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Minnesota Twins (76-48)


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@ Tex 
W 4-3
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@ Tex 
W 12-7
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@ Tex 
W 6-3
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vs. CWS 
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST6:10 PM CST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT
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vs. CWS 
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST6:10 PM CST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT

Twins hope to stay hot against White Sox

Right-hander Kyle Gibson gets the start Monday night as the Minnesota Twins open a six-game homestand against the Chicago White Sox at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The Twins finished a productive 5-1 road trip to Milwaukee and Texas with the team's first-ever four-game sweep of the Rangers in Arlington. Jorge Polanco's three-run triple with two outs in the eighth inning snapped a 3-3 tie and was the difference in a 6-3 victory in Sunday afternoon's finale.

Minnesota was a half-game behind the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central when they began the trip in Milwaukee on Tuesday but returns home with a 2 1/2-game edge.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Polanco.295
HR: M. Kepler33
RBI: E. Rosario82
SB: B. Buxton14
W: J. Odorizzi13
ERA: J. Berríos3.37
Saves: T. Rogers19
K: J. Berríos150
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 7648.613-
Cleveland 7451.5922.5
Chi White Sox 5568.44720.5
Kansas City 4480.35532
Detroit 3784.30637.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .270 (4)
Runs: 722 (3)
Hits: 1190 (2)
Home Runs: 240 (1)
Stolen Bases: 25 (30)
OBP: .338 (5)
SLG: .499 (1)
Total Bases: 2194 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.14 (8)
Runs Allowed: 578 (10)
Saves: 37 (4)
Strikeouts: 1080 (15)
OpBA: .254 (16)
OBP: .316 (7)
SLG: .417 (7)
Run Support: 5.79 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/17 L. Wade Jr. Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/16 D. Smeltzer Sent to Minors
8/16 L. Thorpe Called Up from Minors
8/15 W. Astudillo Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/15 R. Dobnak Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/9 N. Cruz Strained left wrist (on 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)
7/28 M. Sanó Hand (day-to-day)
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