Jim Thome cranked yet another home run last night, as the Minnesota Twins took two of three from the first place Detroit Tigers in an exciting, 6-5 win, decided in the last inning. With the bases loaded in the ninth, Justin Morneau smacked a solid single off normally reliable closer Jose Valver ... More >>
There was a lot of fun at Target Field this weekend, from bizarre bobbleheads to championship reunions to kids running the bases on perhaps the nicest day of the summer. Too bad the game on the field was so damn bad. The Twins were swept by the formerly reeling Chicago White Sox, dropping the h ... More >>
WikiOzzie's pissed that the Twins 'midgets' beat his Sox again.It was a busy day in Twins Territory: our boys edged the White Sox in a 1-0 victory yesterday afternoon, their fourth in a row over the Chicago nine, and seven straight dating back to last season. The Japanese press was in full ... More >>
After yesterday's commanding 6-1 victory over the Texas Rangers, our beleaguered Minnesota Twins have won three straight series, and are 9-3 thus far in June. This after taking only three series in the first two full months, and two of them were against a pair of the weakest-hitting clubs i ... More >>
Now that's a low scoring game we can live with.Last night, Francisco Liriano threw the first no-hitter of the 2011 season against the woeful Chicago White Sox. Considering that the Twins have the worst pitching in baseball, this is quite a feat. When you take into account that Liriano enter ... More >>
Maybe Pavano should hit in the number four spot.It could be worse: Tornadoes could have ripped through Target Field. Baseball-wise, however, it literally could not be worse: The Twins finish the month of cruelty with a 9-17 record, giving this year's club the dubious honor of having lost mor ... More >>
Jim Thome defies the Sports Illustrated cover jinx -- so far.So much for the Sports Illustrated jinx. The day after word spread that Jim Thome was the subject of this week's SI cover story, he slammed career home run No. 589, and No. 25 for the season, as the Twins claimed the American Leag ... More >>
Photo: Keith AlisonJoe Mauer has a lot to smile about.Last night in Chicago as his team was beating the White Sox 9-3, catcher Joe Mauer became only the 11th Minnesota Twin ever to reach a career-high 1,000 hits. Then he stroked in two more for good measure. It took him 827 games.
A sweep gives the Twins a six-game lead in the Central.
Delmon Young made us all proud with his four-run ninth inning against the White Sox' Bobby Jenks yesterday. The Twins were pretty excited too. Especially Carl Pavano, whose public fisting display was quite touching.
Eric MelzerBonczyk left the Twin Cities years ago to snowboard on the West Coast. Bryant-Lake Bowl has a new chef, and he's bringing new boutique burgers to the menu this week. Jeremy Bonczyk comes fresh off of opening Nana, an organic restaurant in Chicago near the White Sox stadium. He said we ... More >>
Ozzie's wary unit comes to town trailing the Twins by eight games. Oh, and it's not even June.
This logo coming to a midriff near you.
Let the stretch run gymnastics begin.
Where the Twins land in baseball's most unpredictable division.
Rooting returns to the Metrodome
Well, Carlos Silva certainly shut me up yesterday. Here's his line: five full innings, five hits, one run, walk, strikeout. He wasn't brilliant or dominant and started off looking like a meltdown waitin ... More >>
The greatest moments of the hometown team's season (so far)
The Twins hunt for October, while rumors trade fly about Alfonso Soriano heading to the White Sox. The rest of the season starts now.
Snapshots of a long-shot season to come
THE LINEUP Shannon Stewart, LF: Like his new teammate Rondell White, he's a pretty good player on the downhill side of a career marked by extraordinary physical wear and tear. Stewart's 32 now, and last year he dropped 60 points apiece from his on-base (.380-.323) and slugging (.447-.388) percenta ... More >>
The Cleveland Indians' thrilling come-from-behind victory over the White Sox last night--the team's sixth win in a row--pulls them to just two and a half games behind Chicago. Remember, just a few weeks ago the White Sox seemed untouchable; now they might be watching those Wild Card standings like t ... More >>
That headline doesn't refer to the ten-ton shit-gorilla from south Chicago that the Twins are tailing (with increasing desperation; this buzz-kill even puts Cleveland's Wild Card chances well ahead of Minnesota's). No, I'm talking about my own to-do list, having spent the last week on the North Dako ... More >>
It's time for the resilient Twins to beat the Yankees
Snoozing through a pennant race
Can the up-and-down Twins deliver another division title?
The Twins Are Playing Like Their Early Slump Is Behind Them. Maybe.
The Twins have sucked since clinching the division, but that doesn't matter. Does it?
And save your bile for Major League Baseball
Despite balky starting pitching and an infield that collectively swings a small stick, the Twins hang in there
Chicago transplants Neko Case and Kelly Hogan carry the torch for 21st-century twang