Despite going 0 for 4 the Minnesota Twins beat the Rangers 4-3 Sunday and ended a five-game losing streak: The 21-year-old Buxton joined the Twins from Double-A. He batted ninth and played center, filling out a depleted Minnesota outfield.
The Royals beat the Twins by a score of 7-2 on Wednesday, a night spiced up in the eighth inning by an ejection of Torii Hunter that preceded his equipment-throwing tantrum.
The Twins have two of the top prospects in baseball in their farm system in Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, but they’ll probably start the season in the Minors. Until they reach MLB, the club can still be excited by the arrival of Vargas, who right at the start of 2015 should bring a pure power presence the Twins were really lacking for much of last season.
Torii Hunter is coming back to the place it all began. Hunter agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract to return to the Minnesota Twins.
Giants Snacks has inked a deal with its third MLB team, becoming the official provider of sunflower seeds for the Rangers after previous deals with the Twins and Rockies.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.
The star pitcher allowed just four hits over eight sharp innings and the Texas Rangers beat Minnesota 5-0 on Saturday.
With a few switches in the order and an impressive performance by starter Nick Tepesch, the Rangers ended their longest losing streak in nearly nine years.
It’s been almost two weeks since the Texas Rangers won a game. On Friday. they welcome the struggling Twins, who have lost 8-straight road games.
Leonys Martin doubled twice and scored three times, including the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Thursday to win their second straight four-game series on the road.
Joe Saunders pitched five scoreless innings and Luis Sardinas drove in the only run of the game to lift the Rangers to a 1-0 victory over the Twins on Wednesday night.
Joakim Soria bobbled a ball with two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth inning, allowing the winning run to score in Minnesota’s 4-3 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.