Minnesota Twins

Pitcher Santana surprises with 3-run double
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With a .118 average and three RBIs in his career, it was a bit of a shock to see Twins starter Ervin Santana come through with a three-run double to help his own cause in Friday’s 4-0 win over the Giants.

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Santana spins shutout, helps own cause
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Ervin Santana proved to be as impressive at the plate as he was on the mound Friday night, supplementing his Majors-best third shutout of the season with a bases-loaded double to lead the Minnesota Twins past the San Francisco Giants, 4-0.

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Berrios brings solid command to clash with SF
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Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija has been on a roll over his last seven starts, striking out 59 batters while issuing just one walk, and will look to keep it going in the second game of the three-game series against the Twins and right-hander Jose Berrios on Saturday afternoon.

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Santana set for first career start vs. Giants
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Matt Moore will get the ball on Friday when the Giants return home to take on Ervin Santana and the Twins in a three-game set.

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Heston excited for opportunity with Twins
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Designated for assignment by the Mariners two weeks ago, Chris Heston has found himself back at Safeco Field.

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Twins poised to make Draft splash at No. 1
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The Twins, under the new leadership of chief baseball officer Derek Falvey, have a chance to add impact talent to their organization with the No. 1 overall pick and three of the first 37 selections in the Draft.

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Gibson on a roll after 'reset' in Minors
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As Twins manager Paul Molitor walked into the clubhouse following Minnesota’s 2-1 win over the Mariners on Thursday night, he made eye contact with starter Kyle Gibson, lifted both of his fists in the air and simultaneously flexed his biceps.

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Castro, Gibson lead way as Twins edge M's
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Kyle Gibson won his second straight start with six innings of one-run ball as the Twins topped the Mariners, 2-1, on Thursday to snap Seattle’s five-game win streak at Safeco Field.

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Gibson aims to keep trend in positive direction
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A pair of right-handers coming off wins face off Thursday as Christian Bergman of the Mariners matches up against the Twins’ Kyle Gibson in the final game of a three-game series at Safeco Field in Seattle.

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Twins' Santiago on DL with shoulder soreness
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The Twins placed left-handed starter Hector Santiago on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with left-shoulder soreness and claimed right-handed pitcher Chris Heston, adding him to the 25-man roster. The Twins also placed shortstop Jorge Polanco on the bereavement list and recalled first baseman Kennys Vargas from Triple-A Rochester.

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Sano homers, but Twins can't hold off Seattle
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Mike Zunino crushed a pair of home runs — including a two-run walk-off with two out in the ninth — as the red-hot Mariners pulled out a 6-5 victory over the Twins on Wednesday night at Safeco Field.

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Kintzler's blown save adds to bullpen woes
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Brandon Kintzler had not been a problem for the Twins’ woeful bullpen, which sports a Major League worst 5.28 ERA. But it was Kintzler who was stamped with the loss and the blown save, his third of the season, in the Twins’ 6-5 loss to the Mariners.

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