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Perez, Lynn face former teams in Twins-Rangers finale

Martin Perez spent seven seasons pitching in Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, but Sunday afternoon will mark the first time the left-hander makes a start for the visiting side as the Minnesota Twins look to complete a four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers.

Perez (8-5, 4.57 ERA) signed as an undrafted free agent with Texas in 2007 and went 43-49 with a 4.63 ERA with the Rangers, including a 10-6 mark with a 3.62 ERA in 2013 when he finished sixth in American League Rookie of the Year voting. But Texas let him leave after a 2018 season in which he went just 2-7 with a 6.22 ERA in 22 appearances, including 15 starts.

Perez signed a one-year contract with Minnesota in January. He already faced his former teammates on July 5 in Minneapolis, when he picked up the win in a 15-6 victory, allowing four runs and seven hits over six innings. But he said Sunday's homecoming start "will be a special day for me."

AVG: J. Polanco.293
HR: M. Kepler33
RBI: M. Kepler81
SB: B. Buxton14
W: J. Odorizzi13
ERA: J. Berríos3.37
Saves: T. Rogers18
K: J. Berríos150
AL Central
Minnesota 7548.610-
Cleveland 7451.5922
Chi White Sox 5567.45119.5
Kansas City 4480.35531.5
Detroit 3784.30637
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .271 (4)
Runs: 716 (3)
Hits: 1182 (2)
Home Runs: 240 (1)
Stolen Bases: 25 (30)
OBP: .338 (5)
SLG: .500 (1)
Total Bases: 2180 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.14 (8)
Runs Allowed: 575 (10)
Saves: 36 (4)
Strikeouts: 1073 (15)
OpBA: .254 (16)
OBP: .316 (7)
SLG: .418 (9)
Run Support: 5.78 (2)
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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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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