Odorizzi falters as Twins lose to Yanks; lead in Central down to 2 games

All Star pitcher Jake Odorizzi gave up 9 runs and 10 hits in four innings as the Twins lost the series finale to the Yankees on Wednesday 10-7 at Target Field.  The loss, coupled with Cleveland’s 4-0 win over Toronto left the Twins lead in the American Central at just two games. Minnesota led Cleveland by as many as 11 1/2 games in early June.  The Twins launched three more home runs in the loss as Nelson Cruz, Eddie Rosario and Marwin Gonzalez all went deep. The Twins travel to Chicago this weekend for a four game series with the … Continue reading Odorizzi falters as Twins lose to Yanks; lead in Central down to 2 games

Twins’ Polanco proves All-Star worthiness, readies for 2nd half run

By Tony Langfellow  Cleveland, Ohio – Cleveland held the 90th MLB All-Star Game at the home of the Indians, Progressive Field on July 9, bringing the best baseball players in the world together for a weekend of fun events. It was the sixth time in club history that Cleveland has hosted this yearly exhibition game, and no other city in baseball has had the All-Star Game more than the city of Cleveland.         Just behind the Cleveland Indians is Minnesota (as the Twins and Washington Senators), the San Francisco Giants, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Cincinnati Reds all hosting five All-Star Games … Continue reading Twins’ Polanco proves All-Star worthiness, readies for 2nd half run

Twins reinstate Mejia from injured list

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have returned left-handed pitcher Adalberto Mejía from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 60-day Injured List. Mejía, 26, who missed the Twins’ last 56 games with a right calf strain, has allowed 12 runs (11 earned) with 11 strikeouts in 11.1 innings in 11 major league games this season. In six rehab appearances between Single-A Ft. Myers (2 games) and Double-A Pensacola (4 games), the left-hander threw 7.0-scoreless innings, scattering four hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Twins … Continue reading Twins reinstate Mejia from injured list