If anyone needed a game-winning hit in extra innings, it was Aaron Hicks.
The once-prized Minnesota Twins prospect stroked an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th and Phil Hughes struck out eight in six innings to help beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in the series finale on Thursday.
Ron Gardenhire became the 10th manager in major league history to win 1,000 games with the same team on Saturday as Minnesota, staked to an early lead by Brian Dozier's homer on the game's second pitch, beat the Cleveland Indians 7-3.
The Minnesota Twins have added Paul Molitor to their coaching staff, assigning him supervision of the team's base running, bunting, infield instruction and positioning as well as assistance with in-game strategy.
Ron Gardenhire isn't going anywhere, as the Minnesota Twins are ready to give the manager a two-year extension, sources told ESPN's Jim Bowden. Gardenhire has been with the Twins for 12 seasons, which makes him the second-longest tenured manager in the big leagues, behind the Los Angel…
After the Minnesota Twins fumbled, stumbled and whiffed their way through one last miserable defeat in a season full of them, many of the players walked up to manager Ron Gardenhire to give him one last handshake or hug.
The Cleveland Indians moved into sole possession of the AL wild-card lead on the next-to-last scheduled day of the regular season, beating the Minnesota Twins 5-1 Saturday behind Scott Kazmir's strong start to extend their winning streak to nine.