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Minnesota Twins (78-74)


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@ NYY
L 2-5
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@ NYY
L 3-11
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Min 12 - 1 Det
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Mauer powers Twins in rout Tigers

(TSX / STATS) -- DETROIT -- Joe Mauer highlighted a group of four players with two RBIs apiece as the Minnesota Twins improved their lead in the battle for the second American League wild-card spot with a 12-1 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.

Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Jason Castro also had two-RBI nights for Minnesota, which is 2 1/2 games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels. The Texas Rangers would pull into a tie with the Angels with a win against the Seattle Mariners late Thursday night.

Adalberto Mejia was pulled one out shy of lasting long enough to get credit for the victory, which went to Twins' reliever Dillon Gee (3-2) for his 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. Mejia struck out five and allowed one run on four hits and a walk in 4 2/3 innings.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Mauer.307
HR: B. Dozier31
RBI: B. Dozier85
SB: B. Buxton26
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 6091.39735
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .258 (14)
Runs: 751 (9)
Hits: 1340 (13)
Home Runs: 194 (16)
Stolen Bases: 88 (10)
OBP: .333 (8)
SLG: .431 (15)
Total Bases: 2242 (12)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.67 (22)
Runs Allowed: 754 (21)
Saves: 39 (12)
Strikeouts: 1091 (29)
OpBA: .268 (27)
OBP: .333 (20)
SLG: .450 (24)
Run Support: 5.01 (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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