Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 04, 2015 at 06:03 PM

The New York Yankees placed first baseman Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a right shin bone bruise. Teixeira underwent tests Tuesday that showed his sore right shin does not have a broken bone but rather a serious bruise. Teixeira, who landed a spot on the American League All-Star team this summer, is batting .255 with 31 home runs and 79 RBIs in 117 games.

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Twins-Astros Preview (The Associated Press) September 04, 2015 at 01:03 PM
Twins reinstate Hicks, promote Darnell
via Mlb.com - Twins September 04, 2015 at 12:39 PM

The Twins reinstated outfielder Aaron Hicks from the disabled list on Friday, while also recalling left-hander Logan Darnell from Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins and Astros Are Playing An Important Series in September, Make Peace With Your God
via Twinkie Town September 04, 2015 at 09:09 AM

These are two teams that were supposed to be bad and they're not bad and it's very late in the season. It's really unlikely! As we enter Labor Day weekend, both the Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins are legitimate playoff contenders.  Last year's World Series run by the Kansas City Royals showed that unlikely championship players can emerge, but for these two wretched franchises to re

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Why it's okay that the Twins won't call up Jose Berrios September 04, 2015 at 08:27 AM
Red Wings Eliminated Thursday
via Twins Digest September 04, 2015 at 07:03 AM

Jonathan Roof hit a two-run homer to break a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning and a late Rochester rally came up short as the Red Wings were officially eliminated from playoff contention with a 5-4 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox Thursday night at McCoy Stadium.

Another crucial road trip
via Baseball Outsider September 04, 2015 at 06:09 AM

Two-and-a-half weeks ago, the Twins started a road trip that posed particular peril to their postseason ambitions: New York, Baltimore, Tampa Bay. They emerged from that gauntlet with a winning record and even a sense of missed opportunities.Today they begin another such trip, this one through two division leaders (Houston and Kansas City) and a disappointing White Sox team that nevertheless has s

LEADING OFF: Stanton could return, Martinez well rested (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 04, 2015 at 06:09 AM

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:

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Baseball-Highlights of Thursday's MLB games (Reuters) September 03, 2015 at 10:45 PM
Twins bullpen falters in loss to Chisox, key road trip looms (The Associated Press) September 03, 2015 at 07:27 PM
Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters) September 03, 2015 at 06:39 PM
Despite loss, Twins happy with homestand
via Mlb.com - Twins September 03, 2015 at 06:09 PM

With a playoff berth at stake, every game has taken on added importance for the Twins. And Thursday's is one they probably would like back. After being staked to a 4-1 lead in the third, the Twins watched as the White Sox scored five unanswered runs for a 6-4 victory. But despite the loss, the Twins wrapped up a successful homestand in which they took four of six from the Astros and White Sox.

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Bullpen falters as Twins drop finale to Sox September 03, 2015 at 04:52 PM
Fien slips in the seventh, Twins lose 6-4
via Twinkie Town September 03, 2015 at 04:51 PM

Twins lose finale but take series. If the Twins want to get to October, all they need to do is keep winning series. Losing a tough one to the White Sox today is disappointing, but taking two of three will get the job done. The Rangers were off today, so the Twins drop just half a game and are now 1.5 games back of Texas for the second Wild Card spot. Kyle Gibson wasn't bad today. A couple of

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Minnesota Twins Minor League Stars of the Week September 03, 2015 at 03:51 PM
Orioles' untimely skid severely damages their playing hopes (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 03, 2015 at 02:21 PM

The Baltimore Orioles were right in the middle of the AL playoff race until plummeting into an inexplicable nosedive that negated everything they accomplished over the first 4 1/2 months of the season. Baltimore was 62-57 and a trailed Los Angeles by a half-game for the second wild-card spot on Aug. 19. The last time the Orioles played this poorly was in 2011, when they were closing out a run of

AL Central Notes: Perkins, Ramirez, Almonte, Indians
via Twins Digest September 03, 2015 at 02:15 PM

Twins closer Glen Perkins told reporters today that he can “barely walk” due to back spasms, per La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Twitter links). Perkins will not accompany the team to Houston for its weekend series and … Continue reading →

Twins rookie slugger Sano, closer Perkins out vs White Sox (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 03, 2015 at 02:15 PM

The Minnesota Twins are without rookie slugger Miguel Sano and closer Glen Perkins for the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Perkins' availability is more of a concern as he's been dealing with back spasms for the second time in a week. Perkins earned his 32nd save in a one-inning performance on Tuesday, but got up Wednesday morning with more trouble with his back.

AL Central Notes: Perkins, Ramirez, Almonte, Indians
via MLB Trade Rumors September 03, 2015 at 02:03 PM

Twins closer Glen Perkins told reporters today that he can “barely walk” due to back spasms, per La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Twitter links). Perkins will not accompany the team to Houston for its weekend series and will instead remain in Minneapolis for treatment. Per the Pioneer Press’ Jace Frederick and MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger (Twitter links),

Molitor rests Sano due to balky hamstring
via Mlb.com - Twins September 03, 2015 at 12:45 PM

If it were April, Miguel Sano might have landed on the disabled list. If the Twins were out of contention, they might have the option to rest their prized rookie for more than just a day. But with the calendar having flipped to September, Sano has proven too valuable to take out for an extended period of time, despite a nagging right hamstring strain.