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Stars of Clayton (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Clayton Kershaw wins his 20th, Rusney Castillo makes his debut and Glen Perkins' season is over in the Week That Was.

Gomes, Indians move up in playoff race, beat Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 20, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Yan Gomes remembers the Indians coming to Minnesota last year and clinching a playoff spot on the last day of the regular season. Now Cleveland is back in Minnesota, trying to sneak into the postseason through the back door. Gomes homered and drove in four runs to help the Indians advance in the AL wild-card race by beating the Twins 7-3 on a rainy Saturday night. The Indians pulled to 3 1/2 ga

Plouffe lifts Twins past Indians in 10th (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 20, 2014 at 11:05 AM

After a 13-inning victory the night before, the long-shot Cleveland Indians held out hope that they could still sneak into the playoffs. Trevor Plouffe singled in Danny Santana in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4, comeback victory over Cleveland, further damaging the Indians' already slim playoff hopes. You got a lead and you end up losing,'' said starting pitcher Trevor Bauer,

Plouffe lifts Twins past Indians in 10th (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 19, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Trevor Plouffe singled in Danny Santana in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4, comeback victory over Cleveland on Friday night, further damaging the Indians' already slim playoff hopes. Santana led off the inning with a single off Kyle Crockett (4-1) and advanced to third on Brian Dozier's single to right-center. Joe Mauer was intentionally walked to load the bases, and Crockett s

Twins shut down closer Perkins for rest of season (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 19, 2014 at 07:29 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- All-Star closer Glen Perkins is being shut down for the season by the Minnesota Twins because of a strain and secondary nerve irritation in his left forearm.

Paul Konerko back in White Sox lineup 17 days after breaking left hand (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 19, 2014 at 04:47 PM

  Chicago White Sox slugger Paul Konerko insisted he would "finish on the field" in his final major league season after he sustained a broken hand, and 17 days later he's back in the lineup . Konerko is playing first base and batting sixth for the White Sox, who take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on Friday night. Coincidentally, the Trop was the site of the only inside-the-park home

Indians-Twins Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 19, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Although they've put some life into their slim playoff chances with outstanding pitching, the Cleveland Indians could have a tough time getting their offense on track in Minnesota. The resurgent Indians hope to keep shaving games off their postseason deficits as they go after their fourth straight victory Friday night against 15-game winner Phil Hughes and the Twins. Cleveland (79-73) appeared t

Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 18, 2014 at 11:05 AM

(Adds late games) Sept 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball Games - - Cardinals 2, Brewers 0 Adam Wainwright scattered seven hits in a complete-game shutout to push the St. Louis Cardinals closer to the National League Central title with a 2-0 blanking of Milwaukee. Wainwright (19-9) walked two and struck out seven in his third shutout and fifth complete game o

David Price hit hard, Tigers lose to Twins 8-4 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 17, 2014 at 11:11 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- David Price was hit hard in a disappointing outing and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 8-4 Wednesday night to tighten the AL Central race ahead of the Tigers' big weekend series in Kansas City.

The Last Hurrah (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM

There's so little time left to make up ground in saves and steals, but there are options for you nonetheless.

Twins stun Tigers in 9th for 4-3 win (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 16, 2014 at 10:23 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Tigers-Twins Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 16, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The Detroit Tigers aren't getting caught looking ahead to the weekend's crucial series against Kansas City, instead doing everything they can to maintain their slim AL Central lead against the last-place Minnesota Twins. Detroit looks to win a fifth straight game while beating host Minnesota for the fourth consecutive time Tuesday night. The Tigers (84-66) have won the last three Central titles,

Hunter, Cabrera homer in 9th; Tigers top Twins 8-6 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 15, 2014 at 10:59 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to help the Detroit Tigers tighten their grip on the American League Central by winning their fourth straight game, 8-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

Notes: Rusney Arrives (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 14, 2014 at 08:11 PM

Matthew Pouliot suggests adds and drops for the next-to-last week of the season.

Tigers-Twins Preview (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 14, 2014 at 07:17 PM

With 10 of their 13 remaining games against the bottom two teams in the AL Central, the Detroit Tigers' chances for a division title seem strong. They'll try to make good on the favorable schedule beginning Monday night in the opener of a three-game visit with the Minnesota Twins with ace Max Scherzer on the mound. The Tigers (83-66), who lead Kansas City by 1 1/2 games with a three-game series

Kinsler, Martinez HRs help Tigers beat Indians 6-4 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 14, 2014 at 07:11 PM

With another big late-inning home run, the Detroit Tigers reopened a 1 1/2-game AL Central lead Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep. Kinsler's homer off Bryan Shaw (5-5), his first since Aug. 30, followed Rajai Davis' infield single and put the Tigers ahead 4-3. ''It's not easy to get to that

Rookie May fans 10 as Twins beat White Sox 6-4 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 14, 2014 at 06:17 PM

Minnesota Twins rookie Trevor May came out sizzling, pitching three perfect innings and striking out five. May struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and Minnesota overcame Jose Abreu's 35th home run, beating Chicago 6-4 to end a four-game losing streak. After pitching coach Rick Anderson visited the mound, May struck out the next three Chicago batters. ''(Anderson) went out there and told

Rookie May fans 10 as Twins Beat White Sox 6-4 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 14, 2014 at 04:41 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rookie Trevor May struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the Minnesota Twins overcame Jose Abreu's 35th home run, beating the Chicago White Sox 6-4 Sunday to end a four-game losing streak.

Baseball-Highlights of Saturday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 14, 2014 at 11:05 AM

(Adds later games) Sept 13 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's Major League baseball games - - - Cubs 6, Pirates 4 Felix Doubront pitched six scoreless innings and rookies Javier Baez and Matt Szczur homered as the Chicago Cubs held on to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates to snap a season-worst seven-game losing streak. Doubront (2-1) allowed four hits in his third start since being acq

White Sox sweep doubleheader from Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 13, 2014 at 11:59 PM

Jose Abreu showed off his powerful bat again on Saturday night. Abreu drew a walk during a 14-pitch at-bat to set the stage for Dayan Viciedo's winning two-run homer that gave the Chicago White Sox a 7-6 win over the Minnesota Twins and a sweep of their doubleheader. Pinch-runner Jordan Danks was erased when Avisail Garcia grounder into a fielder's choice, but Viciedo drove a full-count pitch ov