a two-run home run, going deep for the second straight game to give the Minnesota Twins a boost on their way to an 8-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
The Minnesota Twins have placed right-handed reliever Addison Reed on the 10-day disabled list with tightness in his triceps.
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Adalberto Mondesi had a three-run homer and a career-high four RBI, and the Kansas City Royals snapped a 10-game skid with a 9-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
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Eduardo Escobar had three hits and drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh to support Jose Berrios' strong outing as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Monday night.
Graphic artist Todd Radom unveils the most significant look in Twins history and reveals the latest installment of uniform trivia.
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Jake Odorizzi pitched six scoreless innings and Mitch Garver, Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier homered as the Minnesota Twins completed a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 10-1 victory on Sunday.
Kyle Gibson recovered from a rough start to throw seven innings, and Max Kepler homered in his second straight game to lead Minnesota past Baltimore 5-4 on Saturday.