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Minnesota Twins (76-49)


Sun. 8/18 Mon. 8/19 Tue. 8/20 Wed. 8/21 Fri. 8/23
@ Tex
W 6-3
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vs. CWS
L 4-6
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5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT
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10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT
vs. Det
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT

Pineda hopes to put Twins back on track vs. White Sox

After their four-game winning streak was snapped by the Chicago White Sox in the series opener Monday, the American League Central-leading Minnesota Twins will turn to right-hander Michael Pineda in Game 2 of the three-game series on Tuesday night in Minneapolis.

Pineda (8-5, 4.20 ERA), who missed the entire 2018 season following Tommy John surgery, has arguably been the Twins' most consistent starter over the past two months. He has allowed three runs or fewer in 14 of his last 15 starts and has won two of his past three starts, including a 13-6 victory at Texas on Thursday.

Pineda is 3-3 with a 3.08 ERA in six career starts against the White Sox but is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in two starts vs. Chicago this season. Both of those contests -- a 10-3 victory on June 29 and a 6-2 win on July 26 -- came in Chicago. He allowed a combined 10 hits and three earned runs in 13 innings while striking out 13.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Polanco.296
HR: M. Kepler33
RBI: E. Rosario83
SB: B. Buxton14
W: J. Odorizzi13
ERA: J. Berríos3.37
Saves: T. Rogers19
K: J. Berríos150
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 7649.608-
Cleveland 7451.5922
Chi White Sox 5668.45219.5
Kansas City 4580.36031
Detroit 3785.30337.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .271 (4)
Runs: 726 (3)
Hits: 1205 (2)
Home Runs: 241 (1)
Stolen Bases: 25 (30)
OBP: .338 (6)
SLG: .499 (1)
Total Bases: 2215 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.15 (8)
Runs Allowed: 584 (10)
Saves: 37 (4)
Strikeouts: 1087 (15)
OpBA: .254 (15)
OBP: .316 (7)
SLG: .416 (6)
Run Support: 5.77 (3)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/19 N. Cruz Removed From 10-Day IL (Strained left wrist)
8/19 Z. Littell Sent to Minors
8/17 L. Wade Jr. Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/16 L. Thorpe Called Up from Minors
8/15 W. Astudillo Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/18 M. Kepler Heat exhaustion (day-to-day)
8/9 N. Cruz Strained left wrist (10-day IL)
8/3 S. Dyson Right biceps tendinitis (10-day IL)
8/2 B. Buxton Left shoulder subluxation (on 10-day IL)
8/2 M. Pineda Right triceps strain (10-day IL)
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