MLB

Minnesota Twins (77-50)


Tue. 8/20 Wed. 8/21 Fri. 8/23 Sat. 8/24 Sun. 8/25
vs. CWS
W 14-4
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vs. CWS
L 0-4
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Det 9 - 6 Min
Final
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vs. Det
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT
vs. Det
11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT

Rodríguez slam, VerHagen lead Tigers over Twins 9-6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ronny Rodriguez had three hits, including a grand slam, and Drew VerHagen struck out 11 in a career-high six innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Friday night.

Rodriguez's first career grand slam capped a five-run sixth inning off All-Star Jose Berrios. The drive helped the Tigers, with the worst record in the league, cut Minnesota's lead to 2 1/2 games over Cleveland.

Miguel Sano and Jake Cave each homered twice for Minnesota, which has recently lost three of four at Target Field to distant division opponents Chicago and Detroit.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Polanco.295
HR: M. Kepler34
RBI: E. Rosario85
SB: B. Buxton14
W: J. Odorizzi13
ERA: J. Berríos3.37
Saves: T. Rogers19
K: J. Berríos150
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 7750.606-
Cleveland 7554.5813
Chi White Sox 5869.45719
Kansas City 4584.34933
Detroit 3887.30438
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .271 (4)
Runs: 740 (3)
Hits: 1222 (2)
Home Runs: 244 (1)
Stolen Bases: 26 (30)
OBP: .337 (6)
SLG: .499 (1)
Total Bases: 2249 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.15 (8)
Runs Allowed: 592 (11)
Saves: 37 (4)
Strikeouts: 1105 (17)
OpBA: .254 (16)
OBP: .315 (7)
SLG: .416 (8)
Run Support: 5.79 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/19 N. Cruz Removed From 10-Day IL (Strained left wrist)
8/19 Z. Littell Sent to Minors
8/16 L. Thorpe Called Up from Minors
8/16 L. Wade Jr. Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/15 W. Astudillo Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/21 E. Rosario Right hamstring tightness (day-to-day)
8/18 M. Kepler Heat exhaustion (day-to-day)
8/9 N. Cruz Strained left wrist (10-day IL)
8/3 S. Dyson Right biceps tendinitis (10-day IL)
8/2 B. Buxton Left shoulder subluxation (on 10-day IL)
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