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8/19/2014 | House, Indians look to stay hot against Twins

The Tribe will send left-hander T.J. House to the mound on Wednesday against Minnesota. House's counterpart, Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco, intends to make sure no part of any late-season surge by Cleveland takes place on his watch.


8/19/2014 | Twins' five-run first inning goes for naught

The Twins scored five runs before they even registered an out in the first inning, but they couldn't hold on to the early lead in a 7-5 loss to the Indians on Tuesday night at Target Field.


8/18/2014 | Gardenhire ejected for arguing Mauer strikeout

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected by home-plate umpire Chris Segal for arguing about a strikeout in the first inning of Monday's game against the Royals.


8/18/2014 | Twins opt to end Buxton's Minor League season

Outfielder Byron Buxton, ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect by MLB.com, is expected to be held out of Minor League action for the rest of the season after suffering a concussion in an outfield collision Wednesday, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Monday.


8/18/2014 | Vargas making smooth transition from Double-A

Making the jump straight from Double-A to the Majors is never easy. But the Twins like the way Kennys Vargas has handled himself since being called up from Double-A New Britain on July 31.


8/18/2014 | Gardenhire cites advanced metrics in analyzing Dozier

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been called an old-school manager, but casually mentioned a site used for advanced statistics when referencing Brian Dozier's progress at the plate this season.


8/18/2014 | Prospect May's wildness resurfaces in home debut

Rookie Trevor May appeared to put his control issues behind him early in his second career start, but ultimately struggled again with walks in a three-run fifth inning in a 6-4 Twins loss to the Royals on Monday night at Target Field.


8/17/2014 | Vargas aims to keep Royals streaking vs. Twins

Jason Vargas and the Royals will look to secure their eighth straight series win in Monday's finale against Trevor May and the Twins at Target Field.


8/17/2014 | Suzuki gets back-to-back duty against Royals

With his familiarity with left-hander Tommy Milone from their time as teammates with the A's, Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki started behind the plate against the Royals on Sunday afternoon. Suzuki had previously caught Milone 15 times in his career, and Milone posted a 2.99 ERA in those starts.


8/17/2014 | Twins want Schafer to get more playing time

The Twins want to see what they have in outfielder Jordan Schafer, who was claimed off waivers from the Braves on Aug. 3, so manager Ron Gardenhire said he'll continue to keep penciling him in the lineup.


8/17/2014 | Twins, Milone foiled by Royals' seven-run inning

Joe Mauer, Kennys Vargas and Oswaldo Arcia drilled homers, but Tommy Milone labored in a seven-run second in his home debut for the Twins in a 12-6 loss to the Royals on Sunday.


8/16/2014 | Twins aiming for Santana to play at shortstop

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire had been trying to find the right time to start rookie Danny Santana at his natural position of shortstop, and finally started him there on Saturday night against the Royals.


8/16/2014 | Swarzak won't need DL stint for ankle sprain

Reliever Anthony Swarzak threw without any issues on Friday and Saturday, and said he's been cleared to make his return after sustaining a sprained right ankle on Tuesday.


8/16/2014 | Hughes pins down first-place Royals for 13th win

Phil Hughes logged 7 1/3 strong innings and was aided by Brian Dozier's go-ahead double in a big three-run seventh that sent the Twins to a 4-1 win over the Royals on Saturday night.


8/15/2014 | Royals lose challenge on safe call at third base

Royals manager Ned Yost contended that catcher Salvador Perez's snap throw to Mike Moustakas caught Trevor Plouffe off third base in the fourth inning of Friday night's 6-5 win at Target Field. However, the New York office ruled that umpire Chris Segal's safe call stands.


8/15/2014 | Pino optioned to clear roster spot for Nolasco

The Twins optioned right-hander Yohan Pino to Triple-A Rochester to make room for right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list to start Friday's game against the Royals.


8/15/2014 | Willingham makes big return to Target Field

Josh Willingham admitted it was strange heading to the visitor's clubhouse on Friday at Target Field, but the former Twins slugger is excited to be in a playoff race with the Royals.


8/15/2014 | Twins want to monitor Buxton in Fort Myers

Top prospect Byron Buxton, who sustained a concussion in an outfield collision on Wednesday, is scheduled to fly to Fort Myers, Fla., on Sunday, so the Twins can carefully monitor his progress.


8/15/2014 | Ventura looking to help Royals in playoff quest

Rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura and the first-place Royals eye their fourth straight win as they take on Phil Hughes and the Twins on Saturday at Target Field.


8/15/2014 | Nolasco, Twins burned by Royals' 5-run frame

Ricky Nolasco retired the last nine batters before exiting after six frames, but he labored in a pivotal five-run fourth as the Twins dropped a 6-5 decision to the Royals on Friday night.


8/14/2014 | Manfred to succeed Selig as next Commissioner

Rob Manfred was elected in a 30-0 vote Thursday to succeed Commissioner Bud Selig in January, becoming the 10th person to hold the industry's highest office.


8/14/2014 | Combo of vets, prospects set to fill out Twins' rotation

The Twins have three starting pitchers under contract for next season who were added as free agents -- right-handers Ricky Nolasco, Phil Hughes and Mike Pelfrey -- and several highly regarded prospects such as Alex Meyer, Trevor May and Jose Berrios.


8/13/2014 | Top prospect Buxton sustains concussion in collision

Center fielder Byron Buxton, baseball's top prospect, was hospitalized Wednesday night with a concussion after colliding with Double-A New Britain teammate Mike Kvasnicka in right-center field.


8/13/2014 | Swarzak in walking boot after spraining right ankle

Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak was in a walking boot Wednesday and his status will be re-evaluated on Friday after he sprained his right ankle in Tuesday's game against the Astros.


8/13/2014 | Nolasco set to return to action as Twins return home

Ricky Nolasco's first rehab outing went well enough that he'll be the Twins' starter on Friday night in the first of a four-game set against Danny Duffy and the Royals at Target Field.




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