Twins lose in 10 innings; Buxton remains confident despite 0-for-26 stretch

The Twins' six-game winning streak ended Wednesday, thanks to Jeimer Candelario's two-run homer for the Tigers in the 10th inning. Byron Buxton says he's trying to make smart decisions on risky outfield plays, and he's convinced he'll be rewarded soon for making solid contact.

Twins place starter Ryan on COVID injured list; Smeltzer called up

Joe Ryan was set to start Thursday against the Royals, but Devin Smeltzer — who has been bouncing back and forth between the Twins and the Class AAA Saints — will take his spot.

Series preview: Kansas City Royals at Twins

The teams are set to play four games at Target Field.

Wednesday's Twins-Detroit game recap

The Tigers' Harold Castro recorded the first multi-homer game of his career.
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Live: Twins go for seven in row vs. Tigers. Follow the play-by-play here

The Twins are going for a series sweep against Detroit and their seventh win in a row at Target Field. Tap here for play-by-play, the in-game boxscore and more.

Twins go for 7th straight, sweep of Tigers in game on YouTube

Dylan Bundy pitches as the Twins try to extend their winning streak and sweep their three-game series with the Tigers. Jorge Polanco is out of the lineup for the second day in a row.
May 25

Buxton's slump is a reminder that it's all about sample size

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May 25

Gray dominates Tigers, Twins win sixth straight to lead division by 5 1⁄2 games

Sonny Gray struck out 10 batters and pitched like the ace the Twins intended him to be when they acquired him from Cincinnati in a trade at the start of spring training.
May 25

Neal: Improved Arraez even more indispensable to Twins' offense

Always a talented hitter, versatile infielder Luis Arraez worked hard on his conditioning and refined his batting approach with former teammate Nelson Cruz to become even more effective.


