Twins’ Cruz headed to injured list with wrist injury

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed designated hitter Nelson Cruz on the 10-day Injured List with a left wrist strain. Cruz injured his wrist on a swing during the fourth inning of last night’s game with the Cleveland Indians. In 87 games for the Twins this season, Cruz is hitting .294 (95-for-323) with 19 doubles, 32 home runs, 76 RBI, 41 walks, 59 runs scored and a 1.035 OPS. Since the All-Star break, Cruz leads baseball in home runs (16) and ranks fifth for the entire season. This marks Cruz’s second stint on … Continue reading Twins’ Cruz headed to injured list with wrist injury

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