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Royals top Twins 4-3 in 11 innings on Burns' sacrifice fly (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 27, 2016 at 11:44 PM

Billy Burns entered as a pinch runner in the ninth, but ended it two innings later with his bat. Burns' sacrifice fly scored Raul Mondesi in the 11th inning as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Tuesday night, staving off postseason elimination. The Orioles lost 5-1 at Toronto on Tuesday night.

Baseball-Highlights of Tuesday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 27, 2016 at 11:08 PM

Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Tuesday: Blue Jays 5, Orioles 1 Aaron Sanchez struck out 10 in six innings, Josh Donaldson and Ezequiel Carrera homered and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles. Carrera and Donaldson each had two RBIs for the Blue Jays (87-70) who have moved two games ahead of the Orioles (85-72) in the race for the first wild-card spot in the Americ

Angels' Nolasco aiming for strong finish against A's (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 27, 2016 at 09:38 AM

As he prepares for his final start this year, the Los Angeles Angels' Ricky Nolasco hopes an encouraging finish can provide the antidote to an exasperating season. The veteran right-hander will face rookie Daniel Mengden in the Angels' second game of their series against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium. The 11-year veteran has not allowed a run since the Seattle Mariners'

The White Sox still need to figure out their James Shields problem (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 26, 2016 at 03:14 PM

When the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays meet Monday night in the Windy City, let’s be honest, there aren’t too many postseason implications. The White Sox prevented the Indians from clinching the AL Central on Sunday, and that might be their final meaningful contribution to the 2016 season.

Royals seek to continue dominance of Twins (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 26, 2016 at 02:50 PM

This season has not gone the way the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins wanted or expected. The 2015 World Series champion Royals are on the cusp of being mathematically eliminated from the American League wild card. Kansas City still needs three victories to assure a winning season.

The Twins are about to hire a 33-year-old as their new president (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 26, 2016 at 01:50 PM

When the Minnesota Twins fired general manager and executive vice president Terry Ryan in July, after more than 30 years with the club, there was little doubt that their front office was going to get younger. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan is reporting the Twins are about to hire 33-year-old Derek Falvey from the Cleveland Indians as their new president of baseball operations. Other industry sources

Mets clobber Phillies to take lead in NL wild card race (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 25, 2016 at 11:02 PM

The New York Mets may be dealing with a severely diminished rotation at the moment, but the offense picked them up during Sunday’s 17-0 drubbing of the Philadelphia Phillies. A Curtis Granderson solo shot extended the club’s lead in the fourth, as did a bases-loaded walk to Jose Reyes. New York feasted against the Phillies’ bullpen, scoring an incredible five runs in the seventh and six runs in

Game Over: The 2016 Philadelphia Phillies (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 25, 2016 at 10:02 PM

Sorry, Philadelphia Phillies, your World Series trophy is in another castle. This season was all about the future in Philadelphia. While the team surprised early, the Phillies fell back to Earth as the season went on, eventually fulfilling those pessimistic preseason projections.

Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 25, 2016 at 07:26 PM

Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Sunday: Dodgers 4, Rockies 3 (10 inings) Charlie Culberson hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers the National League West championship with a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. Reliever Joe Blanton (7-2) earned the victory that gave the Dodgers their fourth successive division title. With two out in the

Cruz homers twice, Mariners beat Twins 4-3 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 25, 2016 at 05:50 PM

Nelson Cruz is playing a vital role in the Seattle Mariners' postseason drive. Cruz homered twice before leaving with left wrist soreness, Jesus Sucre homered for the first time in 14 months and the Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Sunday. Nick Vincent, Steve Cishek and Edwin Diaz combined for 3 2/3 innings of no-hit relief for Seattle, including Diaz's 17th save in 19 chances.

Plate umpire Layne hit in mask, leaves Mariners-Twins game (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 25, 2016 at 03:56 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Home plate umpire Jerry Layne was hit in the mask by a foul ball in the first inning and had to leave Sunday's game between Seattle and Minnesota because of concussion-like symptoms.

Mariners fight for playoff spot; Twins try to avoid 100th loss (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 25, 2016 at 09:38 AM

While the Seattle Mariners are trying to avoid an early end to their season, the Minnesota Twins need a late-season win streak to avoid an ugly bit of franchise history. The Mariners remain in the thick of the American League wild-card race heading into Sunday's series finale at Target Field but cannot have slip-ups like Saturday night's power outage if they are to make the postseason for the fir

Sano, Duffey lead Twins to 3-2 win over Mariners (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 24, 2016 at 10:44 PM

Nelson Cruz's towering two-run home run seemed to give the Seattle Mariners the jolt they needed Saturday night, tying the score with the second-longest homer in the majors this season. Instead, Minnesota's own big slugger, Miguel Sano, responded with his own big swing and a big defensive play after an error in the ninth inning to keep Seattle's struggling offense down and deal a blow to the Mari

Baseball-Highlights from MLB games on Friday (Reuters)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 24, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Friday: Cubs 5, Cardinals 0 Jake Arrieta's goal may be perfection but he realizes he can occasionally ease up and still have good outcomes. Arrieta (18-7) scattered five hits in a seven-inning shutout effort as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Chicago (98-55) topped last year's 97-win total and matched the most victo

Cano's 4 hits, Cruz's homer lead Mariners over Twins 10-1 (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 23, 2016 at 11:14 PM

Robinson Cano had four hits and two RBIs, and Nelson Cruz added a towering two-run homer among his four RBIs as the struggling Seattle Mariners' offense got back on track in a 10-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night to stay on pace in the American League wild card race. James Paxton pitched seven strong innings and finally received a boost from the offense, which broke out with a si

Game Over 2016: The Arizona Diamondbacks (Big League Stew)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 23, 2016 at 08:56 PM

Sorry, Arizona Diamondbacks, your World Series trophy is in another castle. The D-backs thought they’d build themselves into a contender in the offseason, turns out they couldn’t have been more wrong. With the combination of injuries and underperforming new acquisitions, the D-backs could very well finish last in the NL West.

Mets throw another rookie starter against Phillies (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 23, 2016 at 03:20 PM

The final 10-game dash for a wild-card spot began in, well, wild fashion on Thursday night for the New York Mets. Now the Mets hope the baseball player equivalent of a wild card can get them another step closer to the playoffs on Friday. Right-hander Gabriel Ynoa will become the second consecutive rookie starter for the Mets when he takes the mound in the second game of a four-game series agains

Week Ahead: Last Call (Rotoworld)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 23, 2016 at 02:32 PM

It all comes down to this: we preview the final week of MLB regular-season action, with two-starts, streamers and more.

Mets throw another rookie starter against Phillies (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 23, 2016 at 09:38 AM

The final 10-game dash for a wild-card spot began in, well, wild fashion on Thursday night for the New York Mets. Now the Mets hope the baseball player equivalent of a wild card can get them another step closer to the playoffs on Friday. Right-hander Gabriel Ynoa will become the second consecutive rookie starter for the Mets when he takes the mound in the second game of a four-game series agains

Yankees face big weekend in Toronto (The Associated Press)
via Yahoo Sports - Twins September 22, 2016 at 11:50 PM

The New York Yankees would like to take a walk on the wild side during their four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays that opens Friday at Rogers Centre. It is a key series for the Yankees because the Blue Jays are where they would like to be, occupying an American League wild-card spot. This series between American League East rivals could help sort out a tight wild-card race.