2015 Minnesota Twins
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Record83–79 (.512)
Divisional place2nd
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Owner(s)Jim Pohlad
General manager(s)Terry Ryan
Manager(s)Paul Molitor
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The 2015 Minnesota Twins season was the 55th season for the franchise in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, their sixth season at Target Field and the 115th overall in the American League. The team finished second in the AL Central with an 83–79 record, their best overall result since the 2010 season, which was the last year they made the playoffs. The team remained in the running for a wild card berth in the American League playoffs until losing Game 161 (their second to last). They would eventually win a wild card berth two years later, in 2017. In between, however, the team lost 103 games.

After seven years away, outfielder Torii Hunter returned for his twelfth year as a Twin. Lauded rookies Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton arrived from the minors; each tallied their first big-league hit, home run and run batted in. In Rosario's case, he did all three on May 6 on the first big-league pitch he saw, just the twenty-ninth player in history to do so.[1] In May, the Twins had a month record of 20-7, which was the best month for the franchise since June 1991, the last year they won the World Series.

Offseason

October 30: Jared Burton becomes a free agent.

Week of November 11: Signed 4 players to a minor league contract and invited 3 of them to Spring training.

November 20: Signed 3 players to a minor league contract (2 with a Spring training invite) and promoted 4 players from the minors.

November 25: Sent Anthony Swarzak to the minors.

December 3: Signed Torii Hunter to a one-year, $10.5 million contract.

December 5: Signed Shane Robinson to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring training.

December 11: Drafted J. R. Graham.

December 13: Signed Ervin Santana and Carlos Paulino (minor league contract) while sending Chris Parmelee to the minors.

Week of December 15: Signed 5 players to a minor league contract (1 with an invite to Spring training) and invited 11 others to Spring training.

December 23: Signed Tim Stauffer.

December 31: Signed Blaine Boyer to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring training.

Week of January 7: Signed 3 players to a minor league contract.

Season standings

American League Central

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 95 67 0.586 51–30 44–37
Minnesota Twins 83 79 0.512 12 46–35 37–44
Cleveland Indians 81 80 0.503 13½ 39–41 42–39
Chicago White Sox 76 86 0.469 19 40–41 36–45
Detroit Tigers 74 87 0.460 20½ 38–43 36–44


American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Kansas City Royals 95 67 0.586
Toronto Blue Jays 93 69 0.574
Texas Rangers 88 74 0.543


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 87 75 0.537 +1
Houston Astros 86 76 0.531
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 85 77 0.525 1
Minnesota Twins 83 79 0.512 3
Cleveland Indians 81 80 0.503
Baltimore Orioles 81 81 0.500 5
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 0.494 6
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 8
Chicago White Sox 76 86 0.469 10
Seattle Mariners 76 86 0.469 10
Detroit Tigers 74 87 0.460 11½
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 18


Record against opponents

2015 AL Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 11–8 3–3 5–1 4–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 0–7 10–9 6–1 3–3 10–9 1–6 8–11 12–8
Boston 8–11 3–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 4–3 2–5 2–5 8–11 5–1 4–3 9–10 2–5 10–9 13–7
Chicago 3–3 4–3 10–9 9–10 5–1 7–12 4–3 6–13 2–5 5–2 4–3 1–5 3–3 4–3 9–11
Cleveland 1–5 4–2 9–10 7–11 5–2 9–10 4–2 7–12 5–2 3–4 4–3 5–2 3–3 3–4 12–8
Detroit 3–4 2–4 10–9 11–7 3–4 9–10 1–6 11–8 2–5 2–4 4–3 3–3 2–5 2–4 9–11
Houston 4–3 4–2 1–5 2–5 4–3 4–2 10–9 3–3 4–3 10–9 12–7 2–5 6–13 4–3 16–4
Kansas City 4–3 3–4 12–7 10–9 10–9 2–4 6–1 12–7 2–4 5–1 4–2 6–1 3–4 3–4 13–7
Los Angeles 4–2 5–2 3–4 2–4 6–1 9–10 1–6 5–2 2–4 11–8 12–7 3–3 12–7 2–5 8–12
Minnesota 7–0 5–2 13–6 12–7 8–11 3–3 7–12 2–5 1–5 4–3 4–3 4–2 3–3 2–5 8–12
New York 9–10 11–8 5–2 2–5 5–2 3–4 4–2 4–2 5–1 3–4 5–1 12–7 2–5 6–13 11–9
Oakland 1–6 1–5 2–5 4–3 4–2 9–10 1–5 8–11 3–4 4–3 6–13 3–4 10–9 1–5 11–9
Seattle 3–3 3–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 7–12 2–4 7–12 3–4 1–5 13–6 4–3 12–7 4–2 8–12
Tampa Bay 9–10 10–9 5–1 2–5 3–3 5–2 1–6 3–3 2–4 7–12 4–3 3–4 2–5 10–9 14–6
Texas 6–1 5–2 3–3 3–3 5–2 13–6 4–3 7–12 3–3 5–2 9–10 7–12 5–2 2–4 11–9
Toronto 11–8 9–10 3–4 4–3 4–2 3–4 4–3 5–2 5–2 13–6 5–1 2–4 9–10 4–2 12–8


