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4/20/2015 | Twins' miscues costly in leading to big frames

After winning four of five to close out their homestand against the Royals and Indians, the Twins were hoping their miscues that cost them early in the season were behind them. But they resurfaced in Monday's 7-1 loss to Kansas City, leading to a pair of three-run frames.


4/20/2015 | Kendrys' clutch double backs Volquez in win over Twins

Edinson Volquez fired seven strong innings and Kendrys Morales delivered another clutch double to fuel a decisive three-run sixth for the Royals in a 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday. Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson dropped to 4-1 all-time vs. Kansas City.


4/20/2015 | Santana looking to regain rookie form at plate

It's still too early to call it a sophomore slump, but Twins shortstop Danny Santana has scuffled at the plate after an impressive rookie year. Santana was one of the club's better players last season, hitting .319/.353/.472 with 41 extra-base hits and 20 stolen bases in 101 games.


4/20/2015 | Vargas eyes rebound in rematch with Milone, Twins

Just five days after facing off at Target Field, Twins left-hander Tommy Milone and Royals left-hander Jason Vargas are set for a rematch at Kauffman Stadium in Tuesday's middle game.


4/19/2015 | New pitch helps May to career-best effort vs. Tribe

Considering where the Twins were in Trevor May's last start in the home opener on Monday, it ended up being a strong homestand for a club that started off the year by going 1-5 on the road.


4/19/2015 | Gibson duels Volquez in Twins-Royals rematch

Kyle Gibson and Edinson Volquez are set for a rematch in the series opener for the Royals and Twins at Kauffman Stadium on Monday.


4/19/2015 | Nolasco throws with no issues, injury rehab on track

Right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who is on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation, will start a rehab assignment with Class A Cedar Rapids on Saturday.


4/18/2015 | Tribe's House, Twins' May seek turnaround start

In the finale of this three-game set between the Tribe and Twins, the clubs will hand the ball to a pair of pitchers aiming for strong bounceback performances. Both Indians left-hander TJ House and Minnesota righty Trevor May ran into issues in their season debuts, and each are now positioned to help their team seal a series win at Target Field.


4/18/2015 | Hughes fights inconsistencies in loss to Tribe

After establishing himself as the ace of the Twins staff last season, right-hander Phil Hughes wanted to get off to a good start this season to build on his breakout year that saw him post the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in Major League history.


4/18/2015 | Perez homers, Salazar fans 10 as Indians top Twins

Right-hander Danny Salazar struck out 10 batters in his first start of the season, and was backed by a solo homer from Roberto Perez to help lead the Indians to a 4-2 win over the Twins on Saturday afternoon at Target Field.


4/18/2015 | Boyer bounces back with strong outing

After starting out the season with a 15.00 ERA in four relief appearances, Twins reliever Blaine Boyer bounced back with a strong outing on Friday and said it came after tweaking his mechanics.


4/18/2015 | Extra hitting work pays off for Plouffe

As Trevor Plouffe walked up to the plate in the bottom of the 11th inning against Indians reliever Bryan Shaw on Friday night, all he had to do was look up at the scoreboard to see how much he's struggled in the early going this year.


4/17/2015 | Tribe calls on Salazar in matchup with Twins, Hughes

After one strong start for Triple-A Columbus, Danny Salazar will be recalled by Cleveland to start the second game of this three-game series against the Twins. He will square off against Twins right-hander Phil Hughes, who won 16 games last season but is still searching for his first victory of 2015.


4/17/2015 | Plouffe's 11th-inning blast lifts Twins past Tribe

Trevor Plouffe connected on a walk-off solo homer in the 11th inning to give the Twins a 3-2 win over the Indians on Friday night at Target Field. Plouffe's blast also gave the Twins their third straight win. Indians ace Corey Kluber's effort unraveled in the sixth inning after a perfect start to his night.


4/17/2015 | Duensing lands on DL, Twins recall Thielbar

The Twins placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the disabled list with a right intercostal strain on Friday, and recalled left-hander Caleb Thielbar from Triple-A Rochester.


4/16/2015 | Nolasco tentatively slated to throw off mound

Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who is on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation, is tentatively scheduled to throw off the mound on Sunday, manager Paul Molitor said on Thursday.


4/15/2015 | Gibson cools off KC with effective mix of pitches

With the Twins desperately needing a win after their slow start to the season, the good version of right-hander Kyle Gibson showed up in a 3-1 win over the Royals on Wednesday night at Target Field.


4/15/2015 | Perfect no more: Twins hand first loss to Royals

Kyle Gibson outdueled Edinson Volquez, and Oswaldo Arcia connected on a go-ahead two-run homer in the fourth inning to help lead the Twins to a 3-1 win and hand the Royals their first loss of the season on Wednesday night at Target Field.


4/15/2015 | Royals, Twins turn to lefties to settle series

A couple of left-handers -- Jason Vargas for the Royals and Tommy Milone for the Twins -- will square off in the series finale on Thursday at Target Field.


4/15/2015 | 'Always a special day': Twins, Torii honor Jackie's legacy

The Twins celebrated the 68th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier with a special ceremony at Target Field before Wednesday's game against the Royals.


4/15/2015 | Graham's high stirrups help legally blind mom spot him

As the Twins were being introduced before Monday's home opener, it was easy to spot reliever J.R. Graham with his stirrups pulled up high, which he does to help his mother identify him on the field.


4/15/2015 | MLB head of youth sports Reagins discusses game's future

Tony Reagins has spent decades in the game of baseball, and he's worked in everything from marketing to baseball operations. Reagins, formerly the general manager of the Angels, has taken on a new assignment with Major League Baseball as the senior vice president of youth programs, and he took some time Tuesday to discuss his plans for the future.


4/14/2015 | Twins determined to overcome early bumps

After what had been an encouraging Spring Training, it's hard to imagine the first week of the season going much worse for the Twins. General manager Terry Ryan said he understands the frustrations of the fan base, and said it's on the organization to turn it around in a hurry this season.


4/13/2015 | Fielding miscues costing Twins this season

With all the pomp and circumstance that comes with hosting a home opener, Monday was primed to be a good day for the Twins with a sold-out crowd at Target Field. Instead, it ended with an ugly 12-3 defeat to the unbeaten Royals keyed by several defensive miscues by the Twins.


4/13/2015 | Undefeated Royals turn to Volquez vs. Twins

Edinson Volquez makes his second start for Kansas City after a terrific debut for the Royals. The Twins counter with Kyle Gibson, who is coming off a shaky first start. It's a 7:10 p.m. CT start at Target Field.




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