2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
26-41, 5th in AL Cent
Jake Bauers' clutch dinger gives M's late lead (0:39)
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7dDavid Schoenfield

Cole K's Donaldson twice after spin-rate talk

Gerrit Cole posted the highest average fastball velocity of any start in his career and twice struck out Josh Donaldson on Wednesday, downplaying additional motivation but acknowledging his performance against Donaldson was "probably a bit of the moment."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Josh Donaldson on increased spin rates: "Maybe guys have just gotten better. But when you see league-wide to where these guys, all of them, have jumped enormous spin rates... people aren't just getting that much better. There's something else to it. And I think once you find that ingredient, now you know what to fight against."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Josh Donaldson compared spotting the use of sticky substances to spotting fake money: "If you were to give a $100 dollar fake [bill] to an experienced bank teller, right away, within five seconds, you're gonna know that's not real money. And just think about how many pitches I've seen in my career, think about Nelson Cruz, a lot of these guys who have seen a lot of pitches. We know when stuff's up."

Kathy Willens/AP

Yanks' Cole evasive about foreign substance use

Amid an MLB crackdown on pitcher-friendly foreign substances, Yankees ace Gerrit Cole struggled to give an answer when asked Tuesday whether he has ever used a particular sticky paste called Spider Tack while on the mound.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Today is the first day media will have MLB field access since it shut down on March 2020. And getting to do it at one of my favorite ballparks will be the icing on the cake. A special day after (and in the midst of) unimaginable sadness. Still a great day.


Jeffers, Garlick and Sanó homer as Twins beat Royals 5-4

— Ryan Jeffers, Kyle Garlick and Miguel Sanó homered, and the Minnesota Twins turned a game-ending double play with the potential tying run at third base to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Saturday and stop a four-game losing streak.


Pérez homers twice again, Royals beat Twins 6-5 with error

— Salvador Pérez became only the fourth Kansas City player with consecutive multi-homer games and Jarrod Dyson scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning when centerfielder Gilberto Celestino made a pair of errors on a simple fly ball, helping...

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24310th
On Base Percentage.31316th
Slugging Percentage.4294th
Earned Run Average5.0528th
Quality Starts15Tied-27th