MLB Baseball

Minnesota Twins (36-23)


Tue. 9/22 Wed. 9/23 Fri. 9/25 Sat. 9/26 Sun. 9/27
vs. Det
W 5-4
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vs. Det
W 7-6
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vs. Cin
L 2-7
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vs. Cin
W 7-3
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Twins turn to Hill to beat Reds, aim for division title

With a chance to secure their second consecutive American League Central title, the Minnesota Twins will turn to veteran left-hander Rich Hill in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Reds in Minneapolis.

The Twins (36-23) need either a win over the Reds (30-29) or a loss by the Chicago White Sox (35-24) to the Chicago Cubs to claim the top spot in the AL Central. Should they lose and the White Sox win, Chicago would claim the crown by virtue of a better intra-division record tiebreaker.

"It was no easy task to get to this point," said Twins manager Rocco Baldelli. "We're not done yet. We've got to go out and win tomorrow."

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Leaders
AVG: N. Cruz.308
HR: N. Cruz16
RBI: E. Rosario41
SB: J. Polanco4
W: R. Dobnak6
ERA: K. Maeda2.70
Saves: T. Rogers9
K: K. Maeda80
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Y-Minnesota 3623.610-
Y-Chi White Sox 3524.5931
Y-Cleveland 3425.5762
Kansas City 2534.42411
Detroit 2334.40412
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .243 (18)
Runs: 266 (18)
Hits: 463 (18)
Home Runs: 91 (6)
Stolen Bases: 14 (30)
OBP: .317 (18)
SLG: .432 (12)
Total Bases: 822 (15)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.58 (3)
Runs Allowed: 210 (2)
Saves: 17 (5)
Strikeouts: 524 (9)
OpBA: .233 (8)
OBP: .300 (3)
SLG: .374 (2)
Run Support: 4.76 (15)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/27 H. Bailey Released
9/26 L. Arraez Removed From 10-Day IL (Left knee tendinitis)
9/26 E. Colina Sent to Minors
9/26 D. Smeltzer Called Up from Minors
9/26 L. Wade Jr. Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/17 J. Odorizzi Right middle finger blister (on 10-day IL)
9/13 B. Rooker Fractured right forearm - out for season (on 10-day IL)
9/9 L. Arraez Left knee tendinitis (10-day IL)
9/5 A. Avila Lower back tightness (10-day IL)
9/3 M. Kepler Strained left adductor (10-day IL)
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