Interesting & historic Twins box scores

Baseball is fun to watch but to those of us that really love the game, baseball is all about the memories, the numbers, and the historical statistics. Hopefully this page will allow you to view, learn about, and enjoy some of the most interesting and historical games games that our Minnesota Twins have ever played.

Twins post season box scores and play by play are listed below.

“The box score is the catechism of baseball, ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye.” – Author Stanley Cohen in The Man in the Crowd (1981)

 

If you want to see a graphical play-by-play of any Minnesota Twins game ever played, just click on the Backtobaseball.com icon and pick the game or games you want to watch.

 

85th MLB All-Star game – July 15, 2014 – Target Field – AL beats NL 5-3

BJays walk 8 Twins in 8th inning – April 17, 2014 – Target Field – Twins win 9-5 (game 2)

Jered Weaver and Angels no-hit Twins – May 2, 2012 –  Angel Stadium – Twins lose 9-0

Longest game at Target Field – June 17, 2012 – Target Field – Twins beat  Brewers 5-4

Twins start game with 8 hits – June 21, 2011 – AT&T Park – Twins beat SF Giants 9-2

Twins fifth no-hitter (Liriano) – May 3, 2011 – US Cellular Field – Twins beat WSox 1-0

First game at Target Field – April 12, 2010 – Target Field – Twins beat Red Sox 5-2

2009 game # 163 – October 6, 2009 – Metrodome – Twins beat Tigers 6-5 in 12 innings

Final scheduled game in Metrodome – October 4, 2009 – Metrodome – Twins win 13-4

Michael Cuddyer hits for the cycle – May 22, 2009 – Metrodome – Twins win 11-3

Jason Kubel hits for the cycle – April 17, 2009 – Metrodome – Twins 11 and Angels 9

2008 game # 163 – September 30, 2008 – US Cellular Field – Twins lose 1-0

Carlos Gomez hits for the cycle – May 7, 2008 – US Cellular Field – Twins win 13-1

Johan Santana whiffs 17 – August 19, 2007 – Metrodome – Twins beat Rangers 1-0

Twins end A’s 20 game win streak – September 6, 2002 – Metrodome – Twins win 6-0

Twins whip Indians 23 to 2 – June 4, 2002 – Metrodome – Twins win 23-2

Twins rally big time – May 10, 2000 – Metrodome – Twins beat Indians 10-9

O’s Cal Ripken gets hit #3,000 – April 15, 2000 – Metrodome – Twins lose 6-4

Twins 4th no-hitter (Milton) – September 11, 1999 – Metrodome – Twins beat Angels 7-0

Twins win game #3,000 – May 4, 1999 – Metrodome – Twins beats Yanks 8-5

David Wells perfect – May 17, 1998 – Yankee Stadium – Twins lose 4-0

Molitor gets hit #3,000 – September 16, 1996 – Kauffman Stadium – Twins lose 6-5

Twins pound Tigers 24 to 11 – April 24, 1996 – Tiger Stadium – Twins win 24-11

Twins 3rd no-hitter (S. Erickson) – April 27, 1994 – Metrodome – Twins win 6-0

Twins DH Winfield gets hit #3,000 – September 16, 1993 – Metrodome – Twins win 5-4

Twins longest game – August 31, 1993 – Metrodome – Twins 5 and Indians 4

Twins hit 4 HR’s in the 5th – May 2, 1992 – Yankee Stadium – Twins win 7-6

Puckett has another 6 hit game – May 23, 1991 – Metrodome – Twins lose 10-6

All 10 Yankee runs unearned – July 22, 1990 – Metrodome – Twins lose 10-6

Blyleven wins career game #250 – June 19, 1988 – Metrodome – Twins beat Mariners 3-1

Kirby Puckett goes 6 for 6 – August 30, 1987 – County Stadium – Twins win 10-6

Two 300 game winners start – August 4, 1987 – Anaheim Stadium – Angels win 12-3

Joe Niekro caught with nail file – August 3, 1987 – Anaheim Stadium – Twins win 11-3

Not 1 but 2 milestones here – August 1, 1986 – Metrodome – Twins 10 and A’s 1

Twins win game #2,000 – September 25, 1985 – Arlington Stadium – Twins win 5-1

56th MLB All-Star game – July 16, 1985 – Metrodome – NL beats AL 6-1

Twins blow a 8-0 lead – May 13, 1985 - Yankee Stadium – Yanks beat Twins 9-8

Twins blow a 10-0 lead – September 28, 1984 – Cleveland Stadium – Twins lose 11-10

