Joe Mauer came through with a one-out single up the middle to break up Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid with one out in the ninth on Friday night, marking the third time in his career he'd broken up a no-no in the ninth.
Making his season debut, P.J. Walters takes the mound for the Twin against the Tigers' Doug Fister on Saturday at Target Field as Detroit aims to secure the series win.
The Twins saw their losing streak reach double digits and were nearly no-hit by Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez in a 6-0 loss Friday night in front of a crowd of 39,789 at Comerica Park.
Third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who was placed on the 7-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms on Wednesday, passed his ImPACT concussion test on Thursday.
Shortstop Pedro Florimon, who left Thursday's game with a sprained right index finger, was held out of the lineup for precautionary reasons against the Tigers on Friday.
Right-hander P.J. Walters will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester before Saturday's game to make his first start of the season against the Tigers.
Top-seed Indiana moved within one win of claiming the Big Ten tournament title by taking down Ohio State, 11-3, Friday night at a rain-soaked Target Field.
The Twins officially recalled right-hander Samuel Deduno from Triple-A Rochester before his start against the Tigers on Friday night.
Chris Colabello, who almost missed a chance to make his big league debut after being involved in a bus accident on the way to the airport, wants to prove he can stick with the Twins despite his long and unorthodox road to the Majors.
Shortstop Pedro Florimon left Thursday's 7-6 loss to the Tigers with a sprained right index finger, and he's listed as day to day. Florimon, who singled to lead off the third inning, injured his finger while sliding into third base while advancing on a single from Jamey Carroll.
Outfielder Darin Mastroianni underwent successful surgery on his left ankle on Wednesday and is expected to be out six weeks. Mastroianni, who was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday, had a bone chip in his ankle repaired in Minnesota.
Rookie outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was on the bench for a fourth straight game on Thursday, but Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he wants to get him back in the lineup on Friday against the Tigers.
Josh Willingham homered twice and drove in four runs, but the Twins couldn't hold a late lead in a 7-6 loss to the Tigers that extended their losing streak to nine games on Thursday night at Comerica Park.
Illinois kept its hopes for a Big 10 baseball tourney championship alive with a 3-2 win on Thursday at Target Field to eliminate Michigan.
The University of Minnesota provided a stylish opening for the 2013 Big Ten baseball tournament Wednesday at Target Field in the conference's first tourney to be held at a Major League ballpark.
After giving up a career-worst eight runs in just 3 2/3 innings in the Twins' 8-3 loss to the Braves on Wednesday, Vance Worley was optioned to Triple-A Rochester after the game.
The Twins made a slew of roster moves before Wednesday's game against the Braves, placing third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the 7-day disabled list with concussion-like symptoms and recalling infielder/outfielder Chris Colabello from Triple-A Rochester.
With Tuesday night's game ending just before midnight because of a 76-minute rain delay and 10 innings of play, Twins catcher Joe Mauer was held out of the starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Braves.
Mike Pelfrey's start against the Braves on Tuesday night lasted just two innings because of a 76-minute rain delay, but he is still slated to start on normal rest on Sunday against the Tigers.
Vance Worley surrendered a career-high eight earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings as the Twins dropped their eighth straight in an 8-3 loss to the Braves on Wednesday afternoon at Turner Field.
Third baseman Trevor Plouffe left Tuesday's game against the Braves in the 10th inning after being kicked in the head by second baseman Dan Uggla while trying to break up a double play.
Brian Duensing gave up a walk-off RBI single to Freddie Freeman with two outs in the 10th inning to hand the Twins a 5-4 loss to the Braves on a rainy Tuesday night that featured a 76-minute delay at Turner Field.
The Twins have the No. 4 overall selection in the Draft, which begins on June 6. It comes on the heels of the club having the No. 2 overall pick last year, when they took rising star Byron Buxton.
Right-hander Samuel Deduno, not prospect Kyle Gibson, will start against the Tigers on Friday at Comerica Park. Deduno, who was slated to start for Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, was chosen over Gibson, right-hander P.J. Walters and left-hander Andrew Albers.
By the time Caleb Thielbar checked his phone after making his Major League debut against the Braves on Monday night, he already had 81 text messages.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire shook up his lineup Tuesday night against the Braves, as Jamey Carroll got the start at second and hit leadoff while Ryan Doumit made his first start of the year in right field.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, an Okmulgee, Okla., native, said his family was unaffected by Monday's tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburbs and took the lives of at least 24 people.
Kevin Correia continued the Twins' alarming trend of their starting pitchers not going deep into games, as the right-hander struggled over just four innings in a 5-1 loss to the Braves in Interleague Play on Monday night at Turner Field.
With the Twins playing in a National League park for the first time this season, manager Ron Gardenhire had to write out his lineup without a designated hitter for the first time all year.
The Twins optioned struggling left-hander Pedro Hernandez to Triple-A Rochester on Monday and recalled left-handed reliever Caleb Thielbar from Rochester to take his place on the roster. The Twins will recall a starting pitcher for Friday's game in Detroit.