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4/25/2015 | Twins ride timely hitting, Escobar's HR to even series

The Twins took advantage of shaky defense by the Mariners and made the most of their run-scoring opportunities to beat Seattle, 8-5, on Saturday night before 33,566 at Safeco Field. Minnesota knocked Mariners starter James Paxton out of the game in the fifth inning and strung together four consecutive frames with at least one run for the victory.


4/25/2015 | May exits game vs. M's after comebacker hits right elbow

Trevor May was pitching to Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning when a liner appeared to hit the pitcher's right arm near the wrist.


4/25/2015 | Elias gets call for start vs. Gibson in series finale

The Twins will face the Mariners for the finale of a three-game set on Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field, with left-hander Roenis Elias facing off against righty Kyle Gibson for the 1:10 p.m. PT start.


4/25/2015 | Would Mauer make sense in leadoff spot?

Twins manager Paul Molitor says he's considered putting Joe Mauer in the leadoff spot to help get his offense going.


4/25/2015 | Plouffe shakes off rough start with hitting streak

Entering Saturday's game, Trevor Plouffe had a six-game hitting streak during which he batted .435 (10-for-23) with two doubles, one home run, two RBIs and an on-base percentage of .480.


4/25/2015 | Hughes finds homers costly in duel with Hernandez

Phil Hughes didn't win Friday night, but he pitched eight strong innings for a complete game. There just wasn't much he could do, and there wasn't much at all that the Twins hitters could do against Mariners starter Felix Hernandez, who pitched a 2-0 shutout.


4/25/2015 | Felix finishes off Twins in shutout; Cruz crushes 9th homer

Felix Hernandez continued his long-running dominance of the Twins and Nelson Cruz and Logan Morrison backed The King up with home runs as the Mariners topped Minnesota, 2-0, on Friday at Safeco Field


4/24/2015 | Nolasco's rehab start pushed to Sunday

Starter Ricky Nolasco, who has missed 12 games because of right elbow inflammation, was scheduled to start a rehab game at Single-A Cedar Rapids on Saturday, but that outing has been pushed back to Sunday because of the threat of rain. Nolasco threw a 60-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday.


4/24/2015 | Twins see results riding pitchers' positive momentum

Minnesota is starting to win more games as its pitching has seen positive momentum.


4/22/2015 | Pelfrey returns to form with first win since 2013

Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey insisted throughout Spring Training that he's finally healthy and ready to prove he can be a quality starting pitcher. He certainly made that case with seven shutout innings in a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.


4/22/2015 | Torii nabbed trying to steal home against Royals

With the bases loaded and two out in the second inning of Wednesday night's 3-0 win over the Royals, Twins outfielder Torii Hunter saw right-hander Jeremy Guthrie go into the windup and attempted a straight steal of home. Hunter was out on the play.


4/22/2015 | Pelfrey's seven scoreless foil Royals' sweep bid

Right-hander Mike Pelfrey logged seven shutout innings, while Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas delivered RBI single in a pivotal three-run first to help the Twins earn a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night. Jeremy Guthrie went five innings for Kansas City.


4/22/2015 | Duensing's rehab starts with successful catch session

Twins reliever Brian Duensing, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal, started his throwing program Wednesday at Target Field. Duensing played catch without any issues.


4/22/2015 | Hughes, Twins ready to battle King Felix, Mariners

Twins right-hander Phil Hughes will square off against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez in the opener of a three-game series on Friday night at Safeco Field.


4/22/2015 | Killer, Kirby are early leaders on Twins' Franchise Four ballot

MLB released the first voting update of the Franchise Four on Wednesday, and Harmon Killebrew, Kirby Puckett, Rod Carew and Tony Oliva are the early leaders.


4/22/2015 | Twins' bullpen stumbles with game in balance

It was a bad night for the Twins' bullpen, as left-hander Tommy Milone exited with a two-run lead with two outs in the sixth, but a combination of four relievers couldn't preserve it in a 6-5 loss to the Royals on Tuesday.


4/21/2015 | Suzuki avoids injury after being struck on foot

Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki, who was hit on his right foot with a foul ball while standing in the on-deck circle on Monday, felt fine on Tuesday and was in the lineup against the Royals.


4/21/2015 | Guthrie, Royals aiming for sweep against Twins

Right-handers Mike Pelfrey and Jeremy Guthrie are set to square off in the series finale between the Twins and Royals on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.


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.




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