  • AL Central wlpctgbhomeawaylast 10
    Chicago White Sox2221.5124.510-1112-106-4
    Kansas City1428.333128-156-132-8
  • AL East wlpctgbhomeawaylast 10
    NY Yankees3113.705017-714-66-4
    Tampa Bay2617.6054.515-911-86-4
  • AL West wlpctgbhomeawaylast 10
    LA Angels2717.6141.515-812-95-5
  • NL Central wlpctgbhomeawaylast 10
    St. Louis2419.5583.511-913-106-4
    Chicago Cubs1825.4199.57-1511-105-5
  • NL East wlpctgbhomeawaylast 10
    NY Mets2917.630013-816-96-4
  • NL West wlpctgbhomeawaylast 10
    LA Dodgers2914.674015-514-98-2
    San Diego2816.6361.511-917-77-3
    San Francisco2419.558513-1111-84-6
  • Batting Average
    L. Arraez MIN.354
    M. Kepler MIN.256
    G. Urshela MIN.254
    J. Polanco MIN.232
  • Home Runs
    B. Buxton MIN11
    M. Kepler MIN6
    J. Polanco MIN4
    G. Sanchez MIN4
    K. Garlick MIN4
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Polanco MIN24
    M. Kepler MIN22
    G. Sanchez MIN21
    B. Buxton MIN21
    (2) Players 15
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Ryan MIN2.28
  • Wins
    J. Ryan MIN5
    D. Bundy MIN3
    G. Jax MIN3
    C. Stashak MIN3
    (3) Players 2
  • Strikeouts
    J. Ryan MIN42
    S. Gray MIN35
    J. Duran MIN31
    C. Archer MIN28
    D. Bundy MIN25
  • Batting Average
    J. Martinez BOS.366
    T. Anderson CWS.365
    L. Arraez MIN.354
    R. Devers BOS.337
    T. France SEA.330
  • Home Runs
    A. Judge NYY17
    M. Trout LAA12
    Y. Alvarez HOU12
    G. Stanton NYY11
    (3) Players 11
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Ramirez CLE43
    G. Stanton NYY35
    A. Judge NYY34
    T. Story BOS33
    T. France SEA31
  • Wins
    J. Verlander HOU6
    M. Lorenzen LAA5
    J. Ryan MIN5
    A. Manoah TOR5
    (15) Players 4
  • Batting Average
    M. Machado SD.368
    P. Goldschmidt STL.344
    E. Hosmer SD.327
    J. McNeil NYM.323
    C. Cron COL.311
  • Home Runs
    M. Betts LAD12
    C. Walker ARI11
    C. Cron COL11
    P. Alonso NYM11
    (4) Players 10
  • Runs Batted In
    P. Alonso NYM41
    T. Turner LAD34
    P. Goldschmidt STL33
    N. Arenado STL32
    (3) Players 32
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Musgrove SD1.90
    M. Mikolas STL1.96
    P. Lopez MIA2.04
    S. Alcantara MIA2.11
    C. Burnes MIL2.18
  • Wins
    W. Buehler LAD6
    A. Wainwright STL5
    M. Scherzer NYM5
    T. Anderson LAD5
    (3) Players 5
  • Saves
    T. Rogers SD16
    J. Hader MIL15
    K. Jansen ATL10
    D. Bard COL10
    (2) Players 10
  • Monday, May 23
    Pittsburgh 2, Colorado 1, FChicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati 4, FBaltimore 6, NY Yankees 4, F
    LA Dodgers 10, Washington 1, FPhiladelphia 7, Atlanta 3, FMinnesota 5, Detroit 4, F
    St. Louis 7, Toronto 3, FCleveland 6, Houston 1, FArizona 9, Kansas City 5, F
    San Diego 3, Milwaukee 2, FSeattle 7, Oakland 6, FNY Mets 13, San Francisco 3, F
  • Tuesday, May 24
    Colorado 2, Pittsburgh 1, FChicago Cubs 11, Cincinnati 4, FTampa Bay 4, Miami 0, F
    NY Yankees 7, Baltimore 6, FLA Dodgers 9, Washington 4, FAtlanta 6, Philadelphia 5, F
    Minnesota 2, Detroit 0, FToronto 8, St. Louis 1, FBoston 16, Chicago White Sox 3, F
    Houston 7, Cleveland 3, FLA Angels 5, Texas 3, FArizona 8, Kansas City 6, F
    Milwaukee 4, San Diego 1, FOakland 7, Seattle 5, FSan Francisco 13, NY Mets 12, F
  • Today, May 25
    Pittsburgh 10, Colorado 5, FDetroit 4, Minnesota 2, FSan Francisco 9, NY Mets 3, F
    Washington 1, LA Dodgers 0, FMilwaukee 2, San Diego 1, FOakland 4, Seattle 2, F
    Cincinnati 4, Chicago Cubs 3, FTampa Bay 5, Miami 4, FNY Yankees 2, Baltimore 0, F
    Atlanta 8, Philadelphia 4, FChicago White Sox 3, Boston 1, FHouston 2, Cleveland 1, F
    Texas 7, LA Angels 1, Top 9th
  • Thursday, May 26
    Chicago Cubs @ CincinnatiNY Yankees @ Tampa BayColorado @ Washington
    Cleveland @ DetroitPhiladelphia @ AtlantaKansas City @ Minnesota
    Milwaukee @ St. LouisBoston @ Chicago White SoxToronto @ LA Angels
    LA Dodgers @ ArizonaTexas @ Oakland
  • Friday, May 27
    San Francisco @ CincinnatiColorado @ WashingtonBaltimore @ Boston
    Cleveland @ DetroitPhiladelphia @ NY MetsNY Yankees @ Tampa Bay
    Miami @ AtlantaKansas City @ MinnesotaMilwaukee @ St. Louis
    Toronto @ LA AngelsLA Dodgers @ ArizonaTexas @ Oakland
    Pittsburgh @ San DiegoHouston @ Seattle
  • Saturday, May 28
    Baltimore @ BostonKansas City @ MinnesotaMilwaukee @ St. Louis
    Colorado @ WashingtonTexas @ OaklandMiami @ Atlanta
    San Francisco @ CincinnatiCleveland @ DetroitNY Yankees @ Tampa Bay
    Baltimore @ BostonLA Dodgers @ ArizonaChicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox
    Philadelphia @ NY MetsToronto @ LA AngelsPittsburgh @ San Diego
    Houston @ Seattle
  • Sunday, May 29
    San Francisco @ CincinnatiMiami @ AtlantaBaltimore @ Boston
    Colorado @ WashingtonCleveland @ DetroitNY Yankees @ Tampa Bay
    Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White SoxKansas City @ MinnesotaMilwaukee @ St. Louis
    Toronto @ LA AngelsTexas @ OaklandLA Dodgers @ Arizona
    Pittsburgh @ San DiegoHouston @ SeattlePhiladelphia @ NY Mets
  • Monday, May 30
    Milwaukee @ Chicago CubsMinnesota @ DetroitSan Diego @ St. Louis
    San Francisco @ PhiladelphiaHouston @ OaklandMiami @ Colorado
    Kansas City @ ClevelandBaltimore @ BostonWashington @ NY Mets
    Milwaukee @ Chicago CubsTampa Bay @ TexasAtlanta @ Arizona
    Pittsburgh @ LA Dodgers
May 24

