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Twins acknowledge making mistake on replay challenge The Twins didn't challenge a foul ball call when C.J. Cron was batting during Saturday night's game against the Rangers. Here's how the mistake was explained.
Listen: Twins still have issues, but 5-1 road trip sets them up to win On the latest Twins Insider podcast, Michael Rand and Phil Miller discuss: The much-maligned bullpen saved the day over the weekend. How worried should we be about Jose Berrios? The Twins prove again that they will crush bad pitching. How likely is a Brusdar Graterol call-up?
Monday Morning Minnesota: Don’t let bad hitters hit edition Well I was reading a fangraphs piece on just how friggin' bad the Tigers are and I noticed something very interesting. Look at the first graph here, as I'm not sure I'm allowed to embed it. The Twins have given the lowest amount of plate appearances to hitters with a wRC+ lower than 100, and it isn't even close.
The Summer Score - Updated for August 19, 2019 It is time to update The Summer Score. For an explanation of The Summer Score, click HERE. We are now in Aug. So this month, each day a team is in a playoff position is worth THREE POINTS on their Summer Score. The Twins, Astros, Yankees, Indians and Rays are from the American League.
How Miguel Sano Turned His Season Around Sano’s low point involved a frustrating pitch selection and inexplicable inability to make contact with fastballs. He would swing through low 90s center-cut fastballs or flail at a breaking ball that bounced in the left-handed batter’s box. To…
Perez: I'm in right spot now Twins lefthander Martin Perez says two good outings on the road trip show that "I'm in the right spot now," and his midseason slump may be behind him.
Sunday's Twins-Texas game recap His bases-loaded triple - the third bases-loaded triple in his career and his team-leading sixth triple of the season - broke a tie in the eighth inning. 1 Four-game sweep in Texas in Twins history. 11 Marwin Gonzalez hits in his previous 15 at-bats until a flyout, two groundouts and a walk in his final four at-bats.
Twins-White Sox series preview They are 36-26 at Target Field but have lost five of their past six home games…. The Twins have hit 110 home runs at Target Field, just three short of their stadium record of 110, set in 2017…. They are 7-3 against the White Sox this year and swept three games in Minneapolis in May.
Poll: Who Will Be The AL's Wild Card Teams? The Twins hold a 2.5-game lead over the Indians in the AL Central after today's action, and in addition to fighting for the division crown, both clubs are desperately trying to avoid facing even more competition in the AL wild card hunt.
For Twins, that's the last of the Texas heat The Rangers will open air-conditioned, retractable-roofed Globe Life Field across the street next March, and the Twins won't miss fighting the hot-and-humid conditions in this 25-year-old park.
Jorge Polanco's bases-clearing triple sparks Twins over Rangers to sweep series So how different did it feel in the clubhouse on Sunday, after the Twins completed their first-ever four-game sweep in Texas, after a 5-1 road trip that restored their AL Central lead to 2½ games, after a 6-3 victory over the Rangers in 99-degree heat?
Week in Review: Back on Top Weekly Snapshot: Mon, 8/12 through Sun, 8/18. Record Last Week: 5-1. Run Differential Last Week: +17. Standing: 1st Place in AL Central. Willians Watch: ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL.
Minnesota Twins complete 4-game sweep with 6-3 win over Texas Rangers Jorge Polanco cleared the bases with a tiebreaking triple in the eighth inning, lifting the Twins to their first-ever four-game sweep of the Rangers with a 6-3 victory Sunday. By finishing its first four-game sweep since the end of last season, Minnesota maintained a 2½-game lead over the Indians in the AL Central.
Minnesota Twins postgame report: Twins complete sweep over Texas Rangers With their 6-3 win over the Texas Rangers, the Twins completed a four-game sweep over Texas for the first time in franchise history and wrapped up their six-game road trip with a record of 5-1. The win was a big one for the Twins, who continue to fight with the Cleveland Indians for the lead in the American League Central.
Jorge Polanco's bases-clearing triple lifts Twins over Rangers ARLINGTON, Texas - Jorge Polanco patiently looked at three pitches out of Emmanuel Clase's hand - all around 99 miles per hour. The fourth time, he swung. And connected. Polanco sent a 99 mph pitch into the outfield, clearing the bases.
Polanco, Twins Top Rangers 6-3 For 1st 4-Game Sweep Of Texas ARLINGTON, Texas - Jorge Polanco cleared the bases with a tiebreaking triple in the eighth inning, helping the Minnesota Twins to their first-ever four-game sweep of Texas with a 6-3 victory over the Rangers on Sunday.
Twins 6, Rangers 3: The sweep sights & sounds of summer Minnesota's bullpen cracked first when Sam Dyson gave up a seventh-inning game-tying solo dinger to Shin-Soo Choo, but Texas followed suit the following half-inning, as Jorge Polanco said "pfui" to the Twins' bases-loaded hitting woes by sending a two-out Emmanuel Clase cutter into the right-center gap for a three-run triple.
Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Chicago White Sox - 8/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction.
Twins Game Recap : Polanco Leads Twins Over Lynn in Texas I really thought we had a good chance to dominate the Rangers who were "pie in the sky" dreamers at the deadline. They could have landed a couple of very good prospects from the Twins had they been willing to let Minor come to the Twins. Their plan to get back in the playoff race by taking out the Twins backfired.
Twins leave Texas with sweep of Rangers and slight cushion in AL Central The Twins are 6-2 in their last eight games.
Twins' Jonathan Schoop fondly recalls LLWS memories ARLINGTON, Texas - Jonathan Schoop has clear memories of his time in Williamsport, Pa. How couldn't he? That's where, he said, his career was launched. Schoop is the only member of the Twins who played in the Little League World Series. And he did it twice, winning the championship with Curacao in 2004.
Game 124: Twins at Rangers Minny goes for the four-game sweep!
Minnesota Twins: Why the Twins should take a flier on Billy Hamilton The Minnesota Twins should consider bringing in the veteran, who's defense and speed would be a huge boost to the lineup until Byron Buxton returns. The Mi…
Minnesota Twins: What's next for Brusdar Graterol & Jorge Acala? Graterol made the long-awaited jump to Triple-A, with Alcala joining him. What does this mean for the Minnesota Twins the rest of the way? Brusdar Graterol…
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