The Twins matched their longest winning streak of the season. Kenta Maeda earned his first win since May 3. June 21, 2021 Byron Buxton launched an early two-run homer into the second deck, Kenta Maeda earned his first win since May 3 and the Minnesota Twins beat the reeling Texas Rangers 4-2 Sunday for their fourth straight win.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:12 pm
Souhan says the Twins are still in a sizable hole in 4th place in the American League Central but getting players back from injury are making the Twins more watchable right now. The U.S. Open finished up Sunday with Jon Rahm from Spain taking home his first major title. Jim says Rahm played the best in the remaining 9 holes while others struggled.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 3:05 pm
Spencer Limbach outlines the best MLB DFS Plays, Bargains, and GPP Pivots for the six-game slate on Monday, June 21. (Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:58 pm
He is 3-3 with a 6.12 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 6.6 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 across 60 1/3 IP over 12 starts. Happ has struggled lately, with at least 4 earned runs allowed in each of his last three starts, and in six of his last seven outings. His ERA has ballooned from 1.91 to 6.12 since May 12.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:24 pm
The Minnesota Twins return home to Minneapolis after matching their season-high with a four-game winning streak heading into a two-game series with the Cincinnati Reds starting Monday night. The Reds, meanwhile, who began their current nine-game road trip with a three-game sweep of the Brewers in Milwaukee, bring a four-game losing streak with them after getting swept by the Padres in San Diego. But baseball will take a back seat prior to the series opener.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 11:10 am
The Minnesota Twins continue to stockpile former New York Yankees players. MLB Trade Rumors reports “The Twins have signed reliever Kyle Barraclough to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Triple-A St. Paul, according to an announcement from the Saints. The right-hander was released from a minors pact with the Yankees (last) week.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 10:53 am
Byron Buxton homered, doubled and drove in two runs as the Minnesota Twins completed a series sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 4-2 victory on Sunday afternoon in Arlington. Luis Arraez, Andrelton Simmons and Trevor Larnach each had three hits for Minnesota, which finished with 14 hits while extending its winning streak to a season high-tying four games. Kenta Maeda (3-2) picked up his first victory since a May 3 win over the Rangers in Minneapolis.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 8:19 am
Cincinnati Reds (35-35, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Minnesota Twins (30-41, fourth in the AL Central) Minneapolis; Monday, 8:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Tyler Mahle (7-2, 3.27 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 90 strikeouts) Twins: J.A. Happ (3-3, 6.12 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 44 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Twins +105, Reds -122; over/under is 9 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: Cincinnati enters the game as losers of their last four games. The Twins are 14-21 in home games in 2020.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 7:22 am
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – Before a game in Seattle last week, Kenta Maeda and Ichiro Suzuki stood in the outfield at T-Mobile Park chatting, with the Hall of Fame outfielder occasionally raising his arm in a pitching motion.”Ichiro asked me how I throw my slider,” Maeda explained Sunday. “Since he throws [batting practice to the Mariners], I think he wants to get some swings and misses.”He’s come to …
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:17 am
Condensed Game: Byron Buxton hit a two-run home run and Kenta Maeda picked up his third win of 2021 in the Twins’ 4-2 victory
Posted: June 20, 2021, 11:05 pm
Max Kepler singles on a hard-hit ball to right field that gets by Joey Gallo, allowing Trevor Larnach and Jorge Polanco to score in the 3rd
Posted: June 20, 2021, 7:33 pm
Luis Arraez avoids being hit by a pitch, Max Kepler scores and the call is confirmed after a review, scoring the go-ahead run in the 7th
Posted: June 19, 2021, 10:29 pm
The Minnesota Twins are starting to get comfortable in extra innings. Luis Arraez hit an RBI triple to start the Minnesota 10th and the Twins then drew two bases-loaded walks to beat the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series matching last-place teams. Arraez tripled to deep center field over the head of Adolis García, whose homer in the Texas seventh had tied the game at 4-4, and Willians Astudillo rumbled home from second base.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 4:02 am
The first conscious thought that J.A. Happ can remember after it happened was: Hmm, is that blood pouring out of my ear? Or is it something worse?For Matt Shoemaker, like Happ now pitching for the Twins, the damage didn’t register right away, or at least couldn’t outshout his competitive instincts; his first reaction, even while on his hands and knees, was to locate the baseball that had just …
Posted: June 18, 2021, 5:06 am
SEATTLE – This is Bailey Ober’s team now.OK, not in a literal sense, but if the Twins are going to accomplish anything of value during this lost 16-games-back season, it’s probably going to have to be development of young players. And nowhere do they need that development more than their starting rotation.Enter Ober, a 25-year-old rookie who has looked increasingly confident and effective in …
Posted: June 17, 2021, 5:42 am
Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer against his former team, rookie starter Bailey Ober struck out six and the Minnesota Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2 on Wednesday night. Cruz’s second-deck shot to left field in the fifth inning made it 6-0 and helped snap the Twins’ three-game losing streak. “It’s fun to watch,” Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli said.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 5:13 am
SEATTLE – Bailey Ober, still looking for his first major league decision, will make his fourth big-league start tonight (9:10, BSN) as the Twins face the Mariners at T-Mobile Park.The righthanded Ober (4.85 ERA) squares off against lefthander Justus Sheffield (5-5, 4.91).Griffin Jax took his lumps in Tuesday night’s 10-0 loss, and the Twins sent him back to St. Paul today when they reinstated …
Posted: June 16, 2021, 9:25 pm
SEATTLE – Josh Donaldson is glad he spoke up.The Twins third baseman, whose outspoken opinions about pitchers using illegal substances to increase the amount of movement they get on their pitches helped prod Major League Baseball into taking action to better enforce rules against them, said the announcement of stiffer penalties and more frequent inspections is a big step for making the game …
Posted: June 16, 2021, 6:06 am