Dozier's RBI triple lifts Twins in 3-2 win over Blue Jays (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 30, 2015 at 05:09 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brian Dozier drove in the tiebreaking run with a triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins past the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Saturday.

MIN 3, TOR 2: Canada RISP Fail, Gibson Endures
via Twinkie Town May 30, 2015 at 04:51 PM

Kyle Gibson keeps defying all logic/law/human decency, and Twins make much win. Kyle Gibson, the Liam Hendricks that could, continues to A) allow baserunners, and B) get away with it. Gibson came into today's game tied for the league lead in double-plays behind him with 10; he added three more in the first three innnings. Tops was ending the third with a bases-loaded, one-out, 1-2-3. (If you

Dozier's triple helps Twins outlast Blue Jays
via Mlb.com - Twins May 30, 2015 at 04:39 PM

In a game that saw both teams struggle with runners in scoring position, Brian Dozier came through with a go-ahead RBI triple in the seventh inning to lift the Twins to a 3-2 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at Target Field.

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E. Santana continues to throw BP sessions May 30, 2015 at 03:39 PM
Twinsights: Surgery won't derail Lewis Thorpe, Liam Hendriks says
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press May 30, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Liam Hendriks has been in touch with Twins pitching prospect Lewis Thorpe, a fellow Australian who underwent Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow on April 10. “I’ve spoken to him a couple of times,” said Hendriks, now working out of the bullpen for the Toronto Blue Jays. “He seems to be doing all right. He’s a good kid. He’s going to continue to work hard. Hopefully this doesn’t deter him too

Dean pitches Wings to DH split
via Twins Digest May 30, 2015 at 08:15 AM

Rochester received a strong start in game one and some misfortune in game two as the Red Wings and Buffalo Bisons split a doubleheader Friday night at Coca-Cola Field.

Baseball-Highlights of Friday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 30, 2015 at 06:27 AM

May 29 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games. - - - Cardinals 3, Dodgers 0 John Lackey tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out nine to push St Louis past the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0. St Louis shortstop Jhonny Peralta doubled twice as the Cardinals (32-16) won their fifth straight game. The Dodgers fell to 28-19. - - - Rangers 7, Red Sox 4 Josh Hamilton

Notes, quotes and comment
via Baseball Outsider May 30, 2015 at 06:09 AM

Tim Stauffer hasa job but not a rolein an eight-man bullpen.Good: Casey Fien was activated from the disabled list Friday. A healthy Fien is an asset to the Twins relief corps.Bad: Michael Tonkin, dubbed "the Strand Man" by the Pioneer Press's Mike Berardino, was sent back to Rochester. Tonkin has a rather odd set of stats: just seven innings in 11 appearances, and a 5.14 ERA while stranding 1

Home run ball hurts May, Perkins in loss
via Mlb.com - Twins May 30, 2015 at 06:09 AM

For as well as the Twins have been playing this year, it wasn't an unfamiliar sight to see the Blue Jays using home runs at Target Field to their advantage Friday night.

Postgame Twinsights: Twins' bats go silent (again) after another fast start
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press May 30, 2015 at 06:09 AM

With Friday's four-run first inning, the Twins have scored first in 10 of their past 11 games. Along with those early outbursts, however, have come long periods of dormancy. Letting the great Mark Buehrle off the ropes after their first six hitters produced five hits and four runs, the Twins were completely flummoxed by the soft-tossing lefty for the rest of the night. Buehrle faced the minimum ov

First-inning outburst doesn't hold up vs. Jays
via Mlb.com - Twins May 29, 2015 at 11:39 PM

Chris Colabello's past year has been full of highs and lows. Friday night, the outfielder might've reached his highest point thus far in the Blue Jays' 6-4 victory over his former team, the Twins.

Buehrle, Blue Jays rally past Twins 6-4 on Colabello homer (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 29, 2015 at 10:57 PM

Chris Colabello hit two-run tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning against former teammate Glen Perkins, giving Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-4 victory over the Twins on a soggy Friday night, stopping Minnesota's five-game winning streak. Buehrle (6-4) made a drastic recovery from a four-run first inning for his second complete game this season, raising his record in 51 career starts

Blue Jays Power Past Twins, 6-4
via Twinkie Town May 29, 2015 at 10:45 PM

Minnesota unable to capitalize on hot start with Chris friggin' Colabello providing the margin for Toronto. The Twins jumped all over longtime nemesis Mark Buehrle in the first inning, plating four runs and activating the Toronto bullpen. They should have scored more than that. A 3-run dong from Josh Donaldson in the fifth, followed by a clutch dong from former Twin Chris Colabello in the ni

Espy Homers In Back-To-Back Games
via Twins Digest May 29, 2015 at 10:15 PM

Rock Cats Fall 9-4

Gibson looks to stay sharp as Twins take on Jays
via Mlb.com - Twins May 29, 2015 at 09:45 PM

The Blue Jays entered the weekend set with Minnesota near the top of many major offensive categories. But the top-scoring team in the league will have its work cut out for it as the Twins throw righty Kyle Gibson in the second game of the series on Saturday.

Twinsights: Ervin Santana set to throw live BP again this weekend
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press May 29, 2015 at 07:57 PM

Suspended right-hander Ervin Santana is scheduled to throw his third session of live batting practice this weekend, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. Santana, serving an 80-game suspension for a positive steroids test, increased his pitching count from 42 pitches to 60 in his last live BP session on Wednesday in Fort Myers, Fla. Ryan didn’t want to commit to when Santana might make his first

Fireworks, Bobbleheads, and Other Promos 6/3-6/8
via Twins Digest May 29, 2015 at 04:45 PM

The Beloit Snappers return home from a seven game road trip on Wednesday, June 3rd and will have home games all the way through Monday, June 8th.

Twins bring Fien back from DL, send Tonkin down (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins May 29, 2015 at 04:33 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have returned right-hander Casey Fien from his rehab assignment for a strained right shoulder and removed him from the disabled list.

Twinsights: Casey Fien returns, Michael Tonkin optioned
via Twins Now - Pioneer Press May 29, 2015 at 03:57 PM

Casey Fien’s big-league absence lasted exactly one month. The veteran Twins reliever, out since April 29 with a strained deltoid muscle behind his throwing shoulder, was activated off the disabled list Friday for the start of a weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Fellow right-hander Michael Tonkin was optioned back to Triple-A Rochester to clear space on the 25-man roster. Fien tossed th

Vote WINGS: Triple-A All-Star Game
via Twins Digest May 29, 2015 at 01:15 PM

Fan voting has begun for the 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game, and fans again will help decide which Red Wings players get a trip to Omaha on July 15.