Twins players wear masks during batting practice Friday. Saturday’s game was called off.

Twins' COVID-19 issues force postponement of Saturday's game at Angels

The game was called off to allow for continued testing and contact tracing involving members of the Twins.

Twins clobbered 10-3 by Angels in opening game of West Coast road trip

April 17
Shohei Ohtani of the Angels slid past Twins catcher Mitch Garver to score Friday night.
Punctuated by Justin Upton's grand slam, the top of the Angels' batting order was a thorn in the Twins' side all game, breezing to a series-opening win.

Reusse: Caution would have made Baldelli a great doctor, but ... he's a manager

April 17
Rocco Baldelli
A lament about the Twins manager giving his players a lot of "time off their feet," and the problems that Rocco Baldelli has created by being so cautious.
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April 17
Twins players wear masks during batting practice amid the COVID-19 pandemic, before a game against the Angels on Friday

Twins dodge a COVID curveball before series opener in Anaheim

A positive COVID-19 test threw the Twins into a contact-tracing frenzy, which ultimately sent a handful of people back to the hotel as a precaution.
Twins
April 17

Friday's Twins-Angels game recap

A look back at Friday night's game.
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April 16
Lewis Thorpe

Thorpe makes season debut as Twins open series against Angels

Byron Buxton remains out of the Twins lineup because of hamstring strain, while manager Rocco Baldelli, without going into details, said the team is also dealing with more COVID-19 issues.
Twins
April 16
Miguel Sanó rounded third after hitting an upper-deck home run in the sixth inning.

Twins end 'tough week' by snapping losing streak after bullpen blows lead

The Twins left Target Field in a good mood after playing through the loss of a 3-0 lead and a pregame virus scare. They snapped a five-game losing streak and ended Boston's winning streak at nine.
Twins
April 15
Twins manger Rocco Baldelli

Twins' false positive COVID test makes for stressful day

At least for a while, postponing Thursday's Twins game and even the weekend series in Anaheim could not be ruled out. But after a morning of uncertainty, the result was determined to be a false positive.
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Twins
April 15
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani

Twins-L.A. Angels series preview

The Angels (7-5) are second in the AL West. Shohei Ohtani has four homers, 12 RBI and is hitting .340; he isn't scheduled to pitch in this series.
Twins
April 15
Miguel Sano rounded the bases after his second home run of the season and first at home.

