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2019 Schedule
101-61, 1st in AL Cent

BBTN: ALCS Game 4, Maddon, Top Prospects

The Yankees need Masahiro Tanaka to be a "silent assassin" in tonight's Game 4 against Houston, says ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton, who also discusses New York's inability to drive in runs, how poor weather conditions will impact tonight's game, Joe Maddon's fit with the Angels and more (6:39). Sarah Langs also plays "The Numbers Game" (21:34) and Keith Law talks about some of the game's top prospects and how they'll affect the futures of teams like the Rays, Twins, Rangers and Mariners (29:41).

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Sources: Twins expected to pick up Cruz option

Nelson Cruz, who became just the third player in team history to hit 40 home runs, is expected to remain with the Twins for 2020 when they exercise their $12 million option, sources told ESPN.

This Just In  

Twins are nearing an extension with one of the team's top baseball executives, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney. The source said that Twins executive vice president and chief baseball officer Derek Falvey could soon have a new deal that keeps him in Minnesota moving forward. Falvey, 36, had been considered a natural candidate to run the Boston Red Sox's baseball operations, given the respect for him in the game and his Massachusetts roots.

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Twins enter offseason with pride after record year

One bad playoff series against the Yankees can't erase the consistency, resiliency and success displayed by the Twins as they won the AL Central division for the first time since 2010.


BBTN: Scherzer's Effort, Clutch Hitting, Numbers Game

Max Scherzer wills himself and the Nationals to a Wednesday Game 5 showdown against the Dodgers, who Buster and Dave Schoenfield say face more pressure to win than any other playoff team (16:34). They also discuss Houston's decision to start Justin Verlander today, Yadier Molina's clutch gene and why they're happy Stephen Strasburg will get the ball tomorrow against Walker Buehler. Plus, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (38:45).


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: The New York Yankees celebrate their ALDS sweep at Target Field.


Torres leads Yankees to 5-1 win and sweep of Twins

Gleyber Torres got New York going with a second-inning home run, scored on each of his two doubles and made a pair of sparkling defensive plays, fueling the Yankees to a 5-1 victory over Minnesota on Monday night to finish yet another sweep of the...

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán, Torii Hunter, Michael Cuddyer, Nick Swisher, and Mr. October, Reggie Jackson.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

There's a partial power outage inside the Yankees clubhouse; Aaron Boone said "it always happens here" and added it didn't affect their preparation.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone told us that if there's a Game 4 tomorrow, Chad Green, J.A. Happ and James Paxton could all be a part of the game tomorrow, though they don't have a specific plan.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Two Twins legends: Tony Oliva and Rod Carew.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: A wide smile for Edwin Encarnación when asked about his success at Target Field, where he has 17 career-HR, tied with Salvador Pérez for most home runs by an opponent at the stadium since it opened in 2010. Carlos Santana is second with 16 HR.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

October ready.


BBTN: Clutch Braves, LAD's Dominance, Cap Talk

The Braves pull off a stunning comeback and the Dodgers shell Patrick Corbin. Buster and Tim Kurkjian recap a wild divisional series weekend by discussing Atlanta's clutch gene, the Yankees' plate discipline, if the Rays can salvage a game against the confident Astros and more (14:22). Plus, ESPN's Alden Gonzalez previews tonight's Dodgers/Nationals Game 4 (34:04) and Todd Radom joins for a playoff-themed "Cap Talk" (42:56).


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Reggie Willits, the Yankees First Base Coach/Outfield Instructor works with Aaron Judge to show him how the ball reacts off the stone and sign behind home plate at Target Field. Most position players came out to work with the coaches to see the ball bounce off the backstop, which is unique by having that combination of a sign that protrudes a bit and the stone wall.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Severino told me about pitching at Target Field tomorrow in Game 3 of the ALDS: "This place is special to me. My first experience pitching in a major league stadium was here, in the Futures Game in 2014. It's a tremendous stadium with incredible fans. I am very much looking forward to it."

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2702nd
On Base Percentage.3386th
Slugging Percentage.4942nd
Earned Run Average4.189th
Quality Starts67Tied-10th