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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.


4/13/2015 | Royals improve to 7-0 with rout of Twins

Left-hander Danny Duffy tossed 6 1/3 solid innings, and he was backed by another strong showing from the offense to help keep the Royals undefeated with a 12-3 win over the Twins on Monday at Target Field.


4/13/2015 | For first time, Torii calls Target Field home

Monday's home opener against the Royals marked the first time Torii Hunter was at Target Field in the home clubhouse as a member of the Twins.


4/13/2015 | Fien available for Twins after testing shoulder

Twins reliever Casey Fien threw off the mound without any issues before Monday's game against the Royals, and he said he's ready to return to action.


4/12/2015 | Defensive miscues vs. White Sox not crushing, but avoidable

The Twins changed up their lineup to load up on right-handed batters against Chris Sale and the White Sox on Sunday. In the end, the defense faltered in a 6-2 loss. The Twins dropped three fly balls, two in the second inning, though the White Sox were unable to score on any of those miscues.


4/12/2015 | Twins looking forward, not back after rough trip

The Twins have a lot to look forward to. They'll play their home opener against the Royals on Monday in a lively atmosphere, as it'll be the Twins' first sellout since Aug. 3, 2013, at Target Field. Then they can put a poor first week of the season behind them.


4/12/2015 | Herrmann tries out new mask after foul-tip injury

Twins catcher Chris Herrmann is trying out a new catcher's mask after he suffered a cut above his nose when a foul tip struck his mask on Thursday.


4/12/2015 | Twins to host Duffy, Royals for home opener

Left-hander Danny Duffy will take the mound for the Royals against the Twins in the home opener for Minnesota on Monday. Right-hander Trevor May makes his first start of the season.




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