Season summary

New manager Paul Molitor oversaw a winning season (83-79) for his Minnesota club, following four consecutive seasons of 90 or more losses under previous manager Ron Gardenhire.

2.22 million fans attended Twins games at Target Field, the ninth highest total in the American League.

The season brought some "Twins' firsts" and broke or matched several longstanding club records:[2]

Two Twins made the All-Star Game: relief pitcher Glen Perkins and second baseman Brian Dozier. In the eighth inning, Dozier pinch hit and homered off Mark Melancon in his only at-bat in Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. Perkins pitched the ninth inning in the AL's 6-3 win.

Pitchers Phil Hughes and Kyle Gibson each finished with eleven wins for tops in the Win column. No pitcher lost more than eleven games. Eight Twins finished with ten or more homers.[3]

Game log

2015 Game Log (83−76)[4]
April: 10–12 (Home: 6–4 ; Away: 4–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 6 @ Tigers 0−4 Price (1−0) Hughes (0−1) Nathan (1) 45,030 0–1
2 April 8 @ Tigers 0−11 Sánchez (1−0) Nolasco (0−1) 28,280 0−2
3 April 9 @ Tigers 1–7 Greene (1−0) Gibson (0−1) 26,782 0–3
4 April 10 @ White Sox 6–0 Milone (1−0) Noesí (0−1) Duensing (1) 38,533 1–3
5 April 11 @ White Sox 4–5 Duke (1−0) Boyer (0−1) Robertson (1) 22,317 1–4
6 April 12 @ White Sox 2–6 Sale (1−0) Hughes (0−2) 23,057 1–5
7 April 13 Royals 3–12 Duffy (1−0) May (0−1) 40,123 1–6
8 April 15 Royals 3–1 Gibson (1−1) Vólquez (1−1) Perkins (1) 21,362 2–6
9 April 16 Royals 8–5 Milone (2−0) Vargas (1−1) Perkins (2) 17,449 3–6
10 April 17 Indians 3–2 (11) Boyer (1−1) Shaw (0−1) 21,307 4–6
11 April 18 Indians 2–4 Salazar (1−0) Hughes (0−3) Allen (3) 23,949 4–7
12 April 19 Indians 7–2 May (1−1) House (0−2) 17,923 5–7
13 April 20 @ Royals 1–7 Vólquez (2−1) Gibson (1−2) 20,393 5–8
14 April 21 @ Royals 5–6 Young (1–0) Fien (0–1) Davis (3) 20,990 5–9
15 April 22 @ Royals 3–0 Pelfrey (1–0) Guthrie (1–1) Perkins (3) 24,721 6–9
16 April 24 @ Mariners 0–2 Hernández (3–0) Hughes (0–4) 25,215 6–10
17 April 25 @ Mariners 8–5 Stauffer (1–0) Paxton (0–2) Perkins (4) 33,566 7–10
18 April 26 @ Mariners 4–2 (11) Fien (1–1) Olson (1–1) Perkins (5) 35,242 8–10
19 April 27 Tigers 4–5 Price (2–1) Milone (2–1) Soria (8) 18,054 8–11
20 April 28 Tigers 3–2 Pelfrey (2–0) Sánchez (1–3) Perkins (6) 18,169 9–11
21 April 29 Tigers 7–10 Gorzelanny (1–1) Fien (1–2) Soria (9) 19,447 9–12
22 April 30 White Sox 12–2 May (2–1) Sale (2–1) 20,736 10–12
May: 20–7 (Home: 13–3 ; Away: 7–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
23 May 1 White Sox 1–0 Gibson (2–2) Quintana (1–2) Perkins (7) 22,794 11–12
24 May 2 White Sox 5–3 Nolasco (1–1) Noesí (0–3) Perkins (8) 30,551 12–12
25 May 3 White Sox 13–3 Pressly (1–0) Danks (1–3) 22,423 13–12
26 May 4 Athletics 8–7 Hughes (1–4) Hahn (1–2) Perkins (9) 20,605 14–12
27 May 5 Athletics 1–2 Chavez (1–2) May (2–2) Clippard (3) 18,135 14–13
28 May 6 Athletics 13–0 Gibson (3–2) Kazmir (2–1) 18,866 15–13
29 May 7 Athletics 6–5 Nolasco (2–1) Pomeranz (1–3) Perkins (10) 22,379 16–13
30 May 8 @ Indians 9–3 Pelfrey (3–0) Bauer (3–3) 19,102 17–13
31 May 9 @ Indians 7–4 Hughes (2–4) Chen (0–1) Perkins (11) 16,199 18–13
32 May 10 @ Indians 2–8 Salazar (4–1) May (2–3) 13,769 18–14
33 May 12 @ Tigers 1-2 (10) Nesbitt (1–1) Pressly (1–1) 26,177 18–15
