The Twins would lose a tiebreaker to the White Sox, based on an inferior intradivision record, but they would win both a head-to-head tiebreaker with the Indians and a three-way tiebreaker with the other two competitors. Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen (2-2) had four strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings, stranding runners on second and third in the third. Raisel Iglesias did the same in the eighth, and the Twins left 11 men on base.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:44 am
Mike Moustakas hit two home runs and Freddy Galvis drove in two runs as the Cincinnati Reds clinched their first postseason berth since 2013 with a 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night in Minneapolis. Shogo Akiyama went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for Cincinnati (30-28), which continued a blazing September with its 10th victory in the last 12 games.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:44 am
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton left Friday night’s game with the Cincinnati Reds after getting hit in the helmet by a Lucas Sims pitch leading off the bottom of the eighth inning. Buxton, who has a history of concussion problems, was hit by a 2-0 fastball clocked at 91.7 mph. He walked off the field under his own power and was replaced by Jake Cave in center field.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:39 am
Mike Moustakas homered twice, Freddy Galvis hit a solo shot and the Cincinnati Reds clinched their first playoff spot since 2013, beating the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins 7-2 Friday night. The Reds (30-28), who can finish as high as the fifth seed in the eight-team NL field, leaned hard on their bullpen and raised their record to two games above .500 for the first time since May 13, 2017. After Wade Miley wrapped up a scoreless ninth, Cincinnati players roared from the dugout and ran out for team-wide hugs on the mound.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:23 am
Freddy Galvis homers to right field. Tucker Barnhart pops out to third base to Ehire Adrianza. Shogo Akiyama doubles.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 3:57 am
The Cincinnati Reds clinched their first postseason berth in seven years thanks to their 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins Cincinnati has been building toward playoff contention dating back to the 2019 offseason when the front office acquired Sonny Gray from the New York Yankees. He anchored a rotation that turned into a formidable group with Luis Castillo and Anthony DeSclafani. Trevor Bauer was acquired in July 2019 as part of a three-team trade with Cleveland and the San Diego Padres.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 3:53 am
Mike had the shortest MLB career of the three generations of Bells — 19 games in 2000 with the Reds, naturally — but since retirement, he’s stayed in the game, just as his father, who managed the Tigers, Rockies and Royals, and brother did. Like them, he’d like to run a team — but at 45, and after a decade in the Diamondbacks’ front office, he’s in no hurry. In some ways, I thought I was ready last year.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 2:12 am
The Chicago White Sox couldn’t hold on to a late three-run lead Thursday and lost to the Indians 5-4 at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Sox scored three runs in the top of the seventh to take a 4-1 lead, but the Indians answered with four in the bottom of inning on the way to completing a four-game sweep. Jose Ramirez drove in the go-ahead run with a two-run double. The Sox (34-23) lost …
Posted: September 25, 2020, 1:52 am
The Yankees have just four games left to play in the regular season before the playoffs begin next week. Their Wild Card Round opponent has not been set yet as seeded is still very close in this final stretch of games.
Posted: September 24, 2020, 3:57 pm
Jake Cave hit a pair of home runs, Kenta Maeda finished off his regular season with another strong start and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Wednesday night to take over sole possession of the AL Central lead for the first time since late August. Eddie Rosario added a two-run homer for Minnesota (35-22), which has won four straight. The Twins moved a half-game ahead of the second-place Chicago White Sox (34-22).
Posted: September 24, 2020, 3:53 am
Miguel Cabrera had two 3-run homers for the Detroit Tigers, but it wasn’t enough in a 7-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday at Target Field.
Posted: September 24, 2020, 3:21 am
As a gift from third baseman Josh Donaldson, each of the Minnesota Twins now have dark blue jersey-style bathrobes with their name across the back. Nelson Cruz even started draping his over the shoulders of each teammate who hit a homer. With the division race as tight as ever and a first-round home series on the line, the Twins couldn’t be more relaxed in their defense of the AL Central title.
Posted: September 23, 2020, 4:39 am
Detroit Tigers (22-30) face Minnesota Twins (33-22) to open final week of the 2020 regular season
Posted: September 23, 2020, 3:25 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins reinstated right-hander Homer Bailey from the 45-day injured list on Tuesday so he could start their series opener against Detroit.
Posted: September 22, 2020, 9:31 pm
After sinking into postseason jeopardy and then reeling off a 10-game winning streak, the Yankees are officially in the American League field.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 7:23 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered, Jose Berrios threw six shutout innings to outduel Yu Darvish and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Sunday night.
Posted: September 21, 2020, 3:44 am
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson is still seething over his ejection at home plate in Thursday’s 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox. During a video call with reporters Saturday, Donaldson said MLB umpires lacked accountability and didn’t care about the game. Donaldson was ejected for kicking dirt on home plate following a sixth-inning home run in Thursday’s game.
Posted: September 20, 2020, 3:46 pm