Ziegler, Carew earn Bob Feller Act of Valor honors
MLB.com Updated Oct 5
Boston Red Sox reliever Brad Ziegler and former Minnesota Twins and California Angels great Rod Carew are the 2016 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award honorees, the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation announced Wednesday.Share Tweet
2017 Draft order: Twins to pick No. 1 overallMLB.com Oct 3With the 2016 regular-season standing final, the order for the 2017 MLB Draft is set. By finishing with the worst record in baseball, the Twins will have the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft. They'll be followed by the Reds, Padres, Rays and Braves.Share Tweet
Falvey named Twins' chief baseball officerMLB.com Oct 3With the regular season coming to a close for the Twins on Sunday, they formally announced the hiring of Derek Falvey to be executive vice president and chief baseball officer on Monday.Share TweetByron Buxton hit the game's first pitch for an inside-the-park home run and the Minnesota Twins beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 6-3 on Sunday in what may have been manager Robin Ventura's final game with Chicago.Share TweetMLB.com Oct 1White Sox manager Robin Ventura, whose contract ends at the conclusion of Sunday's season finale, once again declined comment on his future as the club's manager following Saturday's 6-0 loss to the Twins.Share Tweetnytimes.com Oct 1The Mariners traded him. The Twins released him. And even the Boston fans gave up on David Ortiz a couple of times after he struggled to start the spring or limped away before the year was over.Share TweetMinnesota manager Paul Molitor acknowledged he can't wait until the season is over. And that was before having to watch Carlos Rodon tie an AL record by striking out the first seven Twins and Tim Anderson flirt with the cycle for the White Sox.Share Tweet
Kintzler Picks Off Gore to Preserve Twins' 7-6 Victorynytimes.com Sep 29Minnesota Twins closer Brandon Kintzler was concentrating on Terrance Gore, the Kansas City Royals' pinch-runner, not Paulo Orlando, the hitter.Share Tweet
Twins rally in 9th for 1st road win against RoyalsAfter nine straight losses at Kauffman Stadium, the Twins rallied for three runs in the ninth off Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera to secure a 7-6 win in the series finale on Thursday night.Share Tweet
Sale to start season finale on SundayWhite Sox ace Chris Sale will make the start Sunday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field in the season finale against the Twins, as announced by manager Robin Ventura Thursday.Share TweetRobin Ventura's contract as manager of the White Sox ends Sunday with his team's last pitch against the Twins.Share TweetThe Royals rallied for three runs in the eighth -- fueled by an RBI double from Kendrys Morales and a two-run single from Alex Gordon -- to beat the Twins, 5-2, on Wednesday night, their fourth straight win. But the Royals were eliminated from postseaso…Share Tweet
Royals Top Twins 4-3 in 11 Innings on Burns' Sacrifice Flynytimes.com Sep 28Billy Burns entered as a pinch runner in the ninth, but ended it two innings later with his bat.Share Tweet
The Twins are about to hire a 33-year-old as their new presidentyahoo.com Sep 26When 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. As we’re learning now, it’s going to get muc…Share TweetWhen 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. As we’re learning now, it’s going to get muc…Share TweetMLB.com Sep 25Like the rest of Major League Baseball, Taijuan Walker competed with a heavy heart on Sunday, battling through a 4-3 win over the Twins just hours after learning that Marlins ace Jose Fernandez had died in a boating accident in Miami.Share Tweet
Cruz Homers Twice, Mariners Beat Twins 4-3nytimes.com Sep 25Nelson Cruz homered twice before leaving with left wrist soreness, Jesus Sucre homered for the first time in 14 months and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Sunday.Share Tweet
Sano, Duffey Lead Twins to 3-2 Win Over Marinersnytimes.com Sep 24Nelson 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.Share TweetMariners lefty James Paxton took matters into his own hands on Friday with a powerful seven-inning outing, and he got plenty of help from his offense as Seattle topped the Twins, 10-1, to stay in pursuit of an American League Wild Card.Share Tweet
Statcast of the Day: Buxton robs HR by leaps and astoundsMLB.com Sep 23Highlight-reel catches have become a common occurrence for Twins rookie center fielder Byron Buxton, but he made one of his best catches of the season to rob Seattle's Nelson Cruz of a potential three-run homer in the third inning on Friday night.Share Tweet
Verlander, Tigers Sweep Twins, Move Into AL Wild-Card Spotnytimes.com Sep 22Playing against the woeful Twins boosted the Detroit Tigers' playoff chances this season.Share Tweet
Kinsler aiming to be cleared for return FridayMLB.com Sep 22Most of the Tigers were still rolling into Target Field for Thursday's day-night doubleheader against the Twins when Ian Kinsler was working out on the rain-soaked outfield grass Thursday morning. The Tigers' second baseman had to ask a ground crew work…Share Tweet
Twins, Tigers Rained Out; Plan Doubleheader on Thursdaynytimes.com Sep 22The Detroit Tigers gained ground in the American League wild card race on Wednesday night, even though they were rained out in Minnesota.Share Tweet
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