9/24/2016 | Walker, Santiago face off in Twins' last home game
With the Mariners still alive in the chase for an American League Wild Card spot, they'll turn to right-hander Taijuan Walker in the final game of a three-game series against the Twins on Sunday in the season finale at Target Field. Walker, who will start opposite lefty Hector Santiago, is looking to replicate his only previous outing at Target Field, when he threw a complete game and allowed just one hit -- a solo homer -- with one walk and 11 strikeouts on July 31 of last season.
9/24/2016 | Defensive whiz Buxton also impresses with bat
While Byron Buxton has continued to prove himself to be an elite defender in center field, as evidenced by his leaping catch to rob Nelson Cruz of a potential three-run homer on Friday, it's Buxton's offense this month that has the Twins excited about his future.
9/23/2016 | Paxton sharp as Mariners erupt to keep pace
Mariners lefty James Paxton took matters into his own hands on Friday with a powerful seven-inning outing, and he got plenty of help from his offense as Seattle topped the Twins, 10-1, to stay in pursuit of an American League Wild Card.
9/23/2016 | Mariners turn to rookie Miranda in Wild race
Rookie left-hander Ariel Miranda will make a critical start for the Mariners on Saturday against the Twins, who will turn to righty Tyler Duffey in the second game of the final 2016 series at Target Field.
9/23/2016 | Statcast of the Day: Buxton robs HR by leaps and astounds
Highlight-reel catches have become a common occurrence for Twins rookie center fielder Byron Buxton, but he made one of his best catches of the season to rob Seattle's Nelson Cruz of a potential three-run homer in the third inning on Friday night.
9/23/2016 | Kepler, Twins relieved day after neck injury
The Twins received good news on rookie outfielder Max Kepler, who suffered a mild neck strain in Thursday's game against the Tigers but could return to the lineup as early as Saturday.
9/23/2016 | Start of Mariners-Twins delayed by rain
The Twins and Mariners opened Friday night's game (7:10 CT) in a rain delay, but were aiming for a 7:45 start.
9/22/2016 | Kepler listed as day to day with neck strain
Twins rookie right fielder Max Kepler left Thursday night's 4-2 loss to the Tigers in the eighth inning with a mild neck strain. He's day to day and will be evaluated further on Friday.
9/22/2016 | Tigers take over 2nd Wild Card with DH sweep
The Tigers rolled into Target Field on Thursday morning for a long day of work. They left town with an American League Wild Card spot in their grasp. Justin Verlander's six innings of work and Erick Aybar's two RBIs helped Detroit to a doubleheader sweep, capped by a 4-2 win in the nightcap.
9/22/2016 | J-Up's HR spurs Tigers to G1 win over Twins
Justin Upton's seventh-inning solo homer broke a low-scoring battle Thursday afternoon at Target Field before Victor Martinez's pinch-hit three-run homer in the ninth sent the Tigers on their way to a 9-2 win over the Twins to begin a day-night doubleheader.
9/22/2016 | Dozier hits historic 42nd HR, but streak ends
Brian Dozier made history in the Twins' 9-2 loss to the Tigers on Thursday afternoon in Game 1 of a split doubleheader, as he connected on his 42nd homer of the year and his 40th while playing second base, which set an American League record for homers hit by a second baseman.
9/22/2016 | May diagnosed with stress fracture in back
After visiting back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins in Southern California on Monday, Twins reliever Trevor May was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back.
9/22/2016 | Anibal, Tigers face Dean, Twins in Game 1
After Wednesday's game was postponed due to rain, the Tigers have the chance to make up some serious ground in the chase for an American League Wild Card spot with a split doubleheader against the Twins on Thursday at Target Field. Detroit is tied with Houston and trails Baltimore by one game for the second Wild Card spot.
9/21/2016 | Tigers-Twins rained out; split twin bill Thursday
After a rain delay of nearly two hours Wednesday at Target Field, the Twins' game against the Tigers was postponed due to rain. It'll be made up as part of a split doubleheader Thursday, with the first game at 1 p.m. CT and the second game at 7 p.m. CT.
9/21/2016 | Sano hopes to rejoin Twins' lineup Thursday
Twins third baseman Miguel Sano, who has been out since Sept. 13 with lower back soreness, reported some stiffness Wednesday after participating in baseball activities for the first time Tuesday.
9/21/2016 | Molitor likes challenge of managing
Paul Molitor is a member of an elite group, one of just 217 players who have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. And he's still a member of a much smaller subset of that group: Hall of Famers who have managed a Major League team. There have been 63 of them, but most achieved this feat in the era before World War II.
9/20/2016 | Buxton hits top speed to make diving grab
With Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias at the plate with a runner on and nobody out in the seventh, the Twins shaded center fielder Byron Buxton to right-center.
9/20/2016 | Twins' Rosario done for season with thumb fracture
After receiving further testing on Monday, Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario was diagnosed with a fractured left thumb and will miss the rest of the season, manager Paul Molitor said on Tuesday.
9/20/2016 | Tigers turn to Farmer in midst of postseason chase
The Tigers saw their American League Central hopes take a hit last week, as they split a four-game series with the Twins before losing two out of three to the first-place Indians. But they're still very much alive in the AL Wild Card chase and will turn to right-hander Buck Farmer for his first start of the season in the second game of a three-game set against Minnesota on Tuesday.
9/20/2016 | Clawing back: Tigers top Twins, close WC gap
With an American League postseason spot still in sight, the Tigers got their series against the last-place Twins off to a strong start with an 8-1 win on Tuesday night at Target Field.
9/19/2016 | Dawson impressed by Hall of Fame Tour
The Baseball Hall of Fame is a national treasure, and the museum is a must-see for baseball fans, but its location in Cooperstown, N.Y., isn't easy to get to for many.
9/18/2016 | With Twins' struggles, Dozier can't enjoy career year
Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is having the offensive season of a lifetime. His fifth-inning single in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Mets at Citi Field extended his hitting streak to 22 games in a row.
9/18/2016 | Mets atop Wild Card standings after sweep
With each passing day, the Mets' flirtation with postseason baseball becomes increasingly serious. As the Giants and Cardinals slugged things out amongst themselves this weekend in San Francisco, the Mets quietly took care of their own business at home, capping a three-game sweep of the Twins on Sunday with a 3-2 victory.
9/18/2016 | Rosario may have hairline fracture in thumb
Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario was out of the lineup for Sunday's finale of the three-game series against the Mets at Citi Field because of a possible hairline fracture in his left thumb.
9/18/2016 | Tigers to bank on Boyd when WC chase hits Minnesota
As the Tigers continue their quest to play postseason baseball, they get a day off to lick their wounds from the weekend series loss in Cleveland. They know better than to think they get a break when they return to action Tuesday night at Minnesota with their sights set on an American League postseason berth.
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