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The official site of the Minnesota Twins. You're not going to find much analysis or tough talk here, just a stream of team news and press releases.

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Twins pounce with wild rally in six-run eighth
via - Twins April 17, 2014 at 11:38 PM

The Twins rallied for six runs in the eighth inning, with the first three coming on wild pitches, to shock the Blue Jays with a 9-5 win to sweep Thursday's doubleheader at Target Field.

Twins take Game 1 behind Gibson's eight scoreless
via - Twins April 17, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Despite the coldest game-time temperature in Minnesota baseball history, both the Twins' bats and right-hander Kyle Gibson stayed hot in a 7-0 win over the Blue Jays in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday at Target Field.

Pelfrey to take hill in nightcap of doubleheader
via - Twins April 16, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Blue Jays and Twins are set to play a split doubleheader on Thursday after their Wednesday game was postponed because of inclement weather. Toronto's Dustin McGowan and Minnesota's Mike Pelfrey will square off in the nightcap.

Arcia receives cortisone shot in ailing wrist
via - Twins April 15, 2014 at 08:38 PM

Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, who is on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 5 with a sprained right wrist, received a cortisone shot in his wrist on Tuesday and will rest the next few days before continuing his rehab.

Inbox: Can Twins' offense keep up fast start?
via - Twins April 14, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Can the Twins' offense keep producing at such a high rate? Will their rotation improve? Twins beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.

Hughes out to ground Jays' offense in opener
via - Twins April 13, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Brandon Morrow and Phil Hughes will square off on Tuesday at Target Field, as the Blue Jays face the Twins in the opener of a three-game set.

Willingham lands on DL with sore left wrist
via - Twins April 12, 2014 at 08:26 PM

As planned, the Twins placed outfielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left wrist sustained on a hit-by-pitch last Sunday. To replace Willingham on the roster, right-hander Michael Tonkin was recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

Twins set to place Willingham on disabled list
via - Twins April 11, 2014 at 08:38 PM

The Twins announced they will place left fielder Josh Willingham on the 15-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game. A round of batting practice on Friday yielded familiar soreness in the left wrist that was hit by a pitch last Sunday.

Gardenhire out to attend funeral for Hirschbeck's son
via - Twins April 11, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will not be in the dugout for the next two games as he attends the funeral of Michael Hirschbeck, the 27-year-old son of Major League umpire John Hirschbeck.

Umpires review for collision-rule violation in Minnesota
via - Twins April 10, 2014 at 08:26 PM

An umpire review was initiated in the sixth inning of Oakland's 6-1 win over the Twins on Thursday, as umpires used replay to determine whether catcher Josmil Pinto illegally blocked home plate from a Jed Lowrie slide. The play was confirmed.

Twins, MLB open All-Star grant initiative for nonprofits
via - Twins April 09, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Twins and MLB announced Wednesday the creation of the first "All-Star Fans Choose" grant initiative, which will give $500,000 to a nonprofit organization in the Upper Midwest for a capital project to benefit its community. Nonprofit groups in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin may apply at through May 23.

Taking a chance benefiting Colabello, Twins
via - Twins April 08, 2014 at 08:26 PM

So far, Chris Colabello's decision to go with his heart and stick with the Twins rather than signing overseas in the Korean Baseball Organization is paying dividends, as he's off to one of the best starts in the Majors.

Correia can't contain A's, who spoil home opener
via - Twins April 07, 2014 at 08:38 PM

The home opener for the Twins at Target Field was spoiled by a subpar outing by Kevin Correia, who struggled through 5 2/3 innings in an 8-3 loss to the A's on Monday.

Plouffe confirmed safe after Francona's challenge
via - Twins April 06, 2014 at 08:26 PM

In the final inning of Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Twins, Minnesota's Trevor Plouffe slid awkwardly across the plate on the tail end of a sacrifice fly from Aaron Hicks. Terry Francona emerged from the dugout and challenged home-plate umpire Jerry Meals' safe ruling, but the call was confirmed on replay.

Gardy's grand! Skipper posts win No. 1,000
via - Twins April 05, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Ron Gardenhire picked up career win No. 1,000 behind a solid effort from right-hander Kyle Gibson, who tossed five-plus strong innings in his season debut, as the Twins beat the Indians, 7-3, on Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field.

Gibson hopes to build on strong spring in first start
via - Twins April 04, 2014 at 08:38 PM

Right-handers Kyle Gibson and Carlos Carrasco are looking to prove they belong in the big leagues as a pair of former top prospects who saw their careers derailed by Tommy John surgery. The pair will square off Saturday for the Twins and Indians at Progressive Field.

Twins' quick start fades in Cleveland
via - Twins April 04, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Mike Pelfrey cruised through five effortless innings before giving up two home runs in the sixth as the Indians roared past the Twins, 7-2, on Friday in the Tribe's home opener at Progressive Field. Chris Colabello hit a solo homer in the Twins' two-run first inning.

Determined Twins rally late for first victory
via - Twins April 03, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Twins were down to their last strike in the ninth inning against closer Matt Lindstrom, but Trevor Plouffe delivered a game-tying RBI single to set the stage for a go-ahead triple from Oswaldo Arcia, which downed the White Sox, 10-9, on Thursday afternoon.

Bullpen blows save in ninth; Twins fall in extras
via - Twins April 02, 2014 at 08:38 PM

Glen Perkins blew his first save opportunity of the season and Samuel Deduno gave up the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the 11th inning to hand the Twins a 7-6 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.

Players' manager Gardenhire nears milestone
via - Twins April 01, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Ron Gardenhire, who needs two wins for the 1,000th of his career, is tasked with trying to turn Minnesota around with several top prospects on the way, and the Twins believe he's still the right man for the job.