Twins willing to be patient with Buxton
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The learning process continues for Byron Buxton, but that's not why he remains in the Major Leagues despite his ongoing struggles at the plate. The answer involves all the other ways Buxton's athleticism helps the Twins on a daily basis. Hitting is just…Share Tweet
Brian Dozier was struggling to keep his average above .200 for the first two months of the season.Share Tweetnytimes.com Jun 26 (3 days ago)The Twins hit six homers as the Yankees finished an 11-game homestand against sub-.500 teams at 6-5.Share TweetTyler Duffey carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, supported by consecutive home runs off the bats of Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe and Max Kepler, leading the Twins to a 7-1 victory over the Yankees on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.Share Tweet
Twins club 3 straight homers in BronxMLB.com Jun 26 (3 days ago)The Twins briefly turned Yankee Stadium into a launchpad in the sixth inning of Sunday's series finale against the Yankees, with Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe and Max Kepler hitting back-to-back-to-back homers off right-hander Nathan Eovaldi.Share Tweet
Yanks pounce on error as arms baffle TwinsMLB.com Jun 25 (4 days ago)Though the Yankees struggled to cobble together offense against the Twins on Saturday afternoon, they came away with a 2-1 win at Yankee Stadium after Eduardo Escobar booted a grounder off the bat of Starlin Castro in the eighth inning, allowing Aaron H…Share Tweetnytimes.com Jun 25 (4 days ago)Starlin Castro drove home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning with a sharp one-hopper scored an error on shortstop Eduardo Escobar, and the New York Yankees edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Saturday with more dominant pitching from the back end of the…Share Tweetnytimes.com Jun 25 (4 days ago)The first baseman, who tore cartilage in his right knee earlier this month, returned from the disabled list, going 0 for 3 in the Yankees’ win.Share Tweet
Geltz optioned to make room in TB for ArciaMLB.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)The Rays were busy with their roster following Friday night's 6-3 loss to the Orioles. Steve Geltz was optioned to Triple-A Durham. Taking his place on the 25-man roster is outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, whom the Rays acquired from the Twins on Friday. The t…Share Tweet
Helped by 3 Errors, Yanks Beat Twins 5-3 to Get Back to .500nytimes.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for three innings of perfect relief for the second straight game, Rob Refsnyder hit a tiebreaking single and the New York Yankees took advantage of three errors to rally past the Minnesota Twin…Share Tweet
Rays acquire outfielder Arcia from TwinsMLB.com Jun 24 (5 days ago)The Rays acquired outfielder Oswaldo Arcia from the Twins for cash or a player to be named later on Friday afternoon.Share Tweet
Phils' 15-hit attack backs Eickhoff vs. TwinsA towering three-run homer in the eighth inning gave Freddy Galvis a career-high five RBIs, as the shortstop powered the Phillies to a 7-3 win over the Twins behind a solid Jerad Eickhoff in Thursday's series finale at Target Field, snapping a season-lo…Share Tweet
Veteran advice helps spark Galvis, Phils' batsBefore Tuesday's series opener against the Twins at Target Field, the Phillies' hitters gathered with Phillies hitting coach Steve Henderson to discuss the week's pitching matchups.Share Tweet
Plouffe day to day with mild right groin strainTwins third baseman Trevor Plouffe exited in the sixth inning of Minnesota's series finale against the Phillies on Thursday afternoon at Target Field after appearing to injure his right leg on a groundout to second base.Share Tweetyahoo.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)If Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins never did another thing to endear himself to the hometown fans, they'd still love him. How could they not? He's from Minnesota. He grew up a Twins fan and now he's represented them three times in the All-Star game.…Share Tweet
Perkins' tweet airs out injury frustration to fansTwins closer Glen Perkins just can't catch a break right now -- first learning he would require season-ending left shoulder surgery for a torn labrum, and now having to deal with angry messages from fans on Twitter frustrated with the left-hander's lack…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)A week ago, I wrote about the Philadelphia Phillies free-falling back to normal. At that point, on June 16, their June record was 4-10. Seven days later, their record is — you guessed it — 4-17. Those seven games haven't been against the most fearsome t…Share TweetMax Kepler was in danger of being the goat after his two-run fielding error keyed a three-run rally that gave the Phillies a lead in the fifth, but he was instead the hero of a 6-5 Twins victory on Wednesday night after driving in the tying run, the go-…Share Tweet
Suzuki Leads Twins' Surge With 6 RBIs in 14-10 Win vs Philsnytimes.com Jun 21Kurt Suzuki had the single, the double and the home run. The triple was 90 feet away after his drive down the left-field line landed in the corner, and his Minnesota Twins teammates were playfully waving him to third base.Share Tweet
Joe Mauer Fights to Stay Afloat Aboard a Sinking Twins Teamnytimes.com Jun 21The first baseman has rebounded since a concussion ended his catching career in 2013. Though some of his skills have diminished, he is still at the heart of the Twins’ lineup.Share Tweet
Nunez making most of opportunity as everyday playerMLB.com Jun 20When Twins manager Paul Molitor was serving as the club's first-base coach and infield coordinator in 2014, Eduardo Nunez confided in him that he had always dreamt of being an everyday player.Share Tweet
First-round Draft pick Kirilloff agrees to dealMLB.com Jun 20The Twins have agreed to terms with first-round Draft pick Alex Kirilloff, MLB.com's Jim Callis reported on Monday.Share Tweet
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