Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and two RBI, and the Kansas City Royals picked up where their bats left off the night before while beating the tumbling Minnesota Tw
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Lineup: Twins (11-33) vs. Royals (23-21)
- 1. Eduardo Nunez, 2B (R)
- 2. Joe Mauer, 1B (L)
- 3. Miguel Sano, DH (R)
- 4. Trevor Plouffe, 3B (R)
- 5. Robbie Grossman, LF (S)
- 6. Oswaldo Arcia, RF (L)
- 7. Eduardo Escobar, SS (S)
- 8. Juan Centeno, C (L)
- 9. Danny Santana, CF (S)
- SP: Ervin Santana, RHP Daily notes
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph and his wife are expecting twins in October.
Radke to rep Twins at draft
Former Twins pitcher Brad Radke will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Radke spent his entire 12-year MLB career with Minnesota and was named to the AL All-Star team in 1998.
Brian Dozier was not in the starting lineup Monday, and Twins manager Paul Molitor may sit his slumping second baseman again.
Salvador Perez had a career-high five hits, including a double, a triple and an RBI, to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 10-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
Twins stay near bottom of power rankings
While their offense looked somewhat promising on paper before the season, the Twins have only scored seven or more runs three times this year. Week 7 Power Rankings
Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning and Marcus Stroman bounced back from his worst major league start to lead the Blue Jays over the Twins 3-1 Sunday.
Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins will take a week off from throwing in his rehab to return from a left shoulder strain.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
Some prominent hitters are slumping badly in May. The list includes Josh Donaldson (a .194 BA this month), Joe Mauer (.190), Prince Fielder (.188), Carlos Gonzalez (.183), Joey Votto and Matt Kemp (.169), Mark Teixeira (.154) and Curtis Granderson (.143). And Giancarlo Stanton looks lost, with a .156 batting average and 28 strikeouts in 64 ABs this month. Paging Barry Bonds ...
Eric Longenhagen takes a comprehensive look at each AL Central organization's strengths/weaknesses heading into the 2016 draft and possible draft fits.
Eduardo Nunez homered to cap a five-run rally in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins suddenly broke loose to beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Saturday.
Josh Donaldson ejected vs. Twins
This is the second ejection for Donaldson this month (May 15 brawl vs. Texas being the other). He had one career ejection before this season. Follow live
Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run to break open the game in the sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays slugged their way to a 9-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Twins office continues to back Molitor
Minnesota owns the worst record in the AL entering Friday. GM Terry Ryan expressed support for manager Paul Molitor despite the early-season struggles. “He's got a grasp of what exactly is going on; he's living it,” Ryan said of Molitor. “Unfortunately for him, he's the one that's got to answer to it every day, before the game and after, and he has not lost his way. I've asked him to continue on with what he believes in, and I'm sure that he will.” Pioneer Press
Twins manager Paul Molitor says he signed up to win games, something the team hasn't done much of this year. Would he walk away as a result?
Braves, Twins are historically bad
Both Minnesota and Atlanta lost on Thursday to drop to 10-30 on the season. The last time two teams lost at least 30 of their first 40 games in the same season was 1904 (Senators: 7-33 / Phillies: 9-31), per Elias Sports Bureau.
Troy Tulowitzki drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the 11th inning Thursday, and the Toronto Blue Jays stopped a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Eddie Rosario has been optioned to Triple-A Rochester by the Twins, and general manager Terry Ryan said that growing pains simply won't be accepted without ownership.
Johnny Cueto and the Giants are hot, Adam Wainwright is "dangerous" and the Twins and Braves are both on a 44-win pace this season.
Twins eyeing high school power arm
Keith Law's opening projections for the MLB draft have the Twins taking Matt Manning from Sacramento's Sheldon High School. Minnesota is looking for a power arm and has seen a lot of Manning, Law writes. Keith Law's mock draft 1.0 (Insider)
Justin Verlander struck out 10 batters, including the 2,000th of his career, to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Wednesday.
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