Minnesota Twins defeat Cleveland Indians, 9-3

CLEVELAND - The Twins placed Nick Blackburn on the Family Medical Emergency List on Friday and promoted righthander Jeff Manship from Class AAA Rochester to pitch in Blackburn's place Saturday night against Cleveland.

Blackburn returned home to Oklahoma for a personal family matter. He will remain on the FME list for three to seven days.

Manager Ron Gardenhire said the team had considered lefthander Brian Duensing for this start, but because he has been in a short-re...

CLEVELAND — The Twins closed their best April in five years by beating Cleveland righthander Fausto Carmona, who'd had a pretty good month himself until Friday night.

Justin Morneau, back in the lineup for the first time since Tuesday, smashed a two-run homer in the first inning, and a Cleveland defensive miscue helped the Twins build a five-run lead by the second.

The game still featured some tense moments, as starter Kevin Slowey battled through a long fifth inning...