4/19/2014 | Suzuki makes impact as DH in loss to KC
Kurt Suzuki got a day off from working behind the plate on Saturday, but he was still in the lineup as the designated hitter -- going 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the Twins' 5-4 loss to the Royals.
4/19/2014 | Bartlett set to end comeback bid with Twins
The timing isn't right for Jason Bartlett to immediately go from playing to instructing, but Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony can envision a day when Bartlett becomes a coach in professional baseball.
4/19/2014 | Gardy believes pitching staff will turn corner
The Twins entered Saturday's game against the Royals with a 5.04 team ERA. Only the White Sox had a worse ERA among American League clubs, but manager Ron Gardenhire remains confident his pitching staff will find its groove over the long haul.
4/19/2014 | Twins foiled by mistakes in Royals' big inning
Kurt Suzuki belted a solo homer and drove in three runs, but it wasn't enough as Kevin Correia labored in a decisive five-run fourth inning in the Twins' 5-4 loss to the Royals on Saturday.
4/18/2014 | Ventura aiming to help Royals put brooms on Twins
Rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura and the Royals will go for their sixth straight win and a sweep of the series when they take on Phil Hughes and the Twins on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.
4/18/2014 | Twins say Bartlett leaning toward retirement
Veteran shortstop Jason Bartlett has informed the Twins that he is contemplating retirement. Assistant general manager Rob Antony said the club didn't have a hint that Bartlett might be thinking about retirement when he recently reported to Class A Advanced Fort Myers for a rehab assignment.
4/18/2014 | Dozier's power surge sparking offensive attack
A power-hitting second baseman is a precious commodity and the Twins have one in Brian Dozier. With five home runs through the club's first 15 games, Dozier entered Friday's series opener against the Royals tied with Mike Trout for second place in the American League.
4/18/2014 | Gardy gives Kubel break against lefty Vargas
Jason Kubel was out of the Twins' lineup on Friday, but only because manager Ron Gardenhire wanted to give him some rest with Royals left-hander Jason Vargas on the mound.
4/18/2014 | Nolasco, Twins stymied in opener against KC
Ricky Nolasco labored in 5 2/3 innings and the offense was held in check by Royals starter Jason Vargas in the Twins' 5-0 loss on Friday night in the series opener at Kauffman Stadium.
4/18/2014 | Chen looking to help Royals stay tough on Twins
Veteran lefty Bruce Chen and the Royals will try to extend their winning streak to five and secure a series victory against Kevin Correia and the Twins on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.
4/17/2014 | Twins pounce with wild rally in six-run eighth
The Twins rallied for six runs in the eighth inning, with the first three coming on wild pitches, to shock the Blue Jays with a 9-5 win to sweep Thursday's doubleheader at Target Field.
4/17/2014 | Nolasco, Vargas matched up in series opener
After getting swept in a three-game series at Target Field last weekend, the Royals will be looking to turn the tables on the Twins when they host a three-game set at Kauffman Stadium that begins Friday night.
4/17/2014 | Twins take Game 1 behind Gibson's eight scoreless
Despite the coldest game-time temperature in Minnesota baseball history, both the Twins' bats and right-hander Kyle Gibson stayed hot in a 7-0 win over the Blue Jays in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday at Target Field.
4/17/2014 | Nunez recalled to be 26th man for Game 2
The Twins recalled infielder Eduardo Nunez from Triple-A Rochester before Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader as the club's 26th man on the roster.
4/17/2014 | Mauer tabbed as MLB's All-Star Ambassador
Major League Baseball on Thursday named Twins star Joe Mauer as the 2014 All-Star Ambassador. In addition, Twins legends Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Paul Molitor and Tony Oliva were named as spokesmen of T-Mobile All-Star FanFest.
4/17/2014 | Twins-Jays starts in record-breaking cold
The first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays saw the coldest first-pitch temperature in the history of outdoor baseball in Minnesota with a game-time temperature of 31 degrees.
4/17/2014 | Bartlett begins rehab assignment at Fort Myers
Utility man Jason Bartlett, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left foot, officially began his rehab assignment with Class A Advanced Fort Myers on Thursday.
4/17/2014 | Gardy pleased with Twins' patience at plate
The Twins have shown plenty of patience at the plate this year, as evidenced by the fact that they entered Thursday's doubleheader ranked second in the Majors in walks with 65. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he's pleased with the way his players are working counts and having better at-bats than last season.
4/16/2014 | McGowan, Pelfrey to meet in Jays-Twins nightcap
The Blue Jays and Twins are set to play a split doubleheader on Thursday after their Wednesday game was postponed because of inclement weather. Toronto's Dustin McGowan and Minnesota's Mike Pelfrey will square off in the nightcap.
4/16/2014 | Weather forces postponement of Blue Jays-Twins
Wednesday's game between the Blue Jays and Twins at Target Field has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up on Thursday at 6:10 p.m. CT as the second part of a split doubleheader. Thursday's day game will be played as originally scheduled at 12:10 p.m.
4/16/2014 | Blue Jays, Twins to cap series with twin bill
The Blue Jays and Twins are set to play a split doubleheader on Thursday after their Wednesday game was postponed because of bitterly cold weather and the chance of snow. R.A. Dickey will take the mound for Toronto in Game 1, while the Twins will counter with right-hander Kyle Gibson. In Game 2, it will be Toronto's Dustin McGowan vs. Minnesota's Mike Pelfrey.
4/15/2014 | Arcia receives cortisone shot in ailing wrist
Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, who is on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 5 with a sprained right wrist, received a cortisone shot in his wrist on Tuesday and will rest the next few days before continuing his rehab.
4/15/2014 | Dozier's pop a plus, but Gardy wants consistency
With four homers early on this season, Brian Dozier is proving that hitting a team-leading 18 home runs last season was no fluke. But while Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he's not surprised that his leadoff hitter is supplying power again, he would like to see him improve his batting average and on-base percentage.
4/15/2014 | Herrmann's versatility allowing Pinto to DH more
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he likes having Chris Herrmann on the roster, as it gives him the flexibility to use Josmil Pinto as a designated hitter on days he's not serving as catcher.
4/15/2014 | Hicks, Twins take pride in opportunity to honor Jackie
The Twins celebrated the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier with a ceremony at Target Field before Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.
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