34 May 13 @ Tigers 6–2 Nolasco (3–1) Kyle Lobstein (3–3) 27,163 19–15
35 May 14 @ Tigers 1–13 Sánchez (3–4) Pelfrey (3–1) 31,785 19–16
36 May 15 Rays 3–2 Hughes (3–4) Odorizzi (3–3) Perkins (12) 24,018 20–16
37 May 16 Rays 6–4 Duensing (1–0) Jepsen (1–3) Perkins (13) 27,128 21–16
38 May 17 Rays 3–11 Archer (4–4) Gibson (3–3) 23,708 21–17
39 May 19 @ Pirates 8–5 Nolasco (4–1) Liriano (1–4) Perkins (14) 22,357 22–17
40 May 20 @ Pirates 4–3 (13) Duensing (2–0) Bastardo (0–1) Perkins (15) 21,718 23–17
41 May 22 @ White Sox 2–3 Samardzija (4–2) Thompson (0–1) Robertson (9) 21,067 23–18
42 May 23 @ White Sox 4–3 May (3–3) Sale (3–2) Perkins (16) 38,714 24–18
43 May 24 @ White Sox 8–1 Gibson (4–3) Quintana (2–5) 30,180 25–18
44 May 25 Red Sox 7–2 Nolasco (5–1) Kelly (1–4) 29,472 26–18
45 May 26 Red Sox 2–1 Pelfrey (4–1) Buchholz (2–6) Perkins (17) 23,268 27–18
46 May 27 Red Sox 6–4 Hughes (4–4) Porcello (4–4) Perkins (18) 30,027 28–18
47 May 29 Blue Jays 4–6 Buehrle (6–4) Perkins (0–1) 24,509 28–19
48 May 30 Blue Jays 3–2 Pressly (2–1) Loup (1–3) Boyer (1) 32,076 29–19
49 May 31 Blue Jays 6–5 Pressly (3–1) Osuna (1–2) Perkins (19) 33,829 30–19
June: 11–17 (Home: 6–8 ; Away: 5–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
June 1 @ Red Sox Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: June 3)
50 June 2 @ Red Sox 0–1 Buchholz (3–6) Pelfrey (4–2) Uehara (11) 32,622 30–20
51 June 3 @ Red Sox 3–6 Rodríguez (2–0) Hughes (4–5) 31,704 30–21
52 June 3 @ Red Sox 2–0 May (4–3) Porcello (4–5) Perkins (20) 33,291 31–21
53 June 4 @ Red Sox 8–4 Thompson (1–1) Uehara (2–3) 33,615 32–21
54 June 5 Brewers 5–10 Jeffress (2–0) Boyer (1–2) 29,398 32–22
55 June 6 Brewers 2–4 Garza (4–7) Pressly (3–2) Rodríguez (10) 38,707 32–23
56 June 7 Brewers 2–0 Pelfrey (5–2) Fiers (2–6) Perkins (21) 31,911 33–23
57 June 8 Royals 1–3 Vargas (5–2) Hughes (4–6) Holland (10) 22,796 33–24
58 June 9 Royals 0–2 Young (5–2) May (4–4) Holland (11) 22,497 33–25
59 June 10 Royals 2–7 Vólquez (5–4) Gibson (4–4) 28,434 33–26
60 June 12 @ Rangers 1–2 Scheppers (3–0) Thompson (1–2) 41,765 33–27
61 June 13 @ Rangers 7–11 Lewis (6–3) Pelfrey (5–3) 28,661 33–28
62 June 14 @ Rangers 4–3 Fien (2–2) Tolleson (1–1) Perkins (22) 33,970 34–28
63 June 15 @ Cardinals 2–3 Lackey (5–4) May (4–5) Siegrist (2) 43,174 34–29
64 June 16 @ Cardinals 2–3 Wacha (9–2) Gibson (4–5) Siegrist (3) 41,203 34–30
65 June 17 Cardinals 3–1 Milone (3–1) Martínez (7–3) Perkins (23) 34,381 35–30
66 June 18 Cardinals 2–1 Boyer (2–2) Villanueva (3–2) 34,648 36–30
67 June 19 Cubs 7–2 Hughes (5–6) Hendricks (2–3) 36,817 37–30
68 June 20 Cubs 1–4 Motte (4–1) Boyer (2–3) Rondon (12) 40,066 37–31
69 June 21 Cubs 0–8 Arrieta (7–5) Gibson (4–6) 40,273 37–32
70 June 22 White Sox 13–2 Milone (4–1) Danks (3–8) 24,094 38–32
71 June 23 White Sox 2–6 Samardzija (5–4) Pelfrey (5–4) Petricka (2) 27,349 38–33
72 June 24 White Sox 6–1 Hughes (6–6) Sale (6–4) 28,854 39–33
73 June 26 @ Brewers 4–10 Lohse (4–9) May (4–6) 33,296 39–34
74 June 27 @ Brewers 5–2 Gibson (5–6) Garza (4–10) Perkins (24) 39,977 40–34
75 June 28 @ Brewers 3–5 Smith (4–0) Fien (2–3) 38,958 40–35
76 June 29 @ Reds 7–11 Adcock (1–1) Pelfrey (5–5) 28,904 40–36
77 June 30 @ Reds 8–5 Hughes (7–6) DeSclafani (5–6) Perkins (25) 28,556 41–36
July: 12–13 (Home: 8–6 ; Away: 4–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
78 July 1 @ Reds 1–2 Cueto (5–5) May (4–7) Chapman (16) 26,459 41–37
