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Minnesota Twins (34-22)


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@ ChC 
W 8-1
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@ ChC 
W 4-0
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vs. Det 
W 5-4
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vs. Det 
4:40 PM PT5:40 PM MT6:40 PM CT7:40 PM ET19:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST5:40 PM CST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)6:40 PM CT
vs. Cin 
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 turn to Maeda with shot at sweep of Tigers, Central lead

Right-hander Kenta Maeda takes the mound for his final playoff tune-up as the Minnesota Twins try to complete a sweep of their two-game series with the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night in Minneapolis.

Maeda (5-1, 2.52 ERA) is 0-2 with a 5.00 ERA in three career starts against the Tigers but has pitched well at Target Field, where he is 2-0 with a 1.33 ERA in four career starts. He'll be opposed by rookie right-hander Casey Mize (0-2, 6.08) who has a pair of no-decisions with a 6.43 ERA in two career starts against Minnesota.

Depending on how things play out, the Twins (34-22), who have won three in a row and are an MLB-best 22-5 at home, could be playing for first place in the American League Central.

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Leaders
AVG: N. Cruz.314
HR: N. Cruz16
RBI: E. Rosario37
SB: M. Kepler3
W: R. Dobnak6
ERA: K. Maeda2.52
Saves: T. Rogers9
K: K. Maeda71
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Y-Chi White Sox 3421.618-
Y-Minnesota 3422.6070.5
Y-Cleveland 3124.5643
Detroit 2231.41511
Kansas City 2233.40012
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .242 (17)
Runs: 250 (16)
Hits: 438 (16)
Home Runs: 88 (5)
Stolen Bases: 12 (30)
OBP: .316 (21)
SLG: .430 (12)
Total Bases: 777 (14)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.48 (3)
Runs Allowed: 194 (2)
Saves: 16 (5)
Strikeouts: 496 (8)
OpBA: .232 (8)
OBP: .300 (4)
SLG: .371 (3)
Run Support: 4.72 (17)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/22 H. Bailey Removed From 60-Day IL (Right biceps tendinitis)
9/22 S. Poppen Sent to Minors
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)
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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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