Cleveland Guardians (71-65, first in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (69-68, third in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Saturday, 7:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Triston McKenzie (9-11, 3.18 ERA, .97 WHIP, 154 strikeouts); Twins: Chris Archer (2-7, 4.47 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 83 strikeouts)
Minnesota Twins (68-64, second in the AL Central) vs. New York Yankees (80-54, first in the AL East)
New York; Monday, 1:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Chris Archer (2-7, 4.52 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 81 strikeouts); Yankees: Jameson Taillon (12-4, 3.97 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 117 strikeouts)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Gordon hit his first career grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs, Jake Cave and Gary Sánchez also homered, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 10-5 on Tuesday night.
Boston Red Sox (62-67, fifth in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (66-61, second in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Tuesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Kutter Crawford (3-5, 5.30 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 72 strikeouts); Twins: Chris Archer (2-7, 4.34 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 78 strikeouts)
Minnesota Twins (62-60, third in the AL Central) vs. Houston Astros (80-45, first in the AL West)
Houston; Thursday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Chris Archer (2-6, 4.02 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 76 strikeouts); Astros: Luis Garcia (10-8, 4.09 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 127 strikeouts)
Texas Rangers (53-66, third in the AL West) vs. Minnesota Twins (62-55, second in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Glenn Otto (5-8, 4.96 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 70 strikeouts); Twins: Chris Archer (2-6, 4.15 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 71 strikeouts)
Minnesota Twins (58-54, second in the AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Angels (50-64, fourth in the AL West)
Anaheim, California; Sunday, 4:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Chris Archer (2-5, 4.02 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 66 strikeouts); Angels: Tucker Davidson (1-3, 7.91 ERA, 2.02 WHIP, 11 strikeouts)
Toronto Blue Jays (59-48, second in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (57-50, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman (8-8, 3.06 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 132 strikeouts); Twins: Chris Archer (2-5, 4.05 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 62 strikeouts)
Detroit Tigers (41-63, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (54-48, first in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Tuesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Matt Manning (0-0); Twins: Chris Archer (2-5, 4.04 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 54 strikeouts)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rowdy Tellez hit a pair of three-run homers, Corbin Burnes won his fifth straight decision and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Wednesday to sweep a two-game series between Central Division leaders.
Minnesota Twins (52-45, first in the AL Central) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (54-44, first in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Wednesday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Chris Archer (2-4, 3.41 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 52 strikeouts); Brewers: Corbin Burnes (7-4, 2.20 ERA, .93 WHIP, 149 strikeouts)
CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed veteran right-hander Chris Archer on the 15-day injured list Tuesday because of left hip tightness.
Archer had been scheduled to start against the Chicago White Sox.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton and Ryan Jeffers homered in the fifth inning, sending Nestor Cortes to an early exit as the Minnesota Twins cruised to an 8-1 victory Wednesday night that stopped the New York Yankees’ winning streak at seven.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers acquired outfielder Austin Meadows in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.
Detroit sent infielder Isaac Paredes and a competitive balance round B pick in the 2022 amateur draft to Tampa Bay for Meadows, who hit .234 with 27 homers and a career-high 106 RBIs last season.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Chris Archer and the Minnesota Twins agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract on Monday, a potential boost for their rotation with a two-time All-Star who's coming off an injury-ruined season.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yandy Díaz hit one of Tampa Bay's franchise record-tying six homers and drove in four runs, Wander Franco extended his on-base streak to 34 games and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 11-4 on Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays placed designated hitter Nelson Cruz on the COVID-19 injured list on Sunday.
The move was announced about one hour before the Rays' 9-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox in a matchup of AL division leaders.
It was late in the 2015 season when Baltimore's Manny Machado smoked a pitch from Tampa Bay's Chris Archer into center field at Camden Yards...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yasiel Puig looked eager to take a big swing. And not with a bat, either.
An enraged Puig barreled into a bunch of Pirates during a bench-clearing fracas Sunday, and was among five ejections in Pittsburgh's 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Archer had success against the high-powered New York Yankees and more importantly felt great afterwards.
Archer allowed two hits and struck out four over three scoreless innings in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 6-5 loss on Sunday.
We've taken a lot of time to analyze the Pirates' trades for Chris Archer and Keone Kela. But we should also take a look at some of the trades other National League contenders made.
Here are five acquisitions nabbed by other clubs who could have a direct impact on the playoff chances for the Bucs.
At season's start, Jordy Mercer wasn't sure whether he would still be playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the first day of August.
In years past for a Pirates player with an expiring contract, the day after the nonwaiver trade deadline oftentimes involved going to a new team.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays didn't like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it's back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL East.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins and Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays have been selected Major League Baseball's Rookies of the Year.
Fernandez stood out in a deep National League class, and the pitcher received 26 of 30 first-place votes from a Baseball Writers' Association of America panel in results revealed Monday.