Thursday's Twins-Boston game recap

A look back at Thursday's game.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Kansas City 7 5 .583 0 5-3 2-2 5-5
    Cleveland 7 7 .500 1 4-1 3-6 6-4
    Minnesota 6 8 .429 2 2-5 4-3 3-7
    Chicago White Sox 6 8 .429 2 3-3 3-5 5-5
    Detroit 6 9 .400 2.5 3-3 3-6 3-7
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 10 4 .714 0 4-3 6-1 9-1
    Toronto 7 7 .500 3 3-3 4-4 4-6
    Tampa Bay 7 8 .467 3.5 3-4 4-4 5-5
    Baltimore 6 8 .429 4 1-6 5-2 3-7
    NY Yankees 5 9 .357 5 3-5 2-4 3-7
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Seattle 9 5 .643 0 4-3 5-2 7-3
    LA Angels 8 5 .615 0.5 5-2 3-3 6-4
    Oakland 8 7 .533 1.5 4-6 4-1 8-2
    Houston 6 7 .462 2.5 1-5 5-2 3-7
    Texas 6 8 .429 3 2-5 4-3 5-5
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cincinnati 9 5 .643 0 7-1 2-4 6-4
    Milwaukee 7 6 .538 1.5 3-4 4-2 6-4
    St. Louis 7 7 .500 2 2-4 5-3 5-5
    Chicago Cubs 6 8 .429 3 4-4 2-4 3-7
    Pittsburgh 6 8 .429 3 4-3 2-5 5-5
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    NY Mets 6 3 .667 0 4-1 2-2 6-3
    Philadelphia 7 7 .500 1.5 6-2 1-5 3-7
    Miami 6 7 .462 2 2-5 4-2 5-5
    Washington 5 7 .417 2.5 3-3 2-4 4-6
    Atlanta 6 9 .400 3 3-4 3-5 5-5
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 12 2 .857 0 6-0 6-2 9-1
    San Francisco 8 5 .615 3.5 5-1 3-4 7-3
    San Diego 9 6 .600 3.5 4-4 5-2 6-4
    Arizona 5 10 .333 7.5 2-3 3-7 3-7
    Colorado 3 11 .214 9 3-5 0-6 2-8
  • Batting Average
    N. Cruz MIN .390
    L. Arraez MIN .304
    M. Kepler MIN .234
    J. Polanco MIN .167
    J. Cave MIN .140
  • Home Runs
    B. Buxton MIN 5
    N. Cruz MIN 4
    M. Sano MIN 2
    M. Garver MIN 2
    L. Arraez MIN 1
  • Runs Batted In
    N. Cruz MIN 10
    B. Buxton MIN 9
    M. Kepler MIN 8
    L. Arraez MIN 8
    (2) Players 6
  • Earned Run Average
    M. Pineda MIN 1.00
    K. Maeda MIN 3.07
    J. Berrios MIN 3.38
  • Wins
    J. Berrios MIN 2
    K. Maeda MIN 1
    M. Pineda MIN 1
    A. Colome MIN 1
    M. Shoemaker MIN 1
  • Strikeouts
    J. Berrios MIN 25
    M. Pineda MIN 17
    K. Maeda MIN 16
    C. Thielbar MIN 15
    (2) Players 12
  • Batting Average
    Y. Mercedes CWS .476
    Y. Gurriel HOU .422
    V. Guerrero Jr. TOR .413
    C. Mullins BAL .396
    N. Cruz MIN .390
  • Home Runs
    W. Ramos DET 6
    J. Martinez BOS 5
    B. Buxton MIN 5
    R. Devers BOS 5
    (12) Players 4
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Martinez BOS 16
    N. Lowe TEX 15
    J. Walsh LAA 13
    R. Devers BOS 13
    (4) Players 12
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Rodon CWS 0.00
    T. Glasnow TB 0.46
    D. Duffy KC 0.75
    L. Lynn CWS 0.92
    M. Pineda MIN 1.00
  • Wins
    Y. Petit OAK 3
    A. Civale CLE 3
    J. Guerra LAA 2
    C. Valdez BAL 2
    (13) Players 2
  • Saves
    I. Kennedy TEX 3
    C. Valdez BAL 3
    D. Castillo TB 3
    E. Clase CLE 3
    (9) Players 2
  • Batting Average
    B. Nimmo NYM .464
    J. Turner LAD .440
    R. Acuna Jr. ATL .429
    J. Soto WAS .350
    M. Muncy LAD .348
  • Home Runs
    R. Acuna Jr. ATL 7
    R. McMahon COL 6
    E. Escobar ARI 5
    T. Naquin CIN 5
    N. Castellanos CIN 5
  • Runs Batted In
    R. Acuna Jr. ATL 16
    J. Turner LAD 15
    T. Naquin CIN 14
    Z. McKinstry LAD 13
    (2) Players 12
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Ross WAS 0.00
    J. Musgrove SD 0.47
    C. Burnes MIL 0.49
    J. deGrom NYM 0.64
    F. Peralta MIL 0.69
  • Wins
    C. Brogdon PHI 3
    J. Cueto SF 2
    C. Kershaw LAD 2
    J. Tomlin ATL 2
    (17) Players 2
  • Saves
    J. McGee SF 6
    M. Melancon SD 5
    K. Jansen LAD 3
    C. Kimbrel CHC 3
    (3) Players 3
  • Thursday, April 15
    Philadelphia @ NY Mets Atlanta 7, Miami 6, F Seattle 4, Baltimore 2, F
    San Diego 8, Pittsburgh 3, F Minnesota 4, Boston 3, F Cleveland 4, Chicago White Sox 2, F
    Seattle 2, Baltimore 1, F Arizona 11, Washington 6, F Texas 6, Tampa Bay 4, F
    Kansas City 7, Toronto 5, F Oakland 8, Detroit 4, F LA Dodgers 7, Colorado 5, F
  • Friday, April 16
    Atlanta 5, Chicago Cubs 2, F Tampa Bay 8, NY Yankees 2, F Philadelphia 9, St. Louis 2, F
    Washington 1, Arizona 0, F Chicago White Sox @ Boston Cincinnati 10, Cleveland 3, F
    Miami 4, San Francisco 1, F Baltimore 5, Texas 2, F Toronto @ Kansas City
    Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 1, F NY Mets @ Colorado LA Angels 10, Minnesota 3, F
    Oakland 3, Detroit 0, F LA Dodgers 11, San Diego 6, F Seattle 6, Houston 5, F
  • Today, April 17
    Tampa Bay 6, NY Yankees 3, F Washington 6, Arizona 2, F Toronto 5, Kansas City 1, F
    Chicago Cubs 13, Atlanta 4, F Boston 7, Chicago White Sox 4, F St. Louis 9, Philadelphia 4, F
    Oakland 7, Detroit 0, F Cincinnati 3, Cleveland 2, F NY Mets 4, Colorado 3, F
    Kansas City 3, Toronto 2, F San Francisco 5, Miami 3, Top 7th Texas 1, Baltimore 0, Bottom 5th
    Milwaukee 7, Pittsburgh 1, Top 5th NY Mets 0, Colorado 0, Bottom 1st LA Dodgers @ San Diego
    Minnesota @ LA Angels Houston @ Seattle
  • Sunday, April 18
    Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees St. Louis @ Philadelphia Arizona @ Washington
    Chicago White Sox @ Boston Cleveland @ Cincinnati San Francisco @ Miami
    Toronto @ Kansas City Pittsburgh @ Milwaukee Baltimore @ Texas
    NY Mets @ Colorado Minnesota @ LA Angels Detroit @ Oakland
    LA Dodgers @ San Diego Houston @ Seattle Chicago White Sox @ Boston
    Atlanta @ Chicago Cubs
  • Monday, April 19
    Chicago White Sox @ Boston San Francisco @ Philadelphia St. Louis @ Washington
    Tampa Bay @ Kansas City Texas @ LA Angels Minnesota @ Oakland
    Milwaukee @ San Diego LA Dodgers @ Seattle
  • Tuesday, April 20
    LA Dodgers @ Seattle Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Atlanta @ NY Yankees
    Arizona @ Cincinnati Pittsburgh @ Detroit Baltimore @ Miami
    San Francisco @ Philadelphia St. Louis @ Washington Toronto @ Boston
    NY Mets @ Chicago Cubs Tampa Bay @ Kansas City Houston @ Colorado
    Texas @ LA Angels Minnesota @ Oakland Milwaukee @ San Diego
  • Wednesday, April 21
    San Francisco @ Philadelphia Baltimore @ Miami Houston @ Colorado
    Minnesota @ Oakland St. Louis @ Washington Texas @ LA Angels
    Milwaukee @ San Diego Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland Atlanta @ NY Yankees
    Arizona @ Cincinnati Pittsburgh @ Detroit Toronto @ Boston
    NY Mets @ Chicago Cubs Tampa Bay @ Kansas City
  • Thursday, April 22
    Arizona @ Cincinnati Pittsburgh @ Detroit NY Yankees @ Cleveland
    Seattle @ Boston NY Mets @ Chicago Cubs LA Angels @ Houston
    Miami @ San Francisco San Diego @ LA Dodgers
The Twins Beat
April 15
Shaun Anderson

