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Indians, Twins to play in San Juan on April 17-18 next year

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins will play a two-game series at San Juan on April 17-18, Major League Baseball’s first regular-season games in Puerto Rico since 2010. The commissioner’s office announced the matchups Wednesday. The Twins will be the home ...

Berrios’ arm, Sano’s bat key Twins vs. White Sox 4-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios won his fourth straight start for Minnesota and Miguel Sano homered for the second straight game as the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Wednesday night behind two of their young stars. Berrios (7-1) finished eight innings for a second consecutive turn ...

Wild announce affiliation with Rapid City

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have announced an ECHL affiliation agreement with the Rapid City Rush for the upcoming season. The Wild's primary developmental affiliate is the Iowa Wild in the AHL. Under the affiliation agreement announced Monday, the Rush will serve as a resource ...

Twins send RHP Phil Hughes on rehab assignment for shoulder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have sent pitcher Phil Hughes on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester for his right shoulder. The Twins announced Monday that Hughes would join the Red Wings on Wednesday. Hughes had surgery about a year ago to remove a rib, after being ...

Defense keeping Twins competitive despite falling out of 1st

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are wobbling from a four-game sweep over the weekend by Cleveland that pushed them out of first place, their thin pitching staff exposed by another doubleheader and the surging defending American League champions. The Twins wouldn't have been in the ...

With Dumba leading exposed list, Wild have a lot to lose

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There were many years in Minnesota Wild history when assembling a list of their top 10 players would have been a breeze. That was the biggest challenge this offseason. The downside to the roster depth the Wild have built has arrived this week in the form of the NHL ...

Bauer, bats lead Indians past Twins 5-2 for 4-game sweep

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There's still a lot of baseball left to play this season, but it's hard to overlook what the Cleveland Indians did over the weekend. Edwin Encarnacion homered twice, Trevor Bauer pitched seven strong innings and Jose Ramirez had his sixth straight multihit game on Sunday ...

Indians beat Twins 9-3 in DH opener

By Andres Ybarra Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Even after outscoring Minnesota 17-4 in the first two games of their weekend series, Cleveland manager Terry Francona thinks his team still needs to “really get after it.” Especially now that the Indians are tied for first ...

Encarnacion homers, Indians beat Twins 8-1

By Patrick Donnelly Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Carrasco pitched one-hit ball into the sixth inning, Jose Ramirez had three hits and Edwin Encarnacion homered as the Cleveland Indians beat the pitching-thin Minnesota Twins 8-1 Friday night. Carrasco (7-2) gave up four hits ...

Vikings’ Floyd denies reports of flagged alcohol tests

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd has been flagged for failed alcohol tests that are part of his monitoring for house arrest in Minnesota. Police records obtained by the Star Tribune show that Floyd flagged his alcohol monitoring three times and missed another ...

Mike Zimmer says eye is doing great

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Another visit to his eye doctor has Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer optimistic that all the problems surrounding a detached retina in his right eye are behind him. If he keeps progressing the way he has been recently, Zimmer said, a ninth surgery on the eye ...

Gimenez’s 2 homers help Berrios, Twins top Mariners 6-2

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After going deep twice in a game for the first time in his big league career, Chris Gimenez still has more mop-up relief appearances this season than home runs. Wait, maybe the Minnesota Twins have this whole thing backward with their ...

Brian Robison the last man standing for the Vikings

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Brian Robison watched Chad Greenway retire in the offseason and Adrian Peterson leave to sign with the New Orleans Saints. Those two longtime Minnesota Vikings stars were really the only contemporaries for the defensive end ...

Mariners go deep early, hold off Twins 6-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Haniger and Mike Zunino homered against Ervin Santana early, and the Seattle Mariners bullpen held off the Minnesota Twins late in a 6-4 victory Wednesday night. Ben Gamel added three hits and two runs for the Mariners, who have won 12 of 17 games. Rookie Sam ...

Capitals acquire Graovac from Wild

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Tyler Graovac from the Minnesota Wild for a 2018 fifth-round pick. Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan announced the trade Wednesday night. The deal gives Washington a second forward under contract for next season to ...

Twins set franchise record with 28 hits in 20-7 rout of M’s

By Jon Krawczynski AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario hit three home runs and drove in five runs and the Minnesota Twins set a franchise record with 28 hits while batting around in two different innings of a 20-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Max ...

Twins draft shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins think they've got their shortstop of the future in the speedy and slick-fielding Royce Lewis. The California high school star was taken with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday night. It was the third time the Twins were up first ...

Mariners rough up Twins

MARINERS 14, TWINS 3 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz drove in four runs, Mitch Haniger had four hits, and the Seattle Mariners started a series against Minnesota with a football score for the second time in a week to beat the Twins 14-3 on Monday night. Danny Valencia and Mike Zunino hit ...

Giants break out of offensive funk with 13-8 win over Twins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants busted out of their offensive slump without a couple of key players. Buster Posey led the way. Posey had three hits and four RBIs, Hunter Pence added three doubles and scored three times, and the Giants beat the Minnesota Twins 13-8 on Sunday to ...

Dozier, Vargas HRs lead Twins over Giants 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie Jose Berrios faced a bases-loaded jam after a pair of walks in the third inning with a couple of proven, veteran hitters due up for San Francisco. The Puerto Rican right-hander calmly struck out Brandon Crawford, then retired Hunter Pence on a called third strike ...