First game at the Metrodome – April 6, 1982 – Metrodome – Twins lose 11-7

Final game at Met Stadium – September 30, 1981 – Met Stadium – Twins lose 5-2

Gary Ward hits for the cycle – September 18, 1980 – County Stadium – Twins lose 9-8

Twins score 10 times in the first – April 27, 1980 – Met Stadium – Twins win 20-11

Twins have 12 extra-base hits – May 8, 1979 – Met Stadium – Twins win 16-6

Mike Cubbage hits for the cycle – July 27, 1978 – Met Stadium – Twins win 6-3

End to a historic batting title race – October 3, 1976 – Royals Stadium – Twins win 5-3

Lyman Bostock hits for the cycle – July 24, 1976 – Comiskey Park I – Twins win 17-2

A very unusual day at the Met - July 4, 1976 – Met Stadium – Twins 9 and Angels 5

Larry Hisle hits for the cycle – June 4, 1976 – Memorial Stadium – Twins beat O’s 8-6

Twins bat out of order – June 9, 1975 – Cleveland Stadium – Twins win 11-10

Nolan Ryan no-hits Twins – September 28, 1974 – Anaheim Stadium – Angels win 4-0

Cesar Tovar hits for the cycle – September 19, 1972 – Met Stadium – Twins win 5-3

Twins win game # 1,000 – July 12, 1972 – Met Stadium – Tins beat Brewers 7-1

Longest game at the Met – May 12, 1972 – Met Stadium – Brewers 4 and Twins 3

Twins blow 9-1 lead to Yankees – July 30, 1971 – Met Stadium – Yankees beat Twins 11-9

Blue no-hits Twins- September 21, 1970 – Oakland Coliseum – Oakland A’s 6 and Twins 0

Carew is 1st Twin to hit for cycle – May 20, 1970 – Municipal Stadium – Twins win 10-5

Twins end McNally’s 17 game win streak – August 3, 1969 – Met Stadium – Twins win 5-2

Cesar Tovar plays all 9 positions- September 22, 1968 – Met Stadium- Twins beat A’s 2-1

Catfish perfect against Twins – May 8, 1968 – Oakland Coliseum – A’s beat Twins 4-0

Twins second no-hitter (Chance) – August 25, 1967 – Cleveland Stadium – Twins win 2-1

A perfect game? Nope – August 6, 1967 – Met Stadium – Twins beat Red Sox 2-0

Jim Merritt pitches 13 innings – July 26, 1967 – Yankee Stadium – Twins win 3-2

Twins win game # 500 – August 23, 1966 – D.C. Stadium – Twins beat Senators 7-0

Twins hit 5 HR’s in one inning – June 9, 1966 – Met Stadium – Twins beat KC A’s 9-4

“Catfish” vs “Mudcat” – September 20, 1965 – Met Stadium – KC A’s beat Twins 8-2

36th MLB All-Star game – July 13, 1965 – Met Stadium – NL wins 6-5

Twins and RSox hit 9 HR’s at FenwayMay 25, 1965 – Fenway Park – Twins win 17-5

Twins hit 4 consecutive HR’s in the 11th - May 2, 1964 -Municipal Stad. – Twins win 7-3

Killebrew knocks 3 out of the parkSeptember 21, 1963 - Fenway Park – Twins win 13-4

Allison hits 3 HR’s in a gameMay 17, 1963 – Cleveland Stadium – Twins win 11-4

Twins first no-hitter (Kralick) - August 26, 1962 – Met Stadium – Twins beat A’s 1-0

Two Twins pitchers hit home runs – August 20, 1961- Wrigley Field -Twins beat Angels 9-7

Versalles first Twin to get 5 hits - May 27, 1961 – Griffith Stadium – Twins lose 14-4

Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams - May 9, 1961 – Met Stadium – Twins lose to Orioles 13-5

First Twins home gameApril 21, 1961 – Met Stadium – Twins lose to Senators 5-3

First ever Twins game - April 11, 1961 – Yankee Stadium – Twins beats Yankees 6-0

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Twins Post Season Box Scores and Play by Play

