The win increased Minnesota's lead in the American League Central to 2 1/2 games over the Cleveland Indians, who lost earlier Saturday to the New York Yankees.

Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run, go-ahead home run in the seventh inning, and Max Kepler also homered to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Coon Rapids/Andover and Bowling Green teams shared a bus from Indianapolis to Williamsport after qualifying for the Little League Baseball World Series.

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EAGAN -- Chad Beebe took off in a dead sprint between fields during Thursday’s practice at TCO Performance Center with only a few moments to catch his breath.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ariel Atkins had 18 points and Emma Meesseman came off the bench to score 17 as the Washington Mystics stretched their winning streak to five games with an 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday, Aug. 16, in Minneapolis.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Devin Smeltzer threw 71 pitches on Thursday night, Aug. 15, in Texas, helping save the Twins from tapping into their bullpen, and saving the game in the process. He knew what was coming next: A return trip to Triple-A was on the horizon for a fresh arm.

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Luis Arraez, Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario each homered and Marwin Gonzalez went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs as the Minnesota Twins jumped out to an 11-0 lead and cruised to a 13-6 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night, Aug. 15.

MILWAUKEE -- The Minnesota Twins are inching along on their way to full health: Reliever Sam Dyson was activated from the injured list on Tuesday, starting pitcher Michael Pineda looks like he will throw against the Rangers this week and designated hitter Nelson Cruz is scheduled to taking b…

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