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85-77, 2nd in AL Cent
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Molitor happy to put uncertainty behind him

A bleary-eyed Paul Molitor walked into a season-ending meeting with executives Derek Falvey and Thad Levine less than 10 hours after the Minnesota Twins fell to the New York Yankees in the AL wild-card game.

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Keith Law

Law: Prospects to watch in the Arizona Fall League

A former top pick who missed nearly all of this season due to thoracic outlet syndrome highlights the Twins' inclusions on the Surprise Saguaros' roster this fall.

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Twins bringing Molitor back on new 3-year deal

The Twins announced Monday that manager Paul Molitor is getting a new 3-year deal that keeps him under contract through 2020. The Twins went 85-77 this season, becoming the first team to make the playoffs after losing at least 100 games the year before.

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Hank Aaron Award finalists announced

The Hank Aaron Award recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Finalists for all 30 teams were revealed Monday.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Ervin Santana. Luis Severino. Jon Gray. Zack Greinke. Your A.L. and N.L. Wild Card starting pitchers. The quartet lasted a grand total of 7 innings while allowing a combined 15 earned runs. Playoff baseball.


BBTN: Yanks Come Back, Playoff Preview, Braves' Debacle

Buster Olney and Keith Law discuss the re-energized Yankees, break down the rest of the playoff series and more. Plus, David O'Brien on the Braves' front office situation and Alex Speier with some "Inside Heat" on the Red Sox-Astros ALDS.


David Ross Talks Yankees Vs. Twins and More.

ESPN MLB analyst David Ross recaps the Yankees-Twins action, Gary Sanchez taking an unfortunate foul tip to the private and soldiering on, the art of today's pitching and more.

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Unlucky 13: Twins tie mark for postseason skid

The Twins faced an unfortunate déjà vu on Tuesday, as they lost their record-tying 13th straight postseason game, with 10 of those defeats coming against the Yankees.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Yankee Stadium was absolutely electric Tuesday night -- and the hero of the AL wild-card game, Aaron Judge, noticed. "I was feeding off the crowd all night. They came in force tonight. They were behind us even when we were down early. I was just feeding off them," the rookie slugger said in the champagne-soaked clubhouse after the game. "I can't really describe it to be honest. The couple games I've played, Yankees-Red Sox here, it was pretty electric, it was probably the best crowds I've seen. But this was times 10, times 20 that."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Twins manager Paul Molitor congratulates Yankees manager Joe Girardi outside the interview room.


Gregorius, Judge, bullpen rally wild-card Yanks past Twins

Didi Gregorius' 3-run homer tied the score after the Twins chased Luis Severino in the first inning, a pumped-up Aaron Judge hit a two-run shot in his postseason debut and the Yankees were rescued by their bullpen in an 8-4 win in the AL wild-card game.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Yankees' Luis Severino was the 17th starting pitcher in postseason history to throw 1/3 innings or less and allow three or more earned runs. Of the previous 16, only once did the pitcher's team win that game. Vic Aldridge of the Pirates allowed four earned runs in 1/3 innings in Game 7 of the 1925 World Series, but his team rallied to defeat the Senators 9-7.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Twins' CF Byron Buxton left the game with upper back tightness. He hit his back making a great leaping catch and crashing into the wall in the second.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

A big blow for the Twins tonight and possibly if they advance: CF Byron Buxton is out of the game after hitting the wall hard on a second inning Todd Frazier drive. Buxton leaped and crashed into the padded wall. In his place, the Twins have Zack Granite in center.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Uh-oh, big blow for the Twins as Byron Buxton is out of the game, no doubt from crashing into the wall back in the second inning. Zack Granite takes over in center field, an obvious downgrade for the Twins both on defense and at the plate, where Buxton has the power to run into something while Granite hit one HR in 93 at-bats.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

If there was one player who may have been below the radar nationally for the Yankees, it was Greg Bird. The young Yankee first baseman, who has been mostly hurt the past two seasons, had an excellent September. That's now extended into October as he drove in a go-ahead run with a two-out line single that made it so the Yankees did not waste Gary Sanchez' third inning leadoff double off the Twins' Jose Berrios.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2609th
On Base Percentage.3347th
Slugging Percentage.43412th
Earned Run Average4.5919th
Quality Starts62Tied-24th