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9/28/2016 | Molitor happy front office hire is close

The Twins have yet to officially name Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey as their new head of baseball operations, but manager Paul Molitor said he's excited about the prospect of having a hire made early in the offseason.


9/28/2016 | Royals beat Twins but Wild Card hopes end

The Royals rallied for three runs in the eighth -- fueled by an RBI double from Kendrys Morales and a two-run single from Alex Gordon -- to beat the Twins, 5-2, on Wednesday night, their fourth straight win. But the Royals were eliminated from postseason contention as Baltimore beat Toronto.


9/28/2016 | Duffy, Royals go for series sweep of Twins

Royals left-hander Danny Duffy (12-3, 3.43 ERA) has been on an impressive run since moving back to the rotation in mid-May, and will make his final start of the year in the series finale on Thursday against the Twins.


9/27/2016 | Twins' Santana to conclude great year vs. KC

Minnesota's Ervin Santana will take the mound one more time against his former team in his 30th outing of the year. Kansas City will turn to veteran lefty Jason Vargas, who will be making his third start of the season after returning from Tommy John surgery.


9/27/2016 | Mauer still bothered by injury but aims to play

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is set to start in each of Minnesota's final six games against the non-contending Royals and White Sox, while first baseman Joe Mauer said he's not ready to shut it down despite dealing with a strained right quad.


9/26/2016 | Twins reportedly find their man in Tribe's Falvey

Indians assistant general manager Derek Falvey is emerging as the front-runner to become the Twins' president of baseball operations, according to multiple reports. Neither team has confirmed the reports.


9/25/2016 | Mariners keep pace in WC race, beat Twins

Time may be running out on the Mariners playoff chances, but they kept hope alive with a 4-3 victory over the Twins on Sunday behind a trio of home runs by Nelson Cruz and Jesus Sucre at Target Field.


9/25/2016 | Umpire Layne leaves game with concussion-like symptoms

The first inning of the Twins' game against the Mariners was delayed after home-plate umpire Jerry Layne was hit in the facemask and left shoulder by a foul tip from Robinson Cano.


9/25/2016 | Twins mourn passing of Fernandez

When Twins second baseman Brian Dozier woke up Sunday morning, he immediately checked Twitter and saw the breaking news that 24-year-old Marlins ace Jose Fernandez had tragically died in a boating accident. "I had to read it over and over to make sure I was reading it right," said a somber Dozier.


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.




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