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5/20/2015 | Mauer picks good time for first homer of 2015

Joe Mauer picked an opportune time for his first homer of the year. Mauer, who hadn't homered since Aug. 17, connected on a go-ahead solo blast in the 13th inning to lift the Twins to a 4-3 win over the Pirates on Wednesday night. Mauer's homer off Pirates left-hander Antonio Bastardo broke a career-long homerless drought of 76 games and 286 at-bats.


5/20/2015 | Fien, Arcia ready to begin rehab assignments

Twins reliever Casey Fien threw a bullpen session at Target Field without any issues on Wednesday, and is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester.


5/20/2015 | Twins, White Sox start series in Chicago

After sweeping a four-game series against the White Sox at Target Field to open the month, the Twins head to Chicago for a three-game series against a club that has started to play better baseball after struggling early in the year.


5/19/2015 | Twins' offense strikes early against Liriano

It was a version of left-hander Francisco Liriano the Twins had seen plenty of times before. But this time, fortunately for Minnesota, it came in a Pirates uniform, as he struggled against his former team in an 8-5 win for the Twins. Liriano, who pitched with the Twins from 2005-2012, lasted just two innings, giving up seven runs on five hits and two walks.


5/19/2015 | Buxton hits grand slam in Chattanooga win

Byron Buxton hit his first grand slam in more than two years for Double-A Chattanooga Tuesday. Buxton's 2-for-5 night helped the Lookouts to a 10-3 win.


5/19/2015 | Santana begins throwing bullpen sessions

Right-hander Ervin Santana, who is serving an 80-game suspension for the use of a performance-enhancing substance, has started throwing bullpen sessions at the Twins' Spring Training complex in Fort Myers, Fla.


5/19/2015 | Twins activate Nunez from 15-day DL

The Twins officially activated utility man Eduardo Nunez from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, two days after they optioned designated hitter Kennys Vargas to Triple-A Rochester. The move to activate Nunez was announced on Sunday, but didn't become official until before Tuesday's game against the Pirates.


5/19/2015 | Twins' big second inning leads them past Bucs

The Twins used a six-run second inning to build up a big lead against former Minnesota starter Francisco Liriano and held on to beat the Pirates, 8-5, at PNC Park on Tuesday night.


5/19/2015 | Pirates, Twins finish two-game Interleague series

The Pirates' Jeff Locke and the Twins' Mike Pelfrey will be featured on Wednesday night at PNC Park in a duel of pitchers seeking rebound starts.


5/18/2015 | No place like home: Twins thriving at Target Field

After a Twins win at Target Field, veteran outfielder Torii Hunter addresses his teammates from the middle of the clubhouse, and then the fun really starts.


5/18/2015 | Cubs trio highlights Prospect Team of the Week

In his first month with the Cubs, Kris Bryant has done nothing but add to the belief that he'll become a superstar. Despite missing Chicago's first eight games in an apparent attempt to leverage his service time, he leads the team with 24 RBIs and 24 walks in 29 games while batting a cool .291/.426/.476.


5/17/2015 | Gibson can't go deep as bullpen implodes

The importance of having a pitcher get deep into the game was evident for the Twins on Sunday, as right-hander Kyle Gibson kept his team in the game, but lasted just five innings, which opened the door for the bullpen to implode in an 11-3 loss to the Rays at Target Field.


5/17/2015 | Twins option Vargas; Nunez to return Tuesday

The Twins optioned designated hitter Kennys Vargas to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, as they're set to activate utility man Eduardo Nunez from the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday's game against the Pirates.


5/17/2015 | Fien inching closer toward return to Twins

Twins reliever Casey Fien, on the 15-day disabled list since April 30 with a right shoulder strain, threw a 30-pitch bullpen session without any issues on Sunday.


5/17/2015 | Longo leads 19-hit barrage as Rays clobber Twins

Right-hander Chris Archer threw six strong innings and was backed by three RBIs each from Evan Longoria and James Loney to help the Rays to an 11-3 win over the Twins in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Target Field.


5/17/2015 | Liriano welcomes former club as Bucs host Twins

The Twins are set to see a familiar face when they head to Pittsburgh on Tuesday for the start of a two-game Interleague series at PNC Park. Francisco Liriano, who pitched for Minnesota from 2005-2012, is set to face his former team for the third time in his career. Ricky Nolasco starts for the Twins.


5/16/2015 | May's strong outing sets stage for late-inning win

Paul Molitor showed faith in Trevor May to pitch deeper into Saturday's game, and while the move initially did not work out, the Twins bounce back to claim a 6-4 win over the Rays on Saturday.


5/16/2015 | Twins turn to Gibson to finish home series vs. Rays

The Twins complete a three-game series against the Rays on Sunday behind Kyle Gibson. Chris Archer gets the start for the Rays at Target Field.


5/16/2015 | Escobar's four-hit day helps Twins beat Rays

Eduardo Escobar went 4-for-4, and added a key seventh-inning RBI single to help the Twins beat the Rays, 6-4, on Saturday at Target Field.


5/16/2015 | Twins activate Robinson, place Schafer on DL

The Twins activated outfielder Shane Robinson from the family emergency list after missing four games, and placed fellow outfielder Jordan Schafer on the 15-day DL with a right knee MCL sprain.


5/16/2015 | Minnesota's Sano among top performers in Minors Friday

Twins No. 2 prospect Miguel Sano has displayed considerable power throughout his time in the Minor Leagues. He did so twice Friday night, nine innings apart.


5/15/2015 | Dozier has blast celebrating winning birthday

It was a nice way for Brian Dozier to celebrate his 28th birthday. The second baseman hit a game-tying homer and came through with the go-ahead sacrifice fly to help lead the Twins to a 3-2 win over the Rays on Friday night.


5/15/2015 | Dozier's pair of RBIs help Twins sting Rays

Brian Dozier logged a pair of RBIs, including the go-ahead sacrifice fly in a two-run seventh that lifted the Twins to a 3-2 win over the Rays in the series opener on Friday night at Target Field. Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi logged six solid frames in the loss.


5/15/2015 | Gross excited to be Twins' Honorary Bat Girl

On Friday, Julie Gross was honored as the Twins' Honorary Bat Girl -- one of 30 women recognized by Major League Baseball -- before the series opener against the Rays at Target Field.


5/15/2015 | Nunez slated to take batting practice today

Twins utility man Eduardo Nunez, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia and right-hander Casey Fien are continuing to make progress with their injuries and could all return before the end of the month.




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