The players and managers Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy appeared to cause little controversy with their selections for the All-Star Game.
Power Rankings: Twins No. 13
A sweep of first-place Kansas City would have given the Twins a boost in the rankings this week, but a shaky bullpen forced Minnesota to settle for a four-game split. MLB Power Rankings
Dozier or Perkins will go to Cincy
Brian Dozier is deserving, but he may be left off the AL All-Star roster. If Dozier doesn't make it, Glen Perkins is a lock to represent the Twins in the bullpen. David Schoenfield
The Tigers ace has not looked anything like his old self through four starts. What's going wrong and what can he do moving forward?
The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.
Minnesota Twins starter Ervin Santana strikes out eight in his return from an 80-game drug suspension, but the Kansas City Royals rally for a walk-off win.
Royals spoil Santana's superb debut
Ervin Santana's return from an 80-game drug suspension went very well as he held Kansas City to 2 runs in 8 innings of work. But with Santana out of the game, the Royals' Eric Hosmer clubbed a walk-off double. Box score
Ervin Santana was all smiles as he spoke to the media Saturday following his 80-game suspension for steroid use.
Long-awaited debut set
Ervin Santana is about to make his return from an 80-game drug suspension for the Twins against the Royals. The 32-year old went 14-10 with the Braves last season. Follow live
Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night.
Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has been reinstated following an 80-game drug suspension and is scheduled to start Sunday against the Royals.
Lorenzo Cain had three hits and scored the winning run in the 10th inning as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
The Minnesota Twins have placed outfielder Shane Robinson on family emergency leave. Robinson traveled to Boston after his infant daughter underwent emergency surgery.
Grantland: Santana's plunge predictable
Given Danny Santana's poor production last season, Ben Lindbergh is only surprised by how quickly the Twins SS has further declined this season. MLB breakouts and breakdowns
Grantland: Santana's plunge predictable
Given Danny Santana's poor production last season, Ben Lindbergh is only surprised how quickly the Twins' SS has further declined this season. MLB breakouts and breakdowns
Gibson dominates Royals
Kyle Gibson was remarkable against the Royals, tossing 8 innings allowing four hits and four walks but no runs as the Twins toppled Kansas City 2-0. Box score
Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 2-0 Thursday night.
The Minnesota Twins have called up one of baseball's top power prospects in Miguel Sano. Nobody questions the power, but can he hit for enough average to stay in the lineup?
Who deserves a spot on the American League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.
Twins call up another top prospect
Double-A prospect 3B Miguel Sano will join the Twins for tonight's game vs. Kansas City. He ranks No. 5 on Keith Law's most recent top 10 prospect rankings. Sano sat out 2014 due to injury but hit .274 with 15 HRs in Chattanooga this season.
Who belongs on the All-Star team?
Brian Dozier is relatively unheralded, but trails only Miguel Cabrera in most home runs since the start of 2014 (39 to Cabrera's 40) and Keith Law believes he deserves an All-Star berth. Some belong, some don't (Insider)
The Minnesota Twins, in need of offense and facing a big series against the first-place Kansas City Royals, are calling up touted hitting prospect Miguel Sano.
Twins second baseman Brian Dozier deserves an All-Star bid, and it's amazing when you look at where he came from.
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