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Minnesota Twins (81-74)


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Twins try to inch closer to playoff berth versus Tigers

DETROIT -- The Minnesota Twins not only pass the eye test, they pass the 'D' test.

Good defense has been a Minnesota trademark this season as the Twins scramble to keep ahead of the pack in the run to the second American League wild-card spot.

"They have tried to find ways to be able to measure those things a little bit more specifically," Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said Saturday before his Twins rallied for eight runs in the eighth inning to post a 10-4 victory over Detroit. "I still think that the eye test sometime is the best test.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Mauer.307
HR: B. Dozier32
RBI: B. Dozier86
SB: B. Buxton27
W: E. Santana16
ERA: E. Santana3.36
Saves: M. Belisle7
K: E. Santana166
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 9758.626-
Minnesota 8174.52316
Kansas City 7678.49420.5
Chi White Sox 6292.40334.5
Detroit 6293.40035
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .259 (13)
Runs: 780 (5)
Hits: 1376 (12)
Home Runs: 197 (16)
Stolen Bases: 93 (9)
OBP: .334 (7)
SLG: .432 (15)
Total Bases: 2295 (9)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.63 (21)
Runs Allowed: 762 (20)
Saves: 39 (12)
Strikeouts: 1114 (29)
OpBA: .267 (26)
OBP: .331 (18)
SLG: .448 (24)
Run Support: 5.11 (6)
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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