Royce Lewis’ sizzling return has Twins rolling into series with Rays

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Royce Lewis is making up for lost time with the Minnesota Twins. Lewis missed 58 games this season as he recovered from a severe right quadriceps injury sustained in the season opener. The third baseman returned June 4 and has shined at the plate ever since. The talented 25-year-old will look to maintain his hot streak when the Twins open a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in Minneapolis. “I love

Twins’ even-keeled approach paying off vs. Athletics

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Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli appreciates his team’s even-keeled demeanor. If the Twins are winning, they don’t get overconfident. If they’re losing, they don’t panic. Baldelli will look for his players to maintain the same approach when they play against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday afternoon in the third installment of a four-game series. The Twins have won the first two games of the series, including a 6-5 victory in 10 innings on Friday night.

Twins hope Carlos Correa stays hot vs. Athletics

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Carlos Correa is feeling reflective amid one of the hottest stretches of his career. The veteran shortstop has eight hits in his past two games. He is batting .404 (21-for-52) with two homers and 16 RBIs in his past 13 games. “I’m glad it’s here with the Minnesota Twins,” Correa said. “Ever since I got here, they made me feel like I’m one of their own. I feel part of this big family already. I’m

After offensive breakout, Twins open series with A’s

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The Minnesota Twins will look to ride the momentum of a sterling offensive performance when they open a four-game series against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday in Minneapolis. Carlos Correa collected a career-high five of the Twins’ 24 hits in the team’s 19-7 victory over the visiting Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon. The hit total was Minnesota’s highest in a game since June 13, 2017, when the Twins rolled up 28 in a 20-7 romp

Rockies, facing Twins, shoot for rare series win

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The Colorado Rockies finally found a spark on offense. Now, they hope that spark can develop into a series victory and the beginning of a hot streak. Colorado will try to secure its first series win since late May when it faces the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon in Minneapolis. The Rockies are coming off a 5-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday night, which evened the three-game series at one win apiece to set

Rockies look to get bats going vs. Twins

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When Royce Lewis feels healthy, baseballs tend to feel pain. The Minnesota Twins’ talented 25-year-old homered in his return to the lineup last week after missing two-plus months because of a strained quadriceps. He homered again as the team returned home Monday for the first time since he was activated. On Tuesday night, Lewis will look to do more of the same as Minnesota aims for back-to-back wins over the Colorado Rockies to start a

Home after tough trip, Twins take on lowly Rockies

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The Minnesota Twins are eager to open a 10-game homestand when they face the Colorado Rockies for a three-game series starting Monday night in Minneapolis. For the previous nine games, the Twins have been on the road. They went 3-6 against the Houston Astros, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates. Minnesota, which was shut out in back-to-back games Friday and Saturday against Pittsburgh, erupted for seven runs in the 10th inning of Sunday’s 11-5 win.

Surging Pirates look to complete sweep vs. tumbling Twins

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After turning boos into cheers with a single at-bat, Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Rowdy Tellez is hoping to carry the momentum into the rest of the season. Tellez and the Pirates aim for a three-game sweep of the visiting Minnesota Twins on Sunday after recording consecutive shutouts. Tellez homered and drove in three runs in Saturday’s 4-0 victory to help Pittsburgh win for the fifth time in its past seven games. Minnesota has lost five

Once again, Twins look to end a losing streak

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Leaving their perennial tormentors behind wasn’t enough for the Minnesota Twins to avoid extending another losing streak in their roller coaster season Friday night. The Twins will look to snap their latest skid Saturday afternoon, when they visit the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle game of a three-game interleague series. Simeon Woods Richardson (2-0, 3.05 ERA) is slated to start for the Twins against fellow right-hander Carmen Mlodzinski (0-2, 6.75), who will serve as an

Twins look to halt Pirates starter Mitch Keller’s win streak

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Pittsburgh right-hander Mitch Keller will look to win his sixth straight start on Friday night when the Pirates open a three-game series against the visiting Minnesota Twins. The Pirates were unsuccessful in their bid for a three-game series sweep of the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers, taking an 11-7 loss on Thursday. The Twins, meanwhile, fell 8-5 to the host New York Yankees, who completed a three-game series sweep and a six-game sweep of the teams’