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8/28/2014 | Plouffe secures Twins' doubles mark at third

When Trevor Plouffe sliced a double down the left-field line on Wednesday, he moved into sole possession of the Twins' franchise record for doubles in a season by a third baseman with 38.

8/28/2014 | Mauer gets planned break for finale with KC

For the first time since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 11, Joe Mauer's name was absent from the lineup card on Thursday. This was a mandate handed down by manager Ron Gardenhire before the Twins' series finale with the Royals.

8/28/2014 | Twins strike for six in 10th inning to best KC

Jordan Schafer finished with four RBIs, including a two-run single in a big six-run 10th inning as the Twins earned an 11-5 win over the Royals on Thursday night.

8/27/2014 | Burton enjoys short stint as Twins' setup man

Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Royals was just Jared Burton's second appearance in the eighth inning with his team in a save situation. Casey Fien, who normally sets up closer Glen Perkins, was unavailable after laboring on Sunday.

8/27/2014 | Perkins yields first homer to a lefty on slider

Twins closer Glen Perkins, an eight-year veteran, allowed a home run to a left-handed hitter on his slider for the first time in the Majors in Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to the Royals, according to

8/27/2014 | Rochester's season to dictate Twins' callups

On Monday, the Twins can increase their roster size from 25 to 40. But Triple-A Rochester's postseason push has complicated who will be joining, and when they'll be joining, the Major League club.

8/27/2014 | First-place Royals aiming for sweep of Twins

Jeremy Guthrie and the first-place Royals will bid for a series sweep against Tommy Milone and the Twins on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.

8/27/2014 | Hughes denied 15th win with Royals' late rally

Phil Hughes was stellar for seven scoreless innings, but a six-run eighth handed the Twins a 6-1 loss to the Royals on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

8/26/2014 | Buxton among Twins prospects headed to AFL

Byron Buxton,'s No. 1 prospect, headlined a group of six Twins prospects on the Arizona Fall League rosters that were announced on Tuesday.

8/26/2014 | Gardy riding offensive wave with lineup plan

Perhaps the most enjoyable part of the Twins' recent four-game hitting surge for manager Ron Gardenhire was the simplicity it brought to his job. Over the last five games, Gardenhire has made out the same exact lineup card four times, including Tuesday's series opener against the Royals.

8/26/2014 | Twins extend partnership with Triple-A affiliate

The Twins announced on Monday a new two-year extension in their partnership with the Rochester Red Wings, the club's Triple-A affiliate, which will extend to at least the 2016 season.

8/26/2014 | Royals hope Hendriks can be spot on vs. Twins

Liam Hendriks and the Royals will look to stretch their lead in the American League Central when they battle Phil Hughes and the Twins on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

8/26/2014 | Twins bested by late jack in Nolasco's fine start

Ricky Nolasco fired seven shutout frames, but closer Glen Perkins gave up a two-run homer in the ninth as the Twins dropped a 2-1 decision to the Royals on Tuesday night.

8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.

8/25/2014 | Plouffe, Santana share AL Player of the Week honors

After the Twins' offense turned out a high-scoring weekend, two Minnesota players -- third baseman Trevor Plouffe and center fielder Danny Santana -- have been named the American League co-Players of the Week.

8/25/2014 | Inbox: What's the key to Hughes' turnaround?

What's been the key to Phil Hughes' success? Who will the Twins call up when rosters expand? Beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.

8/24/2014 | Twins unable to corral heavy-hitting Tigers

The Twins knocked reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer out after five innings, but right-hander Kyle Gibson and the bullpen struggled in a 13-4 loss to the Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Target Field.

8/24/2014 | Pino headed to DL with minor elbow strain

Right-hander Yohan Pino underwent an MRI exam after feeling some elbow discomfort during his start in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader, and he was diagnosed with a minor strain of his ulnar collateral ligament.

8/24/2014 | Plouffe ties Twins record for doubles by third baseman

Trevor Plouffe has been a doubles machine this season, and he tied the club record for doubles by a third baseman in a single season with his 37th double on Sunday against the Tigers.

8/24/2014 | Twins eye chance to derail first-place Royals

The last-place Twins will get a chance to inflict some more damage to the top of their division when they begin a series against the AL Central-leading Royals at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night. Ricky Nolasco will start for Minnesota opposite left-hander Danny Duffy, who is 3-1 this month.

8/23/2014 | Scherzer sets sights on gaining Tigers split vs. Twins

Detroit has allowed 38 runs in its last three games. In Sunday's series finale, the Tigers are relying on Max Scherzer to get the job done as he matches up with Twins righty Kyle Gibson.

8/23/2014 | Twins' bats stay red hot in matinee win over Tigers

The Twins picked up right where they left off Friday night, as the offense again pounded the Tigers in a 12-4 win on Saturday afternoon in the first game of a split doubleheader at Target Field. Kennys Vargas paced the offense with a career-high five RBIs, while Joe Mauer and Jordan Schafer added three RBIs apiece.

8/23/2014 | Arcia spends night at hospital with his infant

Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was held out of the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, after spending most of the night at the hospital to tend to his baby, Oswell, who was sick.

8/23/2014 | Pino wins as Twins' 26th man for twin bill

The Twins officially recalled right-hander Yohan Pino from Triple-A Rochester to be the club's 26th man on the roster for Game 1 of Saturday's split doubleheader against the Tigers. He earned his second career big league win, giving up four runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks over five innings in Minnesota's eventual 12-4 win.

8/23/2014 | Verlander returns to mound in nightcap of twin bill

Minnesota hopes to continue playing spoiler as they take on the Tigers in Saturday's day-night doubleheader, with Yohan Pino taking the mound for Minnesota against Detroit's Buck Farmer in Game 1.

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