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."

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
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)
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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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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