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4/22/2015 | Pelfrey returns to form with first win since 2013

Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey insisted throughout Spring Training that he's finally healthy and ready to prove he can be a quality starting pitcher. He certainly made that case with seven shutout innings in a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.


4/22/2015 | Torii nabbed trying to steal home against Royals

With the bases loaded and two out in the second inning of Wednesday night's 3-0 win over the Royals, Twins outfielder Torii Hunter saw right-hander Jeremy Guthrie go into the windup and attempted a straight steal of home. Hunter was out on the play.


4/22/2015 | Pelfrey's seven scoreless foil Royals' sweep bid

Right-hander Mike Pelfrey logged seven shutout innings, while Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas delivered RBI single in a pivotal three-run first to help the Twins earn a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night. Jeremy Guthrie went five innings for Kansas City.


4/22/2015 | Duensing's rehab starts with successful catch session

Twins reliever Brian Duensing, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal, started his throwing program Wednesday at Target Field. Duensing played catch without any issues.


4/22/2015 | Hughes, Twins ready to battle King Felix, Mariners

Twins right-hander Phil Hughes will square off against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez in the opener of a three-game series on Friday night at Safeco Field.


4/22/2015 | Killer, Kirby are early leaders on Twins' Franchise Four ballot

MLB released the first voting update of the Franchise Four on Wednesday, and Harmon Killebrew, Kirby Puckett, Rod Carew and Tony Oliva are the early leaders.


4/22/2015 | Twins' bullpen stumbles with game in balance

It was a bad night for the Twins' bullpen, as left-hander Tommy Milone exited with a two-run lead with two outs in the sixth, but a combination of four relievers couldn't preserve it in a 6-5 loss to the Royals on Tuesday.


4/21/2015 | Suzuki avoids injury after being struck on foot

Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki, who was hit on his right foot with a foul ball while standing in the on-deck circle on Monday, felt fine on Tuesday and was in the lineup against the Royals.


4/21/2015 | Guthrie, Royals aiming for sweep against Twins

Right-handers Mike Pelfrey and Jeremy Guthrie are set to square off in the series finale between the Twins and Royals on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.


4/20/2015 | Twins' miscues costly in leading to big frames

After winning four of five to close out their homestand against the Royals and Indians, the Twins were hoping their miscues that cost them early in the season were behind them. But they resurfaced in Monday's 7-1 loss to Kansas City, leading to a pair of three-run frames.


4/20/2015 | Kendrys' clutch double backs Volquez in win over Twins

Edinson Volquez fired seven strong innings and Kendrys Morales delivered another clutch double to fuel a decisive three-run sixth for the Royals in a 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday. Minnesota starter Kyle Gibson dropped to 4-1 all-time vs. Kansas City.


4/20/2015 | Santana looking to regain rookie form at plate

It's still too early to call it a sophomore slump, but Twins shortstop Danny Santana has scuffled at the plate after an impressive rookie year. Santana was one of the club's better players last season, hitting .319/.353/.472 with 41 extra-base hits and 20 stolen bases in 101 games.


4/20/2015 | Vargas eyes rebound in rematch with Milone, Twins

Just five days after facing off at Target Field, Twins left-hander Tommy Milone and Royals left-hander Jason Vargas are set for a rematch at Kauffman Stadium in Tuesday's middle game.


4/19/2015 | New pitch helps May to career-best effort vs. Tribe

Considering where the Twins were in Trevor May's last start in the home opener on Monday, it ended up being a strong homestand for a club that started off the year by going 1-5 on the road.


4/19/2015 | Gibson duels Volquez in Twins-Royals rematch

Kyle Gibson and Edinson Volquez are set for a rematch in the series opener for the Royals and Twins at Kauffman Stadium on Monday.


4/19/2015 | Nolasco throws with no issues, injury rehab on track

Right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who is on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation, will start a rehab assignment with Class A Cedar Rapids on Saturday.


4/18/2015 | Tribe's House, Twins' May seek turnaround start

In the finale of this three-game set between the Tribe and Twins, the clubs will hand the ball to a pair of pitchers aiming for strong bounceback performances. Both Indians left-hander TJ House and Minnesota righty Trevor May ran into issues in their season debuts, and each are now positioned to help their team seal a series win at Target Field.


4/18/2015 | Hughes fights inconsistencies in loss to Tribe

After establishing himself as the ace of the Twins staff last season, right-hander Phil Hughes wanted to get off to a good start this season to build on his breakout year that saw him post the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in Major League history.


4/18/2015 | Perez homers, Salazar fans 10 as Indians top Twins

Right-hander Danny Salazar struck out 10 batters in his first start of the season, and was backed by a solo homer from Roberto Perez to help lead the Indians to a 4-2 win over the Twins on Saturday afternoon at Target Field.


4/18/2015 | Boyer bounces back with strong outing

After starting out the season with a 15.00 ERA in four relief appearances, Twins reliever Blaine Boyer bounced back with a strong outing on Friday and said it came after tweaking his mechanics.


4/18/2015 | Extra hitting work pays off for Plouffe

As Trevor Plouffe walked up to the plate in the bottom of the 11th inning against Indians reliever Bryan Shaw on Friday night, all he had to do was look up at the scoreboard to see how much he's struggled in the early going this year.


4/17/2015 | Tribe calls on Salazar in matchup with Twins, Hughes

After one strong start for Triple-A Columbus, Danny Salazar will be recalled by Cleveland to start the second game of this three-game series against the Twins. He will square off against Twins right-hander Phil Hughes, who won 16 games last season but is still searching for his first victory of 2015.


4/17/2015 | Plouffe's 11th-inning blast lifts Twins past Tribe

Trevor Plouffe connected on a walk-off solo homer in the 11th inning to give the Twins a 3-2 win over the Indians on Friday night at Target Field. Plouffe's blast also gave the Twins their third straight win. Indians ace Corey Kluber's effort unraveled in the sixth inning after a perfect start to his night.


4/17/2015 | Duensing lands on DL, Twins recall Thielbar

The Twins placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the disabled list with a right intercostal strain on Friday, and recalled left-hander Caleb Thielbar from Triple-A Rochester.


4/16/2015 | Nolasco tentatively slated to throw off mound

Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who is on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation, is tentatively scheduled to throw off the mound on Sunday, manager Paul Molitor said on Thursday.




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