Jung Ho-Kang hit a tiebreaking home run off the facing off the second deck in left center-field in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Tuesday night.
Pirates take control in the 8th
Gregory Polanco's bases-clearing double broke an 8th-inning tie at Target Field, giving Polanco 7 RBIs in his past 4 games. Neil Walker followed with an RBI single and Pittsburgh leads 7-3. Follow live
Escobar back at SS, batting ninth
The slumping Danny Santana has made shortstop a troublesome position for the Minnesota Twins. Eduardo Escobar will start at short and bat ninth on Tuesday against the Pirates.
Minnesota still deadline mystery
Will the Twins stand pat or make waves with a Justin Upton-type deal? Minnesota is a literal and figurative wild card at the deadline. Updated deadline preview (Insider)
Twins tumbling since All-Star break
Losers of six of their last nine, the Twins have yet to prove they're truly ready for prime time. They'll get a crack at the Pirates this week to show their first-half form wasn't a fluke. MLB Power Rankings
Slowly, hard-throwing Nathan Eovaldi is rounding into form for the Yankees. Here's a look at how he's doing so.
Rapid reaction from the New York Yankees' 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, giving the Yanks a series victory.
The Twins want to take it slow while Byron Buxton recovers after his thumb injury in June.
Nathan Eovaldi pitched impressively into the ninth inning, Chase Headley and Stephen Drew each homered, and the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Sunday for a series win.
Nathan Eovaldi improves to 10-2 in win
The Yanks RHP struck out five and walked one through 8 innings in the Yankees' 7-2 win over the Twins. Yanks 3B Chase Headley went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs as they took the series, their sixth straight series win. Box score
The Yankees slugger may not be near 762 HR yet, but he's nearing other notable marks, particularly those that pertain to three-homer games.
Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the Yankees over the Twins.
Final: Yankees 8, Twins 5
Alex Rodriguez was on fire, lifting 3 HRs over 1,300 feet, and John Ryan Murphy finished the New York rally with a 3-run HR in the 9th to give the Yankees their 5th win in 6 games. Box score
A-Rod goes deep for the second time
Alex Rodriguez's 62nd career multi-HR game has him tied with Hank Aaron for sixth most in the live ball era and one behind Willie Mays, and the Yankees trail the Twins 5-4 in the 7th. (via Elias) Follow live
Hunter extends Twins' lead over Yankees
For the second straight night, Torii Hunter hit a HR against New York, this time a 3-run shot in the 3rd to give Minnesota a 5-0 lead. The HR moves Hunter ahead of Kirby Puckett for 6th on the franchise's all-time homer list. Follow live
Twins get on board quickly against Yanks
For the second straight night, Minnesota put up 2 runs in the 1st against New York. This time, it was a 2-run HR from Aaron Hicks off CC Sabathia. Follow live
Torii Hunter speaks about tying former Twin Kirby Puckett on the career home run list.
Torii Hunter @tnutts48
It is a honor to be tied for 6th on the Twins all time home run list with Kirby Puckett, one of my mentors in this game. #bigbrother #misshim #RIPPuck
Phil Hughes pitched seven shutout innings against his former team and Miguel Sano hit one of Minnesota's four home runs in the Twins' 10-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night.
Familiar name gives Yankee hitters fits
Former Yankee Phil Hughes pitched seven shutout innings, and the Minnesota batters provided plenty of backup, as Torii Hunter tied Kirby Puckett for 6th most HRs in a Twins uniform (207).
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Ervin Santana pitched eight innings of four-hit ball against his former team, and the Minnesota Twins snapped both their four-game skid and the Angels' seven-game winning streak with a 3-0 victor
Ervin Santana tosses gem in Twins' win
The veteran righty struck out 7 with no walks and scattered 4 singles over 8 shutout innings. Glen Perkins worked a 1-2-3 9th inning to finish a 3-0 win vs. the Angels in Anaheim. Box score
On Base Percentage.30524th
Earned Run Average3.8817th
Twins vs Pirates
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