5/26/2015 | Twins could use push in All-Star balloting
Despite entering Tuesday eight games above .500 at 26-18, the Twins didn't have any players among the leading vote-getters for the 2015 All-Star Game, according to the first American League ballot update.
5/26/2015 | Turning tide against Red Sox, Twins seek sweep
For the past eight years, the Red Sox have won the season series against the Twins. The last time the teams met, the Twins were swept, scoring just two runs in a three-game series at Fenway Park. But that was last June and with a surging Twins team and a struggling Red Sox roster, that could change this year.
5/26/2015 | Statcast: Hicks motors to 21.4 mph on catch
With two outs in the second inning on Monday at Target Field, Daniel Nava popped Ricky Nolasco's full-count pitch to short center field, where Aaron Hicks came charging. According to Statcast, Hicks topped out at 21.4 mph to snag the ball on a dive and save a run.
5/25/2015 | Nolasco savors career milestone
Shortly after defeating the Red Sox on Monday, starter Ricky Nolasco was in the Twins' clubhouse dancing for his teammates. And while Nolasco's dancing skills admittedly might not be up to par, the righty had plenty of success on the mound, giving up just two runs in 7 2/3 innings and securing his 100th career victory in Minnesota's 7-2 win.
5/25/2015 | Offense keeps clicking with six-run second
The Twins just keep finding ways to score early, and it was again the case in a 7-2 win over the Red Sox on Monday at Target Field.
5/25/2015 | Fien, Arcia could return this week
With reliever Casey Fien and outfielder Oswaldo Arcia on rehab assignments with Triple-A Rochester, and both left-hander Tommy Milone and designated hitter Kennys Vargas faring well there, Twins manager Paul Molitor said he's been in regular contact with general manager Terry Ryan about the roster.
5/25/2015 | Buxton headlines Prospect Team of the Week
This past week, May 18-24, Byron Buxton raised his batting average 26 points and his slugging percentage 58 points, making him the most impressive among our Prospect Team of the Week honorees.
5/25/2015 | Twins try to keep rolling against Red Sox
The Red Sox and Twins entered their series as arguably two of the most surprising teams in the American League. While Boston is hovering around .500, Minnesota is near the top of the AL Central entering Tuesday night's matchup, which pits Mike Pelfrey against Clay Buchholz at Target Field.
5/25/2015 | Twins top Red Sox in Nolasco's 100th win
Ricky Nolasco picked up career win No. 100 with a season-high 7 2/3 innings, and was backed by a six-run second inning from the Twins in a 7-2 win over the Red Sox on Monday afternoon at Target Field.
5/24/2015 | Twins riding wave of momentum, confidence
The Twins finished off a 4-1 road trip and own the best record in May as they continue to get contributions from the entire roster.
5/24/2015 | Dozier's 2 HRs power Twins past White Sox
Brian Dozier led off the game with a home run and then added a three-run shot in the seventh to back a stingy Kyle Gibson as the Twins packed a series win for their trip home after a 7-1 rout of the Jose Quintana and the White Sox on Sunday.
5/24/2015 | Twins, Red Sox set for first meeting of 2015
The Red Sox and Twins square off for the first time this season on Monday in a matinee matchup at Target Field. The series opener will feature a pair of right-handers on the mound, as Boston turns to Joe Kelly and Minnesota hands the ball to Ricky Nolasco.
5/24/2015 | Fien, Arcia rehabbing with Triple-A Rochester
Reliever Casey Fien tossed a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Rochester on Saturday night, while outfielder Oswaldo Arcia joined Rochester to start a rehab assignment of his own on Sunday.
5/23/2015 | May flowers in festive atmosphere
Twins right-hander Trevor May took advantage of the atmosphere and the shadows to outduel White Sox ace Chris Sale on Saturday.
5/23/2015 | Gibson, Quintana look for support in Twins-White Sox finale
The Minnesota Twins aim to keep up with the rest of the American League Central by sending out their hottest pitcher -- Kyle Gibson -- to the mound on Sunday afternoon against Chicago. Carrying a 1.20 ERA in his last five starts, Gibson hasn't struck out many batters (16 in that span), but he has limited his free passes, allowing eight walks in that time.
5/23/2015 | Mauer gets a day off to rest
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer started 40 of the club's first 41 games, but he was held out of the lineup for the second time this season on Saturday against the White Sox.
5/23/2015 | Hughes shows signs he's regaining old form
Phil Hughes is starting to show signs that he's regaining his form from last season after a slow start, but he still came away unsatisfied after a 3-2 loss to the White Sox on Friday.
5/22/2015 | Sale seeks series win in matchup with May, Twins
White Sox manger Robin Ventura knows his team is in a hitting funk, swinging at balls out of the zone and struggling to score runners on base. Fortunately, they'll take on a pitcher who doesn't get many guys to miss.
5/22/2015 | Top prospect Meyer to have stint in bullpen
Top prospect Alex Meyer is headed to the bullpen at Triple-A Rochester, the Twins announced Friday. Meyer, ranked as the No. 28 overall prospect by MLB.com, was struggling as a starter, posting a 7.09 ERA with 41 strikeouts and 24 walks in 39 1/3 innings. His walk rate of 5.5 batters per nine innings is a career-worst.
5/22/2015 | Stauffer activated from DL, rejoins Twins 'pen
Reliever Tim Stauffer was officially activated from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's game against the White Sox, a day after infielder Doug Bernier was optioned to Triple-A Rochester.
5/20/2015 | Mauer picks good time for first homer of 2015
Joe Mauer picked an opportune time for his first homer of the year. Mauer, who hadn't homered since Aug. 17, connected on a go-ahead solo blast in the 13th inning to lift the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Wednesday night. Mauer's homer off Pirates left-hander Antonio Bastardo broke a career-long homerless drought of 76 games and 286 at-bats.
5/20/2015 | Fien, Arcia ready to begin rehab assignments
Twins reliever Casey Fien threw a bullpen session at Target Field without any issues on Wednesday, and is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester.
5/20/2015 | Twins, White Sox start series in Chicago
After sweeping a four-game series against the White Sox at Target Field to open the month, the Twins head to Chicago for a three-game series against a club that has started to play better baseball after struggling early in the year.
5/19/2015 | Twins' offense strikes early against Liriano
It was a version of left-hander Francisco Liriano the Twins had seen plenty of times before. But this time, fortunately for Minnesota, it came in a Pirates uniform, as he struggled against his former team in an 8-5 win for the Twins. Liriano, who pitched with the Twins from 2005-2012, lasted just two innings, giving up seven runs on five hits and two walks.
5/19/2015 | Buxton hits grand slam in Chattanooga win
Byron Buxton hit his first grand slam in more than two years for Double-A Chattanooga Tuesday. Buxton's 2-for-5 night helped the Lookouts to a 10-3 win.
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