79 July 2 @ Royals 2–0 Gibson (6–6) Young (7–4) Perkins (26) 37,196 42–37
80 July 3 @ Royals 2–3 Davis (4–1) Thompson (1–3) 38,868 42–38
81 July 4 @ Royals 5–3 Duensing (3–0) Blanton (2–2) Perkins (27) 37,917 43–38
82 July 5 @ Royals 2–3 Holland (2–0) Boyer (2–4) 29,427 43–39
83 July 6 Orioles 4–2 May (5–7) Hunter (2–2) 23,213 44–39
84 July 7 Orioles 8–3 Gibson (7–6) Gausman (1–1) 25,091 45–39
85 July 8 Orioles 5–3 Milone (5–1) Norris (2–9) Perkins (28) 29,289 46–39
86 July 9 Tigers 2–4 Price (9–2) Pelfrey (5–6) Soria (20) 29,724 46–40
87 July 10 Tigers 8–6 May (6–7) Soria (3–1) 31,545 47–40
88 July 11 Tigers 9–5 Hughes (8–6) Simón (8–6) 32,365 48–40
89 July 12 Tigers 7–1 Gibson (8–6) Greene (4–7) 27,936 49–40
July 14 86th All-Star Game National League vs. American League (Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati)
90 July 17 @ Athletics 5–0 Santana (1–0) Gray (10–4) 23,462 50–40
91 July 18 @ Athletics 2–3 (10) Pomeranz (4–3) Fien (2–4) 30,778 50–41
92 July 19 @ Athletics 1–14 Chavez (5–9) Milone (5–2) 20,286 50–42
93 July 21 @ Angels 0–7 Shoemaker (5–7) Gibson (8–7) 38,937 50–43
94 July 22 @ Angels 2–5 Wilson (8–7) Pelfrey (5–7) Street (25) 40,239 50–44
95 July 23 @ Angels 3–0 Santana (2–0) Richards (10–7) Perkins (29) 36,134 51–44
96 July 24 Yankees 10–1 Hughes (9–6) Pineda (9–7) 34,334 52–44
97 July 25 Yankees 5–8 Warren (6–5) Perkins (0–2) Miller (23) 40,660 52–45
98 July 26 Yankees 2–7 Eovaldi (10–2) Gibson (8–8) 37,391 52–46
99 July 28 Pirates 7–8 Melancon (2–1) Perkins (0–3) 30,795 52–47
100 July 29 Pirates 4–10 Liriano (7–6) Santana (2–1) 37,273 52–48
101 July 30 Mariners 9–5 Hughes (10–6) Happ (4–6) 30,534 53–48
102 July 31 Mariners 1–6 Walker (8–7) Milone (5–3) 27,643 53–49
August: 14–14 (Home: 7–4 ; Away: 7–10)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
103 August 1 Mariners 3–2 May (7–7) Smith (1–5) 36,901 54–49
104 August 2 Mariners 1–4 (11) Rodney (4–4) Jepsen (2–6) Wilhelmsen (2) 30,325 54–50
105 August 3 @ Blue Jays 1–5 Price (10–4) Santana (2–2) 45,766 54–51
106 August 4 @ Blue Jays 1–3 Estrada (9–6) Hughes (10–7) Osuna (8) 26,504 54–52
107 August 5 @ Blue Jays 7–9 Hutchison (10–2) Duffey (0–1) Hawkins (3) 27,725 54–53
108 August 6 @ Blue Jays 3–9 Buehrle (12–5) Gibson (8–9) 34,847 54–54
109 August 7 @ Indians 10–9 May (8–7) Shaw (1–2) Perkins (30) 30,365 55–54
110 August 8 @ Indians 4–17 Bauer (9–8) Santana (2–3) 31,666 55–55
111 August 9 @ Indians 1–8 Kluber (7–12) Hughes (10–8) 31,666 55–56
112 August 11 Rangers 3–2 Perkins (1–3) Patton (1–1) 26,663 56–56
113 August 12 Rangers 11–1 Pelfrey (6–7) Martinez (7–7) 30,683 57–56
114 August 13 Rangers 5–6 Kela (6–5) Fien (2–5) Tolleson (21) 30,357 57–57
115 August 14 Indians 1–6 Kluber (8–12) May (8–8) 26,910 57–58
116 August 15 Indians 4–1 Duffey (1–1) Tomlin (0–1) 30,601 58–58
117 August 16 Indians 4–1 Milone (6–3) Carrasco (11–9) Perkins (31) 27,244 59–58
118 August 17 @ Yankees 7–8 (10) Miller (1–2) Perkins (1–4) 38,943 59–59
119 August 18 @ Yankees 4–8 Rumbelow (1–0) Graham (0–1) Miller (27) 38,007 59–60
120 August 19 @ Yankees 3–4 Eovaldi (13–2) Santana (2–4) Betances (8) 38,086 59–61
121 August 20 @ Orioles 15–2 Duffey (2–1) González (9–9) 20,109 60–61
122 August 21 @ Orioles 4–3 Fien (3–5) O'Day (5–2) Jepsen (6) 32,025 61–61
123 August 22 @ Orioles 3–2 Fien (4–5) Tillman (9–8) Jepsen (7) 35,301 62–61
