9/29/2014 | Twins players laud Gardy for his 13 years at helm
While the Twins struggled through four straight years with at least 90 losses, Ron Gardenhire never lost the support of the players in the clubhouse in his role as manager. Gardenhire was dismissed as manager on Monday after 13 years at the helm, but Twins players had nothing but positives to say about their former skipper.
9/29/2014 | Plouffe has arm surgery, will be ready for spring
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe underwent surgery on his fractured left forearm on Monday but will be ready for Spring Training next year, general manager Terry Ryan said. Plouffe sustained the injury on Wednesday, when he tried to tag A.J. Pollock as Pollock slid into third base on a stolen-base attempt, with Pollock's knee colliding into Plouffe's left forearm.
9/29/2014 | GM Ryan back with Twins; Gardy mulls future
Terry Ryan confirmed he'll be back as Twins general manager next season, but Ron Gardenhire's future with the organization still remains undecided after being offered an undisclosed job with the Twins despite being dismissed as manager on Monday.
9/29/2014 | Twins, Ryan open up managerial search
The Twins have lost at least 92 games in four straight seasons, but with a loaded farm system on the way and the emergence of several young players, general manager Terry Ryan believes it'll still be an attractive job. He said he'll look both inside and outside the organization for the 13th manager in Twins history.
9/29/2014 | New arrivals: Youngsters ready to lead Twins?
After Minnesota lost 90-plus games for the fourth straight year, the Twins are tasked with revamping the rotation yet again. But an influx of young stars should bring some excitement in 2015.
9/29/2014 | Rotation issues overshadow offensive breakout in 2014
The Twins had high hopes for 2014. Unfortunately, rotation issues led to a fourth straight year with at least 90 losses and a managerial change, as Ron Gardenhire will be replaced next season.
9/29/2014 | Gardenhire dismissed by Twins after 13 seasons
Ron Gardenhire, who managed the Twins to six American League Central championships in his 13 seasons with the team, was dismissed on Monday.
9/28/2014 | Ryan: Status of Twins' coaches to be determined
Twins general manager Terry Ryan remained noncommittal on the status of the Twins' coaching staff for next season, including pitching coach Rick Anderson, as he said that will be addressed once he meets with each coach individually after the season ends.
9/28/2014 | Win from Price will hand Tigers Central crown
With Detroit just one game ahead of the Royals atop the AL Central, Sunday's finale with Minnesota at Comerica Park will carry the intensity of a postseason game. Tigers co-ace David Price will take the mound hoping to seal up the division crown on the spot and avoid a potential one-game tiebreaker with the Royals on Monday in Detroit. Since the Tigers' magic number to clinch the division is one, a Detroit victory would eliminate the chance of a tiebreaker, as would a Royals loss.
9/27/2014 | Pesky Twins keep Tigers' celebration on hold
The Twins were spoilers yet again on Saturday night, as Ricky Nolasco threw six strong innings and was backed by a six-run fifth inning and a career-high six RBIs from Eduardo Escobar to hand the first-place Tigers a 12-3 loss at Comerica Park in the penultimate game of the regular season.
9/27/2014 | Twins set second opinion for Plouffe's arm fracture
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe will get a second opinion on his fractured left forearm on Monday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Plouffe, who sustained the injury on Wednesday as he tried to tag Arizona's A.J. Pollock on a slide into third base, saw Dr. Thomas Varecka in Minnesota on Thursday. Plouffe was told he won't need surgery and will need to wear a cast for six to eight weeks, but the Twins want to get a second opinion just in case.
9/27/2014 | Illness forces Pinto from Twins' penultimate game
Josmil Pinto's start behind the plate in Saturday's 12-3 Twins win over the Tigers was over before it began, as he was lifted from the game in the middle of the first inning due to illness.
9/26/2014 | Facing hometown club, Achter picks up first victory
Twins reliever A.J. Achter couldn't have scripted his first Major League win any better. Achter, who grew up in nearby Toledo, Ohio, and played at Michigan State, tossed two strong innings in relief against his hometown Tigers to get his first victory in front of roughly a dozen family members and friends Friday night at Comerica Park.
9/26/2014 | Elbow issue may limit Schafer to pinch-running role
Twins outfielder Jordan Schafer has been dealing with a nerve issue in his right elbow after hyperextending it and could be held out of the starting lineup for the rest of the season.
9/26/2014 | Tigers take one-game lead into crucial matchup
Leading the American League Central by one game over the Royals with two games to play, the Tigers send rookie left-hander Kyle Lobstein against Twins veteran right-hander Ricky Nolasco on Saturday at Comerica Park.
9/26/2014 | Twins pounce on Tigers early, cruise to blowout
The Twins played the role of spoiler to perfection Friday night, as the offense knocked out Rick Porcello in the fourth inning en route to handing the first-place Tigers an 11-4 loss in the third-to-last game of the season at Comerica Park.
9/25/2014 | Twins lose challenge on pickoff attempt
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire lost his challenge in the seventh inning of Thursday night's game against the Tigers.
9/25/2014 | May caps rookie year with quality effort
Trevor May, making his ninth career start, turned in six innings of three-run ball, but the offense couldn't rally for him in a 4-2 loss to the postseason-bound Tigers on Thursday night at Comerica Park.
9/25/2014 | Inching toward clincher, Tigers take on Twins
With a spot in the postseason in tow, the Tigers turn their attention to locking down the AL Central on Friday night against the Twins. Detroit's Rick Porcello and Minnesota's Anthony Swarzak square off at Comerica Park in the second meeting of a four-game set.
9/25/2014 | Mauer returns from one-game rest for elbow
After missing Wednesday's game with a right elbow contusion, Twins first baseman Joe Mauer returned to the lineup on Thursday in the series opener against the Tigers.
9/25/2014 | Plouffe may avoid surgery for forearm fracture
Trevor Plouffe met with a specialist Thursday who said no surgery would be needed for the third baseman's fractured left forearm, but Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Plouffe would get a second opinion to be certain.
9/25/2014 | Hughes turns down offer to pitch for bonus
After Phil Hughes fell one out short of earning a $500,000 bonus for reaching 210 innings on the season because of a rain delay Wednesday, the Twins offered him an opportunity to pitch in relief this weekend, but he declined, citing the health risks involved.
9/25/2014 | Twins rename spring home CenturyLink Sports Complex
The Twins have come to an agreement to rename their spring home from Lee County Sports Complex to CenturyLink Sports Complex as part of an ongoing partnership with their official communications provider.
9/24/2014 | Scherzer makes final tuneup for playoff-bound Tigers
As the Tigers enter the final series of the regular season seeking their fourth American League Central title in a row, they turn to one of their best, Max Scherzer, to help them get one step closer. The right-hander gets the ball Thursday opposite rookie righty Trevor May in the first of four games between the Tigers and Twins at Comerica Park.
9/24/2014 | No twin for this: Hughes breaks strikeout-to-walk record
The Twins' Phil Hughes set a Major League record for strikeout-to-walk ratio for a season in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the D-backs, passing Bret Saberhagen's mark with the 1994 Mets.
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