Twins call up Shaun Anderson, send Cody Stashak to St. Paul site

Byron Buxton and Josh Donaldson are not in the lineup for the series finale against Boston.
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April 15
Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath walks off the field after the first half of an MLS playoff Western Conference final soccer match against the

Podcast: Loons season preview and unexpected trouble for the Twins

Loons midfielder Wil Trapp and soccer writer Jerry Zgoda join the Daily Delivery to preview the 2021 season.
Twins
April 15
Andrelton Simmons

Simmons tests positive for COVID, ordered to quarantine

The Twins undertook contact tracing and additional tests for players and staff, and found no other infections. Simmons wasn't vaccinated when most of his teammates were.
Twins
April 15
Twins starting pitcher Kenta Maeda reacted as he was pulled from the game by Twins manager Rocco Baldelli

Aces falter, bats stay cool; hot Red Sox extend Twins losing streak

The Twins extended their losing streak to five games despite having their top pitchers start the doubleheader and Josh Donaldson back in the lineup.
Twins
April 15
Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano (22) looked back after getting out on a pop fly to Boston Red Sox first baseman Bobby Dalbec (23) in the sec

Scoggins: Twins sticking with Sano. But how long can that last?

Miguel Sano's at-bats have become frustrating to watch. His batting average is the worst in the league and he has six times as many strikeouts as hits.
Business
April 15
Twins officials Derek Falvey, back row, and, in the front, Joe Pohlad, left, and Jim Pohlad watched a Twins scrimmage at Target Field last July.

Twins, Techstars launching new business accelerator in Minneapolis

The program will be the first of its kind in Minnesota sports, and just the second to be operated and funded by an MLB team
Twins
April 14

Wednesday's Twins-Boston doubleheader recap

A look back at Wednesday afternoon's games.
Wolves
April 14
Maybe Alex Rodriguez can help bring some new energy to Minnesota and our local sports.

Reusse: Maybe Alex Rodriguez, of all people, can help restore Minnesota pride

Awful week, awful year. A-Rod? Awful past, but it's time we tried something new.
Twins
April 13
Boston’s Hunter Renfroe celebrated with third base coach Carlos Febles after hitting a home run during the fifth inning Tuesday

Amid flurries, Twins lose third in a row, this time to Red Sox

Bobby Dalbec led the Boston offense with a pair of run-scoring doubles.
Twins
April 13
Byron Buxton stood for a moment of silence to honor Daunte Wright before the Twins took on the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday

Twins ask for moment of silence for Daunte Wright before their game

Rocco Baldelli said Twins players supported the organization's move to postpone Monday's game, and expressed admiration for former Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks, who elected to individually sit out of the Yankees game Monday after Wright's death.
Twins
April 13
Jorge Polanco was hit by a pitch in the third inning.

Tuesday's Twins-Boston game recap

A look back at Tuesday's game.
The Twins Beat
April 13
Nelson Cruz was scratched from the Twins lineup because of illness today.

Twins will play Red Sox today, and have a doubleheader tomorrow

Monday's game was postponed in the wake of the Daunte's Wright death. The Wolves and Wild also called off their games Monday.
Sports
April 13
Podcast: La Velle E. Neal III and U assistant Dave Thorson on Daily Delivery

Podcast: La Velle E. Neal III and U assistant Dave Thorson on Daily Delivery

Columnist La Velle E. Neal III joined Daily Delivery to talk through his piece on three postponed Minnesota home games Monday. Later on, new Gophers men's basketball assistant coach Dave Thorson was on to talk about his career path and hopes for in-state recruiting.