124 August 23 @ Orioles 4–3 (12) Perkins (2–4) Matusz (1–3) Milone (1) 35,144 63–61
125 August 25 @ Rays 11–7 Graham (1–1) Andriese (3–4) 9,632 64–61
126 August 26 @ Rays 5–3 Duensing (4–0) Archer (11–10) Jepsen (8) 9,205 65–61
127 August 27 @ Rays 4–5 Gomes (2–4) Milone (6–4) Boxberger (31) 9,375 65–62
128 August 28 Astros 3–0 Gibson (9–9) Kazmir (7–9) Jepsen (9) 28,636 66–62
129 August 29 Astros 1–4 Fiers (2–0) Pelfrey (6–8) Gregerson (25) 38,876 66–63
130 August 30 Astros 7–5 Santana (3–4) McCullers (5–5) 28,877 67–63
September: 15–13 (Home: 6–7 ; Away: 9–6 )
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
131 September 1 White Sox 8–6 Jepsen (3-6) Duke (3-5) Perkins (32) 25,803 68–63
132 September 2 White Sox 3–0 Milone (7-4) Rodón (6-6) Jepsen (10) 22,162 69–63
133 September 3 White Sox 4–6 Samardzija (9-11) Fien (4–6) Robertson (28) 25,339 69–64
134 September 4 @ Astros 0–8 McHugh (15-7) Pelfrey (6–9) 27,807 69–65
135 September 5 @ Astros 3–2 Santana (4–4) Gregerson (7-3) Jepsen (11) 27,643 70–65
136 September 6 @ Astros 5–8 Keuchel (17-6) May (8-9) Gregerson (26) 37,648 70–66
137 September 7 @ Royals 6–2 Milone (8-4) Ventura (10-8) 36,825 71–66
138 September 8 @ Royals 2–4 Vólquez (13-7) Gibson (9-10) Holland (30) 31,834 71–67
139 September 9 @ Royals 3–2 (12) Boyer (3-4) Morales (3-2) Jepsen (12) 32,286 72–67
140 September 11 @ White Sox 6–2 Santana (5–4) Jones (1-2) 15,641 73–67
141 September 12 @ White Sox 2–8 Quintana (9-10) Milone (8-5) 26.065 73–68
142 September 13 @ White Sox 7–0 Gibson (10-10) Sale (12-9) 23,159 74–68
143 September 14 Tigers 7–1 Duffey (3-1) Lobstein (3-8) 17,833 75–68
144 September 15 Tigers 4–5 Simón (13-9) Hughes (10-9) Rondón (5) 22,963 75–69
145 September 16 Tigers 4–7 (12) Krol (2-3) Duensing (4-1) 22,509 75–70
146 September 17 Angels 8–11 Morin (2-1) Achter (0-1) Street (36) 18,697 75–71
September 18 Angels Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: September 19)
147 September 19 Angels 3–4 (12) Morin (3-1) Boyer (3-5) Street (37) 22,878 75–72
148 September 19 Angels 2–5 Richards (14-11) Pelfrey (6–10) Street (38) 33,300 75–73
149 September 20 Angels 8–1 Duffey (4-1) Shoemaker (7-10) 25,302 76–73
150 September 22 Indians 3–1 Santana (6–4) Salazar (13−9) Jepsen (13) 77–73
151 September 23 Indians 4–2 Hughes (11-9) Kluber (8-15) 17,831 78–73
152 September 24 Indians 3–6 Anderson (6-3) Gibson (10−11) Allen (32) 21,366 78–74
153 September 25 @ Tigers 4–6 Wilson (3-3) Perkins (2-5) Feliz (9) 31,153 78–75
154 September 26 @ Tigers 6–2 Duffey (5-1) Simón (13–11) 32,753 79–75
155 September 27 @ Tigers 7–1 Santana (7–4) Wolf (0-5) 33,517 80–75
156 September 28 @ Indians 4–2 Milone (9-5) Kluber (8-16) Jepsen (14) 10,007 81–75
September 29 @ Indians Postponed (rain) (Makeup date: September 30)
157 September 30 @ Indians 7–1 Gibson (11-11) Carrasco (14-12) 0 82–75
158 September 30 @ Indians 2–10 Anderson (7-3) Pelfrey (6–11) 10,228 82–76
October: 1–3 (Home: 0–3 ; Away: 1–0 )
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record
159 October 1 @ Indians 4–2 Perkins (3-5) Allen (2-5) Jepsen (14) 22,644 83–76
160 October 2 Royals 1–3 Coleman (1-0) Santana (7–5) Davis (16) 31,534 83–77
161 October 3 Royals 1–5 Ventura (13-8) Boyer (3-6) Davis (17) 30,181 83–78
162 October 4 Royals 1–6 Cueto (11-13) Nolasco (5-2) 24,108 83–79
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Twins team member

