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Minnesota Twins (33-22)


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@ ChC 
W 8-1
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@ ChC 
W 4-0
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vs. Det 
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vs. Cin 
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Home-field edge in focus as Twins face Tigers

With a second consecutive postseason berth already locked up, the Minnesota Twins begin their final homestand of the season on Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers focused on trying to secure home-field advantage for next week's best-of-three wild-card series.

Minnesota (33-22) currently holds the No. 4 seed in the American League, 1 1/2 games ahead of the No. 5 seed New York Yankees (31-23). And it's fair to say the Twins want every advantage possible heading into the postseason, especially if they play the hard-hitting Yankees.

Minnesota has endured 16 consecutive postseason losses dating back to a 2-0 victory over the Yankees in Game 1 of the 2004 AL Division Series. New York rebounded to win the next three games of that best-of-five series, kicking off an amazing 13-game postseason win streak over the Twins, including all three games in last season's AL Division Series by a combined score of 23-7.

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Leaders
AVG: N. Cruz.314
HR: N. Cruz16
RBI: E. Rosario36
SB: M. Kepler3
W: R. Dobnak6
ERA: K. Maeda2.52
Saves: T. Rogers9
K: K. Maeda71
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Y-Chi White Sox 3420.630-
Y-Minnesota 3322.6001.5
Cleveland 3024.5564
Detroit 2230.42311
Kansas City 2232.40712
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .242 (18)
Runs: 245 (16)
Hits: 429 (14)
Home Runs: 85 (6)
Stolen Bases: 11 (30)
OBP: .316 (21)
SLG: .429 (12)
Total Bases: 759 (14)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.51 (3)
Runs Allowed: 190 (2)
Saves: 16 (4)
Strikeouts: 489 (7)
OpBA: .231 (6)
OBP: .299 (3)
SLG: .373 (3)
Run Support: 4.73 (17)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/18 W. Astudillo Sent to Minors
9/18 M. Garver Removed From 10-Day IL (Low-grade right intercostal strain)
9/18 J. Odorizzi Placed on 10-Day IL (Right middle finger blister)
9/18 S. Poppen Called Up from Minors
9/17 Z. Littell Called Up from Minors - Not to Report
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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 (on 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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