| Jun 8, 2013
| 10:10 PM
WASHINGTON -- On a day that had already featured a pair of marathon games elsewhere in baseball and a doubleheader the next day, the Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals needed to end extra innings in a hurry.
Ryan Doumit made sure they did....
| May 31, 2013
| 11:49 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mike Pelfrey has heard it all before. He knows coming back from Tommy John surgery takes time and that pitchers often struggle in their first season back from the ligament replacement procedure.
As he continues to scuffle through his own...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:23 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- The triple was the easy part. After Ryan Doumit laced a pitch to the warning track in right-center, driving home two runs and delivering the Twins a thrilling 5-4 victory over Seattle in the bottom of the ninth, he had some baseball rituals...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Because of the inherent riskiness of selecting high school and college kids often years away from playing on the big stage, baseball's annual amateur draft differs from the talent-selection process of other pro sports. In baseball, an organization's...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that Chris Davis is leading all American League first basemen in the latest All-Star voting results released by Major League Baseball on Monday. The guy has been a monster from Day One and he’s leading the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was working for White Sox scouting director Al Goldis in 1989 and was assigned to watch Auburn University in some early-season games.
He couldn't stop thinking about how much damage the first baseman could do.
| May 28, 2013
| 9:13 PM
Having emerged from his senior season of high school with a reputation as a Nolan Ryan/Tom Seaver hybrid, Todd Van Poppel was a can't-miss kid in the spring of 1990. The Braves had the first draft pick and were set to stake their future on him.
| May 31, 2013
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - The wind gusts at Target Field had the ball flying out to left field on Thursday night, a rare evening that made the big ballpark feel more like the ''Homerdome'' the Minnesota Twins used to call home.
After a 10-game losing streak earlier...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:28 PM
DETROIT -- Joe Mauer is becoming quite the spoiler.
For the third time in his career, Mauer broke up a no-hitter in the ninth inning, lining a clean single off Detroit’s Anibal Sanchez on Friday night. That was the only hit for Minnesota, and the...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:12 PM
MINNEAPOLIS— David Ortiz insists he isn’t trying to do anything special to show the Minnesota Twins they made a big mistake by letting him go in 2002.
It just looks that way every time he crushes another ball into the Target Field seats. ...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:43 AM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers are restocked for a run at another World Series.
Some cold air at the start of the season wasn't about to deter them.
Verlander won on opening day for the first time in six tries,...