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Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Oswaldo Arcia, OF 19 58 6 16 0 0 2 8 4 15 .276 0
Doug Bernier, 3B,2B 4 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 .200 0
Byron Buxton, CF 46 129 16 27 7 1 2 6 6 44 .209 2
Brian Dozier, 2B 157 628 101 148 39 4 28 77 61 148 .236 12
Brian Duensing, P 55 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Eduardo Escobar, LF, SS, DH, 3B, 2B 127 409 48 107 31 4 12 58 28 86 .262 2
Eric Fryer, C 15 22 2 5 2 0 0 2 5 11 .227 0
Kyle Gibson, P 32 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 0
Chris Herrmann, C 45 103 13 15 5 1 2 10 7 37 .146 0
Aaron Hicks, CF 97 352 48 90 11 3 11 33 34 66 .256 13
Phil Hughes, P 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Torii Hunter, RF 139 521 67 125 22 0 22 81 35 105 .240 2
Max Kepler, RF 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .143 0
Joe Mauer, 1B, DH 158 592 69 157 34 2 10 66 67 112 .265 2
Trevor May, P 48 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
Tommy Milone, P 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Ricky Nolasco, P 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 0
Eduardo Núñez, SS, DH, 3B 72 188 23 53 14 1 4 20 12 29 .282 8
Mike Pelfrey, P 30 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 0
Trevor Plouffe, 3B 152 573 74 140 35 4 22 86 50 124 .244 2
Jorge Polanco, SS 4 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .300 1
Shane Robinson, OF 83 180 28 45 7 3 0 16 12 29 .250 6
Eddie Rosario, LF 122 453 60 121 18 15 13 50 15 118 .267 11
Miguel Sanó, DH 80 279 46 75 17 1 18 52 53 119 .269 1
Danny Santana, SS 91 261 30 56 10 5 0 21 6 68 .215 8
Jordan Schafer, CF 27 69 9 15 3 0 0 5 3 23 .217 0
Kurt Suzuki, C 131 433 36 104 17 0 5 50 29 59 .240 0
Kennys Vargas, DH, 1B 58 175 18 42 4 0 5 17 9 54 .240 0

