Before Tuesday's game against the White Sox, the Twins had been limited to just three hits in three of their last four games and were averaging just 3.4 runs in June. Then they had a breakthrough, collecting 13 hits in a 7-5 victory. Wednesday's game at Target Field will show if Minnesota can sustain that offensive outburst.
Josh Willingham, who had a cortisone shot in his left knee on Saturday, returned to the Twins' lineup on Tuesday against the White Sox, starting in left field and batting cleanup.
The Twins' Rookie level Elizabethton's team bus was involved in a fatal crash early Tuesday in Jacksonville, Fla., but no one on the bus was injured, the club announced Tuesday.
Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks continues to make progress with his strained left hamstring and was out on the field taking batting practice and catching fly balls before Tuesday's game against the White Sox. Hicks, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 10, has started to participate in some light running drills, but has yet to run the bases.
Ryan Doumit laced a go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning to help lead the Twins to a 7-5 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at Target Field. Mike Pelfrey got a no-decision, giving up four runs over six-plus innings, while Joe Mauer had three hits, including a two-run homer in Minnesota's four-run first inning.
Lefty closer Glen Perkins is a fan of advanced statistics, becoming the club's stat maven. But that doesn't mean he agrees with everything the numbers say.
Left fielder Josh Willingham had a cortisone shot in his left knee on Saturday night and was held out of the lineup on Sunday, but is hoping to return on Tuesday after the Twins' off-day on Monday.
Outfielder Wilkin Ramirez, on the 7-day concussion disabled list since May 26, left for Fort Myers, Fla., on Sunday and is expected to officially begin a rehab assignment this week.
The Twins held festivities for Father's Day on Sunday at Target Field, highlighted by Justin Morneau hosting 25 veterans and their children for a game of catch on the field before the game.
P.J. Walters gave up a pair of two-run homers and the Twins were held to just three hits in a 5-2 loss to the Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Target Field.
It turns out the Twins just needed Trevor Plouffe to kick-start their offense, as he homered, doubled and drove home three runs in his return to the lineup to help lead Minnesota to a 6-3 win over the Tigers on Saturday night at Target Field.
Twins catcher Joe Mauer remains the top vote-getter among American League catchers in the latest All-Star Game ballot update released Saturday night. Mauer, who is aiming for a sixth career All-Star Game appearance, has picked up 2,127,175 votes to lead Orioles backstop Matt Wieters, who ranks second with 1,615,625 votes.
With another hit by pitch in Friday's 4-0 loss to the Tigers, Josh Willingham leads the American League by a sizable margin in getting plunked by pitches.
Center fielder Clete Thomas made his first start of the season in the leadoff spot for the Twins on Saturday against the Tigers.
After being activated from the 15-day disabled list following Friday's game, Trevor Plouffe made his return to the lineup on Saturday, starting at third base and batting sixth.
A big smile stretched across Zach Parks' face when he earned yet another Pitch, Hit & Run title Saturday at Target Field. He quickly had to wipe it off and wait for the official announcement, but that didn't stop him from relishing his fourth plaque in Major League Baseball's youth skills competition.
Former closer Eddie Guardado and former director of public relations Tom Mee were officially inducted into the Twins' Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony before Friday's game against the Tigers at Target Field.
The Twins activated Trevor Plouffe from the 15-day disabled list after their 4-0 loss to the Tigers on Friday night. To make room for Plouffe on the active roster, the Twins optioned catcher Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester.
Outfielder Wilkin Ramirez, who is on the 7-day concussion disabled list, has progressed to baseball activities and said Friday he's feeling much better.
Scott Diamond could only contain the heart of Detroit's lineup for so long, as he struggled in the sixth inning to hand the Twins a 4-0 loss to the Tigers on Friday night at Target Field.
The Twins seemed to be on their way to another comeback Thursday night win before the Phillies used a two-run eighth to take the series finale at Target Field, 3-2.
Aaron Hicks, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a strained left hamstring, said he's feeling better but that it's still too early to pinpoint a return date. With Hicks out, Clete Thomas will be the Twins' regular center fielder.
Twins reliever Ryan Pressly left Sunday with arm issues and was sent home Wednesday with strep throat but said he should be ready to pitch Thursday.
The Twins released Triple-A reliever Anthony Slama on Thursday and signed right-hander Cody Eppley to a Minor League deal, assigning him to Rochester.
Twins hurler Josh Roenicke grew up around the Major Leagues, following his father and uncle, and now he's able to call a big league mound his place of work.
Mike Pelfrey tossed a season-high seven innings and the Twins rallied for two runs in the eighth to down the Phillies with a 4-3 win on Wednesday night at Target Field.
It's been an interesting season for Twins first baseman Justin Morneau. Morneau is hitting for average, batting .297, and driving in runs, as he leads the team with 36 RBIs. But the slugger has just two homers in 57 games entering Wednesday's contest with the Phillies.
Ryan Pressly -- who left Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader at Washington early due to a shoulder injury, and missed Tuesday's game against the Phillies -- also missed Wednesday's game not due to injury, but to sickness. Meanwhile, right-hander Jared Burton was expected to be available Wednesday night.
Justin Morneau delivered a clutch base hit just when the Twins needed it most, as he drove in the eventual winning run in the eighth inning at Target Field on Tuesday, and Minnesota took Game 1 of a three-game Interleague set against the Phillies, 3-2.
Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was officially recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, and started in left field and batted sixth against the Phillies. Arcia, 22, was recalled after rookie center fielder Aaron Hicks was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring on Monday.