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Oakland, Crisp Beat Twins 5-1

The Twins lost the rubber game of the 3-game series at Oakland against the Athletics Wednesday afternoon. CoCo Crisp went 3-3 with a homerun and 2 RBIs for the Athletics. Tommy Millone threw 8 innings with 2 hits and 1 earned run allowed to get the win. Liam Hendriks allowed 6 hits and 4 earned runs allowed in 5 innings to take the loss and drop to 0-6. Matt Carson had 2 of the 3 Twins hits.

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Oakland, Anderson Down Twins 4-1

Oakland starter Brett Anderson silenced the Twins for 7 innings in the A's 4-1 win over the Twins in Oakland Tuesday night. Anderson allowed just 4 hits and 1 earned run in 7 innings to get the win. This was his first start since coming back from elbow surgery. Cole DeVries allowed 6 hits and 2 earned runs allowed in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss and drop to 2-5.

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Twins Recall Hendriks; He’ll start Wednesday

The Twins have recalled righthander Liam Hendriks from triple-A Rochester to replace Nick Blackburn in the starting rotation. This will be his 3rd stint with the Twins this season. He was 0-5 with a 7.04 in 38 1/3 innings while with Minnesota. For triple-A Rochester he was 9-3 with a 2.20 ERA in 106 1/3 innings. Hendriks is expected to start against the A's on Wednesday afternoon.

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Twins End Skid With Win Over A’s 7-2

The Twins ended their 5-game losing streak with a 7-2 win at Oakland Monday night. Oakland's 4-game win streak is snapped. Brian Duensing threw 6 innings with 5 hits and 2 runs (1 earned) to earn the win and improve to 3-8. Joe Mauer and Josh Willingham were each 3-5 with 2 RBIs, Darin Mastroianni went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs and Pedro Florimon went 3-3 with 3 runs scored for the Twins.

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Twins Take Blackburn and Nishioka Off 40-Man Roster

The Twins took starting pitcher Nick Blackburn and infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka off the 40-man roster. Both players cleared waivers and were re-assigned to triple-A Rochester. Blackburn was 4-9 with a 7.39 ERA in 19 starts for the Twins this season. Blackburn is due $4.75 Million this season. Both players are unlikely to return to the major league team this season.

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Mariners Complete Sweep of Twins 5-1

The Twins lost 5-1 at Seattle Sunday and were swept away in the 3-game series. The Twins have lost 5 straight games. Blake Beavan threw 5 1/3 innings with 7 hits and 1 earned runs to get the win and Sam Deduno allowed 5 hits and 2 earned runs allowed to take the loss. Deduno also walked 6. Trevor Plouffe drove in the lone Twins' run with a sacrifice fly and Ryan Doumit had 2 hits for Minnesota.

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Mariners Edge Twins 3-2

Diamond threw 6 2/3 innings with 9 hits and 2 earned runs allowed and didn't figure in the final decision. John Jaso hit the game-winning sacrifice fly in the 9th inning off Casey Fien but Tyler Robertson takes the loss for the Twins. Matt Carson was 3-4 and Pedor Florimon was 2-3 for the Twins. Justin Morneau and Joe Maer each had 1 RBI.

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Mariners Down Twins 5-3

The Twins lost 5-3 at Seattle against the Mariners Friday night. Hasashi Iwakuma threw 7 innings with 4 hits and 1 earned run allowed to get the win for the Mariners. Nick Blackburn allowed 11 hits and 5 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings to take the loss for the Twins. Joe Mauer went 2-4 with a solo homerun and Josh Willingham hit a solo homerun, his 31st. Matt Carson in his Twins' debut was 1-4 with 1 RBI and Pedro Florimon in his Twins' debut was 0-3.

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Twins to Callup Carson; Activate Swarzak

The Twins have activated righthanded relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak from the 15-day disabled list and are expected to call up corner outfielder 31-year old Matt Carson from triple-A Rochester. Swarzak has been on the disabled list since July 25 with a right rotator cuff strain. Carson is hitting .277 with 14 homeruns and 49 RBIs at triple-A Rochester.

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Tigers, Scherzer Beat Twins 5-1

The Twins lost 5-1 at home against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday afternoon. Max Scherzer threw 7 shutout innings with 4 hits and 2 walks allowed with 10 strikeouts to get the win. Cole DeVries allowed 8 hits and 4 earned runs in 4 innings to take the loss and drop to 2-4. Miguel Cabrera hit his 30th homerun this season and has become the 1st Tigers player to hit 30 or more homeruns in 5 straight seasons.

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