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2016 Schedule
11-34, 5th in AL Cent
9h

Perez, surging Royals take down Twins 7-4

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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Perez deposits a two-run home run to center (0:30)

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

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Kyle Rudolph's unique way of announcing wife is pregnant (0:56)

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.

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Perez goes 5-for-5 in Royals' win (0:52)
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Perez has 5 hits as Royals beat Twins 10-4

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

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 ...

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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

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Bautista, Blue Jays hammer Twins 9-3

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.

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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

USA Today Sports

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.

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Rosario optioned; Twins put youngsters on notice

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.

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6dDavid Schoenfield

Three things we learned Wednesday

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)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs16028th
Batting Average.23326th
On Base Percentage.29925th
Slugging Percentage.36827th
Earned Run Average5.0729th
Quality Starts17Tied-26th
WHIP1.4628th
BAA.28430th

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