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Minnesota Twins (79-74)


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L 2-5
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L 3-11
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W 12-1
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Twins face Tigers with focus on field, not scoreboard

DETROIT -- Winning is more important than scoreboard-watching for the Minnesota Twins as they seek to stave off the competition for the second American League wild card.

Minnesota enters its Friday game against the Detroit Tigers with a 2 1/2-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers in the wild-card hunt.

"We talked the other day," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "We've got to try to win games. What they do is obviously going to be a factor.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Mauer.311
HR: B. Dozier31
RBI: B. Dozier85
SB: B. Buxton27
W: E. Santana15
ERA: E. Santana3.34
Saves: M. Belisle7
K: E. Santana161
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 9657.627-
Minnesota 7974.51617
Kansas City 7577.49320.5
Detroit 6291.40534
Chi White Sox 6191.40134.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .259 (12)
Runs: 763 (8)
Hits: 1354 (13)
Home Runs: 194 (16)
Stolen Bases: 90 (9)
OBP: .334 (7)
SLG: .432 (14)
Total Bases: 2260 (10)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.65 (22)
Runs Allowed: 755 (21)
Saves: 39 (12)
Strikeouts: 1101 (29)
OpBA: .267 (26)
OBP: .332 (19)
SLG: .449 (24)
Run Support: 5.06 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/13 A. Mejía Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/13 A. Mejía Removed From 10-Day DL (Left arm brachialis strain)
9/13 H. Santiago Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/12 G. Moya Purchased From Minors
9/12 E. Vielma Designated for Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/5 J. Chargois Right elbow impingement (on 60-day DL)
8/30 B. Buxton Undisclosed (day-to-day)
8/24 J. Castro off 7-day DL
8/20 M. Sanó Left shin stress reaction (on 10-day DL)
8/18 R. Grossman off 10-day DL
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