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Minnesota Twins (91-58)


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Twins aiming for division title as they open homestand with White Sox

The Minnesota Twins open their final homestand of the season on Monday night when they begin a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox at Target Field in Minneapolis. And depending how things play out, it could be a memorable week for the Twins.

Minnesota (91-58), which ends the homestand with four games against the struggling Kansas City Royals (55-95), holds a 4 1/2 game lead in the American League Central over the Cleveland Indians (87-63) with just 13 games to go. The magic number is nine for the Twins to clinch their first division title since 2010.

Minnesota, which took two out of three games from the Indians over the weekend, also could make history by becoming the first major league team to have five players with 30 home runs in a season. The Twins currently have four - Nelson Cruz (37), Max Kepler (36), Eddie Rosario (31) and Mitch Garver (30) - with Miguel Sano just one away after hitting his 29th in Sunday's 7-5 loss.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Polanco.302
HR: N. Cruz37
RBI: E. Rosario99
SB: B. Buxton14
W: J. Odorizzi14
ERA: J. Berríos3.63
Saves: T. Rogers26
K: J. Berríos173
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 9158.611-
Cleveland 8763.5804.5
Chi White Sox 6584.43626
Kansas City 5595.36736.5
Detroit 45104.30246
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .270 (3)
Runs: 862 (3)
Hits: 1426 (3)
Home Runs: 287 (1)
Stolen Bases: 26 (30)
OBP: .338 (5)
SLG: .495 (1)
Total Bases: 2616 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.18 (8)
Runs Allowed: 695 (12)
Saves: 45 (3)
Strikeouts: 1321 (13)
OpBA: .255 (18)
OBP: .316 (9)
SLG: .418 (10)
Run Support: 5.76 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/14 J. Alcala Purchased From Minors
9/10 B. Buxton Placed on 60-Day IL (Left shoulder subluxation)
9/10 K. Gibson Removed From 10-Day IL (Ulcerative colitis)
9/10 R. Torreyes Purchased From Minors
9/8 R. LaMarre Traded Atlanta (for cash considerations)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/10 B. Buxton Left shoulder subluxation (on 60-day IL)
9/6 N. Cruz Left wrist soreness (day-to-day)
9/4 S. Dyson Right biceps soreness (day-to-day)
9/4 M. Kepler Chest soreness (day-to-day)
9/1 M. Kepler Left leg tightness (day-to-day)
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