Twins
  • Blackburn helps Twins top Royals 4-2

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nick Blackburn shook off a slow start and pitched five effective innings, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Wednesday night. Justin Morneau hit a go-ahead, …

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    07 Jun 12
  • Twins focused on pitching in early rounds of draft

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have been collecting college pitchers in the early rounds of the amateur draft. The Twins had seven of the first 130 picks, and they took five pitchers. In the …

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    06 Jun 12
  • Mauer out of lineup again with bruised thumb

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Twins catcher Joe Mauer was out of the starting lineup for the second straight game against the Royals with a bruised right thumb. Mauer hurt the thumb on a swing …

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    06 Jun 12
  • Chen outduels Liriano as Royals beat Twins 1-0

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bruce Chen outdueled Francisco Liriano to make a lone run scored in the second inning stand up Tuesday night, giving the Kansas City Royals a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota …

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    06 Jun 12
  • Twins put RHP Pavano on DL with shoulder strain

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have placed Carl Pavano on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain and reinstated right-hander Nick Blackburn to start later this week. Manager Ron Gardenhire …

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    05 Jun 12
  • Morneau powers Twins to 10-7 win over Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Justin Morneau and Josh Willingham each hit two-run homers, Trevor Plouffe also went deep and the Minnesota Twins held off the Kansas City Royals 10-7 on Monday night. Cole De …

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    05 Jun 12
  • Twins prepare to enter critical draft

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Terry Ryan says he doesn’t want to hear about this year’s baseball draft class being weaker than recent seasons. With the second overall pick, and three selections in the top 42 choices, …

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    04 Jun 12
  • Diamond, Twins top Indians 5-3 to win series

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Scott Diamond allowed three unearned runs over seven innings as the surging Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Sunday. Joe Mauer’s first-inning RBI single off Justin Masterson (2-5) put Minnesota ahead …

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    04 Jun 12