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Minnesota Twins (54-50)


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W 3-2
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L 1-4
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Twins-Blue Jays Preview

(AP) -- Although a lack of scoring has led to their recent slump, the Minnesota Twins have unsurprisingly found a way to break through offensively when Phil Hughes is pitching.

The right-hander looks to win a career-high seventh straight decision as the visiting Twins try to keep the surging Toronto Blue Jays from moving past them in the wild-card chase Tuesday night.

Minnesota (54-51) led the wild-card race July 17 before dropping 11 of 15 to fall into a virtual tie for the second wild-card spot. It's 8 1/2 games back in the AL Central.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Mauer.269
HR: B. Dozier23
RBI: B. Dozier57
SB: B. Dozier9
W: P. Hughes10
ERA: K. Gibson3.37
Saves: G. Perkins29
K: K. Gibson92
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 6242.596-
Minnesota 5451.5148.5
Detroit 5154.48611.5
Chi White Sox 5054.48112
Cleveland 4857.45714.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .250 (20)
Runs: 438 (14)
Hits: 870 (22)
Home Runs: 90 (18)
Stolen Bases: 51 (18)
OBP: .304 (23)
SLG: .396 (14)
Total Bases: 1378 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.95 (18)
Runs Allowed: 440 (16)
Saves: 31 (10)
Strikeouts: 627 (30)
OpBA: .270 (28)
OBP: .319 (21)
SLG: .422 (24)
Run Support: 4.27 (12)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/3 T. Duffey Purchased From Minors
8/3 T. Milone Placed on 15-Day DL (Strained left elbow)
8/3 R. Pressly Transferred to 60-Day DL (Right lat strain)
8/1 T. Plouffe Reinstated from Paternity Leave List
7/31 K. Jepsen Traded Tampa Bay (for RHP Chih-Wei Hu and RHP Alexis Tapia)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/1 T. Milone Strained left elbow (on 15-day DL)
7/5 R. Pressly Right lat strain (on 60-day DL)
6/25 B. Buxton Sprained left thumb (on 15-day DL)
6/13 A. Hicks off 15-day DL
6/1 R. Nolasco Right ankle impingement (on 60-day DL)
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