Twins center fielder Byron Buxton showcased his speed with a third-inning triple against the Rays, and later scored the tying run.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On paper, it’s hard to be disappointed with a 3-3 split of a tough West Coast road trip given Minnesota’s record.
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.
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.
Joe Mauer’s recent power surge has earned the Twins first baseman American League Player of the Week honors.
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.
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.