Minnesota Twins

Twins are in! Turnaround nets 2nd AL Wild Card
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It took a loss from the Angels to make it official, but the Twins made history Wednesday night, becoming the first team in Major League history to go from losing 100 or more games to making the postseason the following season.

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Berrios maturing into Twins' second ace
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The word potential has saddled Jose Berrios for years now. But after taking his lumps in 2016, the Puerto Rican righty is slowly harnessing his Twitter-famous arsenal to become the ace the Twins need.

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Gibson to start on pitch count vs. Tigers
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The Twins already clinched their spot in Tuesday’s American League Wild Card Game, and they’ll use the final weekend of the regular season to keep their players fresh heading into the postseason. The Tigers come to Target Field for a three-game series that begins on Friday, with Minnesota right-hander Kyle Gibson starting against Detroit left-hander […]

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Twins' 9th-inning rally not enough vs. Tribe
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Thanks to a dominant outing from right-hander Carlos Carrasco and three home runs from the offense, the Indians reached 100 wins on the season, defeating the Twins, 5-2, in Thursday’s series finale at Progressive Field.

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Postseason berth twice as nice for Twins
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The Minnesota Twins — more than any other October entrant — are the team that inspires us to sit at the bar, put bread in their jar and say, “Man, what are you doing here?”

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Twins ride depth to AL Wild Card spot
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In Spring Training, Derek Falvey had two goals for September. One was that his team would not be a pushover for contenders, as it was in 2016, and the other was that manager Paul Molitor would tighten up the fielding and baserunning.

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Twins plotting course after clinching Wild Card
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With the Twins having clinched their spot in Tuesday’s American League Wild Card Game, manager Paul Molitor is plotting out how he’ll use his roster in the final weekend of the season while also discussing with the front office what his postseason roster will look like.

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Lupica: Twins in it to win it, like old times
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Whatever happens next week, attention must be paid to what the Twins are still doing this week, which means trying to grind their way back into the postseason a year after losing 103 games.

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Sano tests left shin injury with 60 swings
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Twins third baseman Miguel Sano, who has been out since Aug. 19 with a stress reaction to his left shin, saw two specialists who confirmed the original diagnosis and cleared him to return to taking swings. Sano took 60 swings on Wednesday at Target Field, his first time hitting in roughly 10 days.

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Twins fall to Tribe, waiting on AL Wild Card bid
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Danny Salazar struck out nine over 4 2/3 innings and Yan Gomes hit a home run as the Indians defeated the Twins, who saw their magic number to clinch the second AL Wild Card remain at 1 — pending the outcome of Wednesday’s White Sox-Angels game. The Twins avoided a shutout as Jorge Polanco slugged […]

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Twins thrilling! Byron, Brian topple Tribe
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Byron Buxton set the club record for consecutive stolen bases without getting caught, made a five-star catch in center field and gave the Twins an insurance run with an RBI single in a crucial 8-6 win over the Indians on Tuesday night.

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Dozier lifts Twins one step closer to WC
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With the Twins trailing by two runs with one out in the eighth, Brian Dozier lifted a fly ball just over the right-field fence to help give the Twins a critical 8-6 win on Tuesday night at Progressive Field.

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