MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrés Giménez had an RBI single in the 11th inning and the Cleveland Guardians beat Minnesota 6-5 Tuesday night to move percentage points ahead of the Twins atop the AL Central Division.
SEATTLE (AP) — Ryan Jeffers hit an RBI single off the center-field wall to break a scoreless tie in the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins went on to beat the Seattle Mariners 5-0 on Wednesday.
TORONTO (AP) — Luis Arráez went 4 for 4 with a walk, Gary Sánchez and Trevor Larnach homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton has been a key part of the Minnesota Twins' early-season success, which ran to 13 wins in 16 games on Saturday afternoon with a 1-0 win against the Oakland Athletics.
BALTIMORE (AP) — At the end of another solid outing, Chris Paddack left some unfinished business for his bullpen to clean up.
Joe Smith immediately induced an inning-ending double play, and the Minnesota relievers kept right on rolling from there.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Correa broke out of a slump with three hits and three RBIs and the Minnesota Twins completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 7-1 victory on Thursday.
Gio Urshela, Trevor Larnach, and Gilbert Celestino all had two hits for the Twins, who have won seven straight and finished off a 6-0 homestand that also included a sweep of the White Sox.
Minnesota Twins (72-89, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (74-87, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Sunday, 3:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Charlie Barnes (0-3, 5.86 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 17 strikeouts) Royals: Jackson Kowar (0-5, 10.60 ERA, 2.17 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Griffin Jax and a trio of relievers combined on a three-hitter and the Minnesota Twins blanked Salvador Perez and the Kansas City Royals 4-0 Saturday night.
Perez was hitless in four at-bats for the second straight night as he tries to break the team record for home runs.
Minnesota Twins (71-89, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (74-86, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Griffin Jax (3-5, 6.78 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 62 strikeouts) Royals: Kris Bubic (6-6, 4.52 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 109 strikeouts)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Danny Jansen hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, George Springer also went deep and the Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 Sunday to maintain pressure in the AL wild-card race before heading to Toronto for their final homestand.
Toronto Blue Jays (86-69, fourth in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (69-86, fifth in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (7-2, 3.36 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 109 strikeouts) Twins: Griffin Jax (3-4, 6.75 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 60 strikeouts)
Minnesota Twins (65-85, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (67-83, fourth in the NL Central)
Chicago; Tuesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Griffin Jax (3-4, 6.65 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 54 strikeouts) Cubs: Alec Mills (6-6, 4.16 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 78 strikeouts)
Cleveland Indians (70-73, second in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (64-82, fifth in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 7:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Cal Quantrill (5-3, 3.04 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 106 strikeouts) Twins: Griffin Jax (3-3, 6.72 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 51 strikeouts)
Kansas City Royals (63-77, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (62-78, fifth in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Daniel Lynch (4-4, 5.25 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 40 strikeouts) Twins: Griffin Jax (3-3, 6.79 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 47 strikeouts)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dallas Keuchel was out of whack at the start with three walks in a two-run first inning.
The pitch that truly hurt the Chicago left-hander was the one he wanted to keep way out of the strike zone against Willians Astudillo, but Minnesota's energy man made him pay.
HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Griffin Jax is making the most of his opportunity to start in the majors, and highlighted his skills Thursday night by stifling one of baseball's toughest lineups.
The Minnesota Twins got a solid start from Jax, and Andrelton Simmons drove in two runs as they built a big lead early and held on for a 5-3 victory over the Houston Astros.