Tuesday's Twins-Detroit game recap

Twins starter Sonny Gray put up a season-high 10 strikeouts through seven scoreless innings.
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May 24

Which comes first, the winning or the fun? Twins are enjoying both

New and creative ways to celebrate victories are emerging among the close-knit players.
May 24

Saints lose to Indianapolis in 11 innings in return home

The Indians scored three runs in the 11th inning on an infield single and two walks. The Saints were coming off a 1-11 road trip.
May 24

Twins go for sixth straight win with Sonny Gray pitching

The Twins have won five in a row and seven of eight, and hold a 4 1⁄2-game lead over the White Sox in the American League Central.
May 24

It's almost June, and Twins reliever Joe Smith finally gave up a run

The "transactions" section on Twins reliever Joe Smith's Baseball Reference page takes longer to read than it does to watch a typical Smith outing.
May 24

Twins bang the gong, toot their horns after walk-off win over Tigers

After the Twins beat Detroit for their fifth straight victory, their Target Field clubhouse sounded unexpectedly like a middle school band practice. "We want to enhance the experience a little," Max Kepler explained.
May 23

Monday's Twins-Tigers game recap

Max Kepler's grand slam and the end of Joe Smith's scoreless streak were two of the notable numbers on Monday night.
May 23

Souhan: Twins climb the standings behind beautiful defensive play

Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, Gio Urshela are leading the way as the Twins find their superpower is turning line drives into outs
May 23

Twins want Lewis confident at multiple positions for MLB return

With Carlos Correa entrenched at shortstop, the Twins are trying to figure out how to best make use of Royce Lewis' promise.
May 23

After 5-1 road trip, Twins and Chris Archer face Tigers at Target Field

The teams played earlier this season in Minnesota, and the home team swept the series.
May 23

Trailing 6-0 in eighth inning, Twins rally to beat Royals, sweep series

The Twins rallied with five runs off the Royals' bullpen in the eighth inning and two more in the ninth to finish off a three-game sweep and a 5-1 road trip.
May 23

Neal: Paddack injury concerns killed trade talks between Mets, Padres

Chris Paddack had Tommy John surgery in 2016 then had an injection in the elbow in September because of a slight UCL sprain. A red flag for the Mets — but not the Twins.
May 23

Reusse still has trust issues, but makes a concession about the Twins

Both the Twins and golfer Justin Thomas looked to be in hopeless spots early Sunday — and then came charging big to claim victories. Andrew Wiggins and Gophers baseball are also subjects of today's podcast.