2010 ALDS – Twins vs New York Yankees – Game 1Game 2Game 3 – Yankees sweep series 3-0

2009 ALDS – Twins vs New York Yankees – Game 1Game 2Game 3 -Yankees sweep series 3-0

2006 ALDS – Twins vs Oakland A’s – Game 1Game 2Game 3 –   A’s sweep the series 3-0

2004 ALDS – Twins vs New York Yankees – Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4 -Yankees win series 3-1

2003 ALDS – Twins vs New York Yankees – Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4 – Yankees win series 3-1

2002 ALCS – Twins vs Anaheim Angels – Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4Game 5 – Angels win series 4-1

2002 ALDS – Twins vs Oakland A’s – Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4Game 5 – Twins win series 3-2

1991 World Series – Twins vs Atlanta Braves – Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4Game 5Game 6Game 7Twins win World Series 4 games to 3

1991 ALCS – Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays – Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4 – Game 5 – Twins win the series 4-1

1987 World Series - Twins vs St. Louis Cardinals – Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4Game 5Game 6Game 7 –  Twins win the World Series 4 games to 3

1987 ALCS – Twins vs Detroit Tigers – Game 1Game 2Game 3Game 4Game 5 – Twins win the series 4-1

1970 ALCS – Twins vs Baltimore Orioles – Game 1Game 2Game 3 – Orioles sweep the series 3-0

1969 ALCS – Twins vs Baltimore Orioles – Game 1Game 2Game 3 – Orioles sweep the series 3-0

1965 World Series – Twins vs Los Angeles Dodgers – Game 1Game 2Game 3 - Game 4Game 5Game 6Game 7 – The Dodgers win the World Series 4 games to 3

Box scores provided to you courtesy of Baseball Almanac and Baseball Reference

5 Responses to Interesting & historic Twins box scores

  1. Ashley Seymour says:

    I’m looking for information and a possible box score of two spring training games the Twins played in 1961 at Tinker Field in Orlando between the Dodgers and Yankees. I attended the games with my father and brother.
    In 1969 I was stationed on Okinawa with the Air Force and was browsing an issue of Baseball Digest. An article mentioned an unusual play in a 1961 spring training game between the Twins and the Dodgers. The Twins pitches thought the umpire had called to inspect the ball, but the Dodger batter did not hear time out called. The pitcher lobed the ball to the catcher but the batter swung at the ball and hit a double. A runner trying for home was called out at the plate. An argument ensued with the umpire ruling that time had not been called and the play stood. I seem to remember that Norm Larker the Dodgers first baseman and Duke Snider, with very white hair by then, were involved in the play.
    I have been looking for a copy of the Baseball Digest article and an archive copy of the newspaper article from the Orlando Sentinel describing the game.
    My family was on vacation during spring break that March in 1961. We were living in Rome, New York, but I have since relocated to Boise, Idaho. Around 1987 I was working at a back in Boise and would on occasion approve a check presented to Harmon Killebrew that he received from autograph shows. I asked him about the game, but of course with thousands of games played he did not remember. I was a Dodgers fan and we were lucky that year that the two teams were playing where we were staying in Orlando.

    The game between the Yankees and Twins was attended because my father and brother were Yankee fans. That game was interesting because the Yankees lost in the bottom of the ninth on a walk off grand slam by Earl Batte. All the Yankee greats from that team played except for Micky Mantle who played fewer spring training games at that stage of his career.

    The Twins have always had a periphery interest in my life as I married a girl from Minnesota and have attended several Twins games at the Metrodome.

    Kudos to you for maintaining your site and hope you can help in obtaining some box scores or info on old Baseball Digest copies.

    • jjswol says:

      Ashley,

      I don’t have those box scores but let me do some checking. Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories.

      John

    • jjswol says:

      Ashley,

      Still working on this off and on. The Twins only played the Yankees at Tinker Field once in 1961 and that was on Monday March 13. They played the Dodgers at Tinker three times, Sunday March 19, Thursday March 23 and again on Sunday April 2. Do you have any idea what Dodger game may be the one you attended? Possibly the March 19 game since it is the closest to the March 13 Yankee game? Keep cheering for our Twins!

  2. Bill Kiecker says:

    I would like to see the box score for the final game ofthe 1976 season. The Twins play KC and 4 players in that game could have won the batting title depending on their hitting that day. Rod Carew, Lyman Bostock, George Brett and Hal McRea. Brett ultimately won the title, but McRea was upset for being walked in his last at bat, which if he hit successfully he would have won the title. I believe Brett had an inside the park home run that day also.

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