Minnesota Twins

Buxton shows off wheels vs. Rays
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Twins center fielder Byron Buxton showcased his speed with a third-inning triple against the Rays, and later scored the tying run.

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Nolasco looking for continued success against Rays
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Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi hopes to keep things rolling in the same direction he’s been heading lately in the second game of the four-game series against the Twins on Friday at Target Field.

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Twins unleash 15-hit attack in win over Rays
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Eduardo Nunez’s leadoff inside-the-park homer was a sign of things to come for the Twins, as they pounded out a season-high 15 hits in a 6-4 win over the Rays on Thursday night at Target Field.

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Twins' bottom of order makes big contribution
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While Eduardo Nunez’s leadoff inside-the-park homer and Brian Dozier’s game-tying homer in the fifth were the most memorable plays on Thursday night, it was the bottom of the order that helped the Twins to a season-best 15 hits in a 6-4 win over the Rays at Target Field.

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Gibson scratched from start with back issue
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Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson was scratched from his scheduled start against the Rays on Thursday, as he’s been dealing with lower back stiffness and will remain on the 15-day disabled list.

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Nunez delivers inside-the-park HR for Twins
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After going homerless in their three-game sweep at the hands of the A’s, the Twins homered in a hurry against the Rays on Thursday night, and it came in an unconventional way.

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Bats unable get clutch hit without Sano
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On paper, it’s hard to be disappointed with a 3-3 split of a tough West Coast road trip given Minnesota’s record.

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Escobar's sac fly not enough for Dean, Twins
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Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 and Sean Manaea struck out a career-high eight batters as the A’s swept the Twins in a 5-1 win on Wednesday, extending their winning streak to five games.

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Gibson expected to come off DL, start vs. Rays
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Minnesota will begin a 10-game homestand in the opener of a four-game series against the Rays on Thursday night at Target Field. The Twins might as well make themselves comfortable while they’re at it: Minnesota will play 17 of its next 20 games at home.

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Mauer claims 1st AL POW award since 2009
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Joe Mauer’s recent power surge has earned the Twins first baseman American League Player of the Week honors.

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Grossman emerges as Twins' Mr. Reliable
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Robbie Grossman, one of the Twins’ newest additions, has provided pop from the heart of the order without sacrificing his average, and has quickly become one of the most reliable hitters.

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Prospect Kepler to get more regular playing time
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A day after center fielder Byron Buxton joined the Twins because of a hamstring injury to Danny Santana, fellow top outfield prospect Max Kepler was officially recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday with Miguel Sano placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

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