minnesota twins

Thome preaches positivity to slumping Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins brought Jim Thome back for another season to be a mentor in the clubhouse and a slugger at the plate. They didn't plan on him serving as a counselor, too.

Mauer says he's better but not strong enough yet

Joe Mauer says he's making progress and regaining strength in his legs but is still not ready to target a date when he'll be back behind the plate for Minnesota.

Inge's RBI triple in 9th lifts Tigers over Twins

Brandon Inge hit an RBI triple off the center field wall in the ninth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to their fifth win in a row, 9-7 over the slumping Minnesota Twins on Wednesday

Zumaya has screw replaced in elbow

Detroit Tigers right-hander Joel Zumaya had surgery on his pitching elbow on Tuesday and will begin six weeks of rest and rehabilitation before being reevaluated.

Tumbling Twins trying to get back on track

With a 12-23 record that's the worst in the major leagues, the defending American League Central champions are in a huge hole as the quarter mark of the season approaches.