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Cutch comes up big in the field and at the plate, launching his 14th homer as the #Bucs sweep the Twins. #RaiseIt
Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and turned an RBI single into race around the bases while Minnesota made two errors in a five-run sixth inning, helping Francisco Liriano and the Pittaburgh Pirate
Pirates beat Twins, win third straight
Bucs CF Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs, including his 14th HR of the season, in the 10-4 win over the Twins, who have dropped four straight. The Pirates' bullpen threw 3 1/3 innings of shutout relief in Minnesota. Box score
Twins CF Hicks going up on a Tuesday
Aaron Hicks skies to make the leaping grab vs. the Pirates and earns a couple of style points.
Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe went on the paternity leave list following Tuesday night's 8-7 loss to the Pirates. Minnesota announced it was recalling shortstop Jorge Polanco from Triple-A.
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
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Earned Run Average3.9118th
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