Rookie Greg Bird hit a pair of soaring two-run drives for his first major league homers, supporting an overpowering effort by Nathan Eovaldi as the Yankees held on for a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
Swept at home for the first time this season, the Minnesota Twins lost their division lead over the Kansas City Royals. Torii Hunter lost his cool, and even part of his outfit.
Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
The Twins have two of the top prospects in baseball in their farm system in Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, but they’ll probably start the season in the Minors. Until they reach MLB, the club can still be excited by the arrival of Vargas, who right at the start of 2015 should bring a pure power presence the Twins were really lacking for much of last season.
Knoblauch was released on $10,000 bond. His first court date is set for July 30. The four-time All-Star previously served a year of probation after being convicted of hitting his previous wife in 2010.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Carlos Beltran gave the foundering Yankees a jolt with a three-run homer Thursday night, lifting Masahiro Tanaka to his major league-leading 12th win.
If the Bombers are still interested in adding a big bat, they’ll have to look elsewhere.
The right-hander wasn’t sure what to say, and he didn’t exactly receive praise from his manager as the awkward call proceeded. Gardenhire’s acting was masterful as he continually frustrated his starting pitcher.
Masahiro Tanaka struggled a bit in one of his final tuneups for the regular season, allowing three runs while pitching into the sixth inning, but the New York Yankees still beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 victory Saturday.
Oswaldo Arcia was a bright spot for the Twins in 2013. Can he hold down a corner outfield spot this season?
Yes, we’re all aware spring training records, stats and accomplishments don’t count. But that doesn’t mean we should just dismiss a legitimately amazing feat with a mere “huh” just because it happened in early March.
The Minnesota Vikings’ Metrodome has deflated for the last time. The deflation and the demolition of the Dome beginning next week will make way for construction of a new $1 billion Vikings Stadium.
The Twins had the worst starting staff in the majors last year and have spent $73 million to upgrade it.
Mets fans have long been lamenting the one who got away. Add Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to that list.