KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez went hitless on a night when every other Royals starter had at least one hit, and Kansas City beat the Minnesota Twins 11-6 Friday.
With the loss, the Twins were assured of finishing in last place in the AL Central after winning the division the last two years.
Minnesota Twins (71-88, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Kansas City Royals (73-86, fourth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: John Gant (5-10, 3.74 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 89 strikeouts) Royals: TBD
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)
Toronto Blue Jays (85-69, fourth in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (69-85, fifth in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Saturday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Robbie Ray (12-6, 2.72 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 238 strikeouts) Twins: John Gant (5-9, 3.76 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 88 strikeouts)
NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Twins starter John Gant lasted just 12 pitches against the New York Yankees on Monday, leaving after straining his lower abdomen.
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said after the Twins' 6-5, 10-inning loss that Gant will go on the injured list.
Minnesota Twins (61-77, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (68-68, second in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Wednesday, 6:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Joe Ryan (0-1, 5.40 ERA, .80 WHIP, 5 strikeouts) Indians: Triston McKenzie (4-5, 4.62 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 113 strikeouts)
CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the Twins' expectant fathers delivered.
Hours after manager Rocco Baldelli's wife gave birth, Brent Rooker homered as he awaits a call from home for an arriving baby and Minnesota beat Cleveland 3-0 on Tuesday night, spoiling Indians starter Aaron Civale's return from injury.
Minnesota Twins (60-77, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (68-67, second in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Tuesday, 6:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: John Gant (4-9, 3.98 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 81 strikeouts) Indians: Aaron Civale (10-2, 3.32 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 76 strikeouts)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Schwindel homered for the second straight game, Ian Happ added a towering homer into the third deck, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Manuel Rodríguez (3-2) earned the win for Chicago, working two scoreless innings in relief of starter Zach Davies.
NEW YORK (AP) — Leadoff hitter Luke Voit had a two-run double in New York’s four-run third inning and the surging Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 7-5 Thursday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals acquired left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ and cash from the Minnesota Twins for right-handed pitcher John Gant and a minor-leaguer on Friday, a deal finalized in the last hour before the trade deadline.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt had one thought when he saw Yadier Molina striding to home plate in the 10th inning: Game over.
Molina doubled home the winning run against All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to give St.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dylan Carlson homered and drove in four runs, Jake Woodford pitched 5 2/3 strong innings in his first start of the season, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Monday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Martínez ended a seven-start winless streak, Nolan Arenado broke a fifth-inning tie with a two-run homer, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 Tuesday night for their first consecutive wins in two weeks.
ATLANTA (AP) — Charlie Morton made a small tweak to his mechanics that produced a big change in how he drives the ball from the mound.
“I’ve been aware of some of the things that I’ve been doing poorly in my delivery," he said.
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves starter Charlie Morton lost his no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning when Paul Goldschmidt singled for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Morton hit Matt Carpenter with a pitch in the third inning Thursday night and also drilled Dylan Carlson in the fourth, the only baserunners he allowed before Goldschmidt ripped a full-count sinker, the 10th pitch of his at-bat.
CHICAGO (AP) — Joc Pederson homered for the third straight game, Sergio Alcántara and Ian Happ also went deep, and the Chicago Cubs used a five-run second inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Saturday night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jesse Winker hit a tiebreaking home run off Alex Reyes in the ninth inning for his second three-homer game this season, and the Cincinnati Reds completed their first four-game sweep of the St.
CHICAGO (AP) — Giovanny Gallegos came in to a sticky situation, with the St. Louis Cardinals clinging to a one-run lead and two on in the seventh inning. It quickly became a heated one.
Umpire Joe West ordered him to switch caps because there apparently was sunscreen on the bill.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer, his fourth in four games, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 Tuesday night.
Tommy Edman added three singles and drove in two runs for St.
St. Louis Cardinals (7-7) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7-7)
St. Louis Cardinals (2-2) vs. Miami Marlins (1-3)
Miami; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: John Gant (0-0, 0...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even John Gant cracked a smile.
Gant homered for his first major league hit and pitched one-run ball into the sixth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 on Tuesday night for their season-high seventh consecutive victory.