Minnesota Twins defeat Chicago White Sox, 4-1

Twins officials said they didn't mind Brad Penny's price tag but passed on the recently released Red Sox pitcher because Penny wanted a National League job.

Penny cleared release waivers Monday and reportedly signed with the Giants, who owe him only about $77,000 this season.

By claiming Penny, the Twins would have spent about $1.2 million for six Penny starts down the stretch.

The Twins' Mike Redmond and Carl Pavano contacted their former Marlins teammate directl...

With the Tigers and Twins pulling away in the AL Central race, the White Sox began cleaning house late Monday night, after their 4-1 loss to the Twins at the Metrodome.

About 90 minutes after the game, word came that the White Sox had traded Jim Thome to the Dodgers for minor league infielder Justin Fuller and Jose Contreras to the Rockies for minor league pitcher Brandon Hynick.

The Thome rumors had been swirling through the Twins clubhouse, as players celebrated th...

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen feels the same way most Twins fans do: He can't wait until the Twins move into Target Field next year.

"I want to see those piranhas next year when they freeze their tails off," he said. "I want to watch the piranhas become the sardines."

Chicago lost Monday's series opener 4-1, their 15th loss in their past 17 games at the Metrodome. Guillen joked before his team arrived in town that he would like to help change the numbers on the "Co...