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Minnesota Twins (80-74)


Thu. 9/21 Fri. 9/22 Sat. 9/23 Sun. 9/24 Tue. 9/26
@ Det
W 12-1
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@ Det
W 7-3
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@ Det
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@ Det
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@ Cle
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Twins stay on track in postseason race, beat Tigers 7-3

DETROIT (AP) Minnesota's postseason hopes may depend on how often the Twins can beat a rebuilding Detroit team.

So far, they've had a pretty easy time of it this week.

Max Kepler and Brian Dozier homered, Byron Buxton had three hits and the playoff-chasing Twins beat the Tigers 7-3 on Friday night, increasing their lead to 3 1/2 games for the American League's second wild card. Minnesota has taken the first two games of this four-game set, and the Twins finish the regular season next week with three more against Detroit.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Mauer.308
HR: B. Dozier32
RBI: B. Dozier86
SB: B. Buxton27
W: E. Santana15
ERA: E. Santana3.34
Saves: M. Belisle7
K: E. Santana161
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 9658.623-
Minnesota 8074.51916
Kansas City 7578.49020.5
Chi White Sox 6291.40533.5
Detroit 6292.40334
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .259 (13)
Runs: 770 (8)
Hits: 1364 (12)
Home Runs: 196 (16)
Stolen Bases: 92 (9)
OBP: .334 (7)
SLG: .432 (14)
Total Bases: 2279 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.64 (21)
Runs Allowed: 758 (20)
Saves: 39 (12)
Strikeouts: 1109 (29)
OpBA: .267 (26)
OBP: .332 (20)
SLG: .448 (24)
Run Support: 5.07 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/13 A. Mejía Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/13 A. Mejía Removed From 10-Day DL (Left arm brachialis strain)
9/13 H. Santiago Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/12 G. Moya Purchased From Minors
9/12 E. Vielma Designated for Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/5 J. Chargois Right elbow impingement (on 60-day DL)
8/30 B. Buxton Undisclosed (day-to-day)
8/24 J. Castro off 7-day DL
8/20 M. Sanó Left shin stress reaction (on 10-day DL)
8/18 R. Grossman off 10-day DL
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