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8/30/2015 | Santana gets back on track with 10-K gem

Ervin Santana's between-starts work paid immediate dividends on Sunday against the Astros, as the right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings with a season-high 10 strikeouts to lead the Twins to a series victory with a 7-5 win at Target Field.


8/30/2015 | Sale tries to figure out playoff-chasing Twins

Chris Sale has a chance to win the American League Cy Young for the first time in his career. But with his trip to the mound Tuesday night at Target Field, the southpaw simply hopes to figure out the Twins in the series opener.


8/30/2015 | Hughes' back injury improving steadily

Twins right-hander Phil Hughes continues to progress slowly from lower back inflammation, but he is expected to throw a bullpen session by the middle of the week.


8/29/2015 | Innings piling up for effective Twins relievers

While the Twins have been playing well of late, winning seven of their last nine, it's mostly been in spite of their starting pitching.


8/29/2015 | Santana, Twins eye series win over AL West-leading Houston

This weekend's series at Target Field was supposed to feature the top two 2012 draft picks -- Carlos Correa and Byron Buxton. Through two games, that hasn't happened yet. Buxton has started both games but, Correa has been sidelined with a sore hamstring and is day-to-day.


8/29/2015 | Astros ride 3-run 4th in Fiers' strong encore

Mike Fiers couldn't replicate the no-hitter from his previous outing, but tossed six-plus innings of three-hit ball to lead the Astros to a 4-1 win over the Twins on Saturday night at Target Field.


8/29/2015 | Hicks headed to Rochester for rehab stint

Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks worked out without any issues at Target Field on Saturday, and is set to start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Sunday.


8/29/2015 | Sano returns to lineup after hamstring injury

Twins rookie slugger Miguel Sano returned to the lineup against the Astros on Saturday after missing Friday's game with a minor right hamstring injury.


8/28/2015 | Gibson looking to build off 1st post-break win

Kyle Gibson was undoubtedly the Twins' best starter in the first half, posting a 2.85 ERA in 18 outings, but he hasn't looked the same in the second half.


8/28/2015 | Perkins fires scoreless 7th in healthy return

Twins closer Glen Perkins returned to action after missing three games with lower back spasms, tossing a scoreless seventh inning in Friday's 3-0 win over the Astros.


8/28/2015 | Fiers to face Pelfrey, Twins in first start since no-no

On Saturday, Mike Fiers will make his first start since etching his name in the history books as the Astros take on the Twins in the second of a three-game set at Target Field.


8/28/2015 | Gibson outduels Kazmir as Twins blank Astros

Kyle Gibson tossed 5 1/3 innings to get his first win since July 12 while helping the Twins earn a 3-0 victory over the Astros on Friday night at Target Field.


8/28/2015 | Sano out of lineup with right hamstring strain

Twins rookie slugger Miguel Sano is dealing with a mild right hamstring strain, and he was held out of the starting lineup on Friday against the Astros.


8/28/2015 | Twins' status changing from 'surprise' to 'contender'

Paul Molitor's Twins have been one of baseball's biggest surprises all season, and thanks to young talents like Miguel Sano, remain so heading into September.


8/27/2015 | Twins take solace in their winning road trip

After starting a 10-game road trip with a three-game sweep at the hands of the Yankees, the Twins were in danger of slipping out of the playoff race with seven games on tap against the contending Orioles and Rays.


8/27/2015 | Sano hits 'quirky' double off Tropicana Field catwalk

Twins rookie slugger Miguel Sano hit one of the more unusual doubles of the season in Thursday night's 5-4 loss to the Rays, as he crushed a high drive that hit the "B" ring at Tropicana Field and remained in play for an RBI double.


8/27/2015 | Perkins likely to avoid DL with back spasms

Twins closer Glen Perkins remains day to day with lower back spasms, as manager Paul Molitor said Perkins felt better on Thursday, but wasn't counting on him to be available to pitch against the Rays.


8/27/2015 | Berrios among 10 top prospect performers Wednesday

It's reached the point where each of Jose Berrios' starts for Triple-A Rochester might be his last. The Twins' No. 2 prospect was at his best Wednesday night, allowing just three hits and one walk in seven shutout innings as Rochester defeated Syracuse, 6-0.


8/26/2015 | Small ball helps Twins keep on rolling

Twins manager Paul Molitor has stressed to his players how bunting can be a weapon all season, and it paid off against the Rays on Wednesday. A pair of bunt singles from Byron Buxton and Brian Dozier off Tampa Bay ace Chris Archer in the seventh inning loaded the bases and helped spark a two-run rally to lift the Twins to their sixth straight win with a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay.


8/26/2015 | Closer Perkins dealing with back spasms

Twins closer Glen Perkins was unavailable against the Rays in Wednesday's 5-3 win, as he's been dealing with lower-back spasms.


8/26/2015 | Twin Cities kids thrilled by Play Ball event

60 St. Paul kids took the field on Wednesday as part of the Play Ball initiative.


8/26/2015 | Twins activate Boyer, place Graham on DL

The Twins reinstated right-hander Blaine Boyer from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday and placed Rule 5 Draft pick J.R. Graham on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation.


8/26/2015 | Smyly to take mound in series finale vs. Twins

Rays left-hander Drew Smyly, who missed more than three months with a torn labrum, looked much sharper in his second outing back from the injury, and is looking to build on that start when he takes the mound against the Twins in the series finale on Thursday night at Tropicana Field.


8/26/2015 | Rookie trio leads Twins to series-opening win

After years of hearing about top prospects Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario, the future is finally here for the Twins, and the trio came up big yet again on Tuesday against the Rays.


8/25/2015 | Twins wait to decide Boyer's next step

Right-handed reliever Blaine Boyer threw a bullpen session without any issues on Monday, and the Twins will decide whether he'll be activated from the 15-day disabled list or sent out on a rehab assignment.




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