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4/27/2015 | Twins get good news on Duensing, May

The Twins received good news on both left-handed reliever Brian Duensing and right-hander Trevor May on Monday.


4/27/2015 | Nolasco feels good after rehab start; next step forthcoming

Right-hander Ricky Nolasco said his rehab outing with Class A Cedar Rapids went well on Sunday, but that he's not sure if he'll need another rehab start before being reinstated from the 15-day disabled list.


4/27/2015 | Sanchez, Tigers look to stay hot vs. Pelfrey, Twins

Tigers righty Anibal Sanchez will be looking to duplicate his recent success against the Twins when the American League Central rivals meet at Target Field on Tuesday night in the second game of this series. The Twins will counter with right-hander Mike Pelfrey.


4/26/2015 | Twins optimistic on injury front with Nolasco, May

Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who has been on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation, made a rehab start for Class A Cedar Rapids on Sunday, and reports were positive, while Trevor May (bruised elbow) is expected to play catch on Monday.


4/26/2015 | Mauer barrels up for three hits to spark Twins

Former American League MVP and batting champion Joe Mauer showed he can still anchor an offense when he's healthy and swinging the bat well, going 3-for-5, including a go-ahead two-run triple in the Twins' 4-2 win in 11 innings on Sunday.


4/26/2015 | Gibson rewards Twins' faith in quality outing

Right-hander Kyle Gibson needed a boost in confidence. So did the Twins, for that matter. The right-hander and his teammates were able to accomplish both at the same time, although it took 11 innings for a 4-2 win over the Mariners on Sunday.


4/26/2015 | Mauer's two-run triple sinks Mariners in 11 innings

Joe Mauer's two-run triple in the 11th inning provided the winning runs as the Twins earned a 4-2 win over the Mariners in the rubber game on Sunday at Safeco Field. Seth Smith went deep for Seattle.


4/26/2015 | Twins aiming for contact approach with RISP

The Twins are doing a good job in a common situation that is so crucial to winning baseball games. Entering Sunday's series finale against the Mariners, Minnesota was 26-for-87 (.299) in its last 11 games with runners in scoring position.


4/26/2015 | Twins open set with Tigers seeking revenge

Detroit swept a season-opening three-game set by a combined 22-1 margin, and the Tigers will look for similar success as David Price opens a series against Tommy Milone and the Twins in Minnesota.


4/26/2015 | Molitor tweaks lineup, bats break out 'from top to bottom'

Paul Molitor wanted to mix things up on Saturday night, so he put some fresh faces in the lineup, changed some things around, and watched with satisfaction as his Minnesota Twins responded with eight runs against the Mariners and an 8-5 victory to even the three-game series at 1-1 going into Sunday.


4/26/2015 | May 'lucky' after liner cuts short homecoming start

Twins starter Trevor May said he isn't expected to miss a start after being struck in the elbow with a line drive on Saturday against the Mariners.


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.




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