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
A. J. Achter 0 1 6.75 11 0 0 13.1 12 10 10 4 6 14
Blaine Boyer 3 6 2.49 68 0 1 65.0 62 24 18 5 19 33
Neal Cotts 0 0 3.95 17 0 0 13.2 14 8 6 3 5 9
Brian Duensing 4 1 4.25 55 0 1 48.2 46 24 23 5 21 24
Tyler Duffey 5 1 3.10 10 10 0 58.0 56 20 20 4 20 53
Casey Fien 4 6 3.55 62 0 0 63.1 61 26 25 6 8 41
Kyle Gibson 11 11 3.84 32 32 0 194.2 186 88 83 18 65 145
J. R. Graham 1 1 4.95 39 1 0 63.2 73 41 35 10 21 53
Phil Hughes 11 9 4.40 27 25 0 155.1 184 76 76 29 16 94
Kevin Jepsen 1 1 1.61 29 0 10 28.0 18 5 5 1 7 25
Trevor May 8 9 4.00 48 16 0 114.2 127 53 51 11 26 110
Alex Meyer 0 0 16.88 2 0 0 2.2 4 5 5 2 3 3
Tommy Milone 9 5 3.92 24 23 1 128.2 128 64 56 17 36 91
Ricky Nolasco 5 2 6.75 9 8 0 37.1 50 31 28 3 14 35
Ryan O'Rourke 0 0 6.14 28 0 0 22.0 16 15 15 3 15 24
Mike Pelfrey 6 11 4.26 30 30 0 164.2 198 86 78 11 45 86
Glen Perkins 3 5 3.32 60 0 32 57.0 58 21 21 9 10 54
Ryan Pressly 3 2 2.93 27 0 0 27.2 27 9 9 0 12 22
Shane Robinson 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Ervin Santana 7 5 4.00 17 17 0 108.0 104 50 48 12 36 82
Tim Stauffer 1 0 6.60 13 0 0 15.0 24 13 11 4 7 6
Caleb Thielbar 0 0 5.40 6 0 0 5.0 5 3 3 0 0 5
Aaron Thompson 1 3 5.01 41 0 0 32.1 32 19 18 2 11 17
Michael Tonkin 0 0 3.47 26 0 0 23.1 21 9 9 4 9 19

Awards

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Mike Quade
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Doug Mientkiewicz
A-Advanced Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League Jeff Smith
A Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League Jake Mauer
Rookie Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Ray Smith
Rookie GCL Twins Arizona League Ramón Borrego
Rookie DSL Twins Dominican Summer League Jimmy Alvarez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Chattanooga[5]

References

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  5. ^ Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2015). Baseball America 2016 Almanac. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-60-2.