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Team W-L L10 STRK
MIN 31-16 7-3 W1
CLE 25-21 5-5 L1
CHW 21-25 5-5 L2
DET 18-26 2-8 L6
KC 16-31 3-7 W1

Top Twins News

  • Twins' Nick Gordon: Back from IL

    Triple-A Rochester activated Gordon (thigh) from its 7-day injured list Tuesday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    After missing a month of action earlier this season due to a stomach issue, Gordon's latest IL stint didn't prove nearly as lengthy. He'll return to the active roster after missing just over the minimum amount of time with a thigh strain and should immediately reclaim an everyday role at shortstop.

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  • Twins' Luis Arraez: Collects three hits

    Arraez went 3-for-4 with a run scored Monday in the Twins' 3-1 win over the Angels.

    After reaching base three times in Sunday's series finale in Seattle, Arraez was awarded a second straight start at second base Monday. The rookie again delivered at the dish, adding three base hits to his ledger while coming around to score the Twins' first run of the night. Despite the strong start to his MLB career, Arraez doesn't appear to have a clear path to everyday playing time with the Twins at full strength around the diamond and seemingly committed to Jonathan Schoop and Jorge Polanco as their regular middle-infield tandem.

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  • Twins' Miguel Sano: Smacks go-ahead homer

    Sano went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Monday in the Twins' 3-1 win over the Mariners.

    Sano's long ball off Angels ace reliever Ty Buttrey broke a 1-1 tie and lifted the Twins to their 31st win in the series opener. In his five games since returning from a heel laceration that required surgery in March, Sano has gone 4-for-21, with all of his hits going for extra bases (two home runs, two doubles).

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  • Twins' Blake Parker: Bags eighth save

    Parker picked up the save against the Angels on Monday, working around a hit to fire a scoreless ninth inning and close out a 3-1 victory for the Twins. He didn't record a strikeout or a walk.

    It was the eighth save of the year for the 33-year-old right-hander, who still has yet to blow an opportunity through 16.1 innings. He isn't striking out a lot of batters with a pedestrian 12:7 K:BB, but Parker is making it work so far as the top option at closer for the Twins, as he's sporting a 1.10 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP.

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  • Twins' Jake Odorizzi: Sharp again in no-decision

    Odorizzi threw five innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Monday, giving up three hits and no earned runs. He struck out six and walked two as the Twins eventually prevailed, 3-1.

    Odorizzi was solid once again in this contest, but he would settle for a no-decision as Taylor Rogers ended up getting tagged with a blown save after relinquishing a 1-0 lead. The right-hander is still off to an excellent start to the season, as he now sports a 2.38 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP through 53 innings. He's lined up to take on the White Sox in his next start in a home matchup Sunday.

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  • Twins' Stephen Gonsalves: Set to return from IL

    Gonsalves (elbow) is scheduled to come off the 7-day IL and start Tuesday for Triple-A Rochester.

    Gonsalves has been out since the start of the season with a left elbow flexor/pronator strain. Gonsalves showed a potential significant improvement in spring training when he reached 93 mph with his fastball during one outing after averaging just 89.8 mph last season. However, he'll likely need several weeks to get back to full speed.

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  • Twins' Jonathan Schoop: Sitting Monday

    Schoop will hit the bench Monday against the Angels.

    Schoop has hit .281 with four homers in the month of May. He'll make way for Luis Arraez for Monday's contest.

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  • Twins' C.J. Cron: Not in lineup

    Cron is not starting Monday against the Angels.

    Cron sits after starting 12 straight games, a stretch in which he hit .380 with six home runs. Willians Astudillo gets the call at first base in his absence.

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  • Twins' Jorge Polanco: Another four-hit day

    Polanco went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored Sunday in the Twins' 7-4 loss to the Mariners.

    Polanco already has a pair of four- and five-hit games on his ledger this season, a major reason why he leads all American League qualifiers with a .343 average. He's supported the average with eight home runs, 28 runs and 21 RBI, making him one of the bigger bargains in fantasy drafts so far this season.

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  • Twins' Luke Raley: On IL with ankle injury

    Raley was placed on the 7-day IL at Triple-A Rochester with a left ankle strain.

    The injury comes at a poor time as he was off to a hot start at Triple-A, hitting .302 with a .878 OPS and seven home runs. The 2016 seventh-round pick has had a solid, but unspectacular minor-league career, as he had 17 homers and an .822 OPS at Double-A last season. Still, he could be a late bloomer at age 24 and get a chance at reserve outfielder role in the majors this season if healthy.

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  • Twins' Max Kepler: Sits versus lefty

    Kepler is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Though Kepler was in the lineup the past two days when the Mariners brought left-handed starters to hill, he'll retreat to the bench in the series finale with southpaw Yusei Kikuchi on the rubber for Seattle. Ehire Adrianza replaces Kepler in the outfield, batting seventh in the order.

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  • Twins' Marwin Gonzalez: Retreats to bench

    Gonzalez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    With primary third baseman Miguel Sano returning from the injured list ahead of the series opener, Gonzalez has shifted into more of a utility role. After seeing two starts at first base and one in left field over the previous three days, Gonzalez will move to the bench while C.J. Cron and Eddie Rosario handle the starts at those positions. Look for the Twins to continue to find ways to keep Gonzalez's bat in the lineup while he's hitting a sizzling .355/.429/.500 in May.

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  • Twins' Jason Castro: Benched against left-hander

    Castro is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Castro will take a seat for the second time in the series with the Mariners bringing a left-handed starting pitcher (Yusei Kikuchi) to the hill. Willians Astudillo will handle the catching duties for the Twins, working in a battery with Kyle Gibson.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .269
(2nd)
265
(2nd)
88
(2nd)
3.84
(8th)

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