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Always a first time?
The Twins have drawn 121 walks, most in the major leagues. History says they won’t stay there, though — in the American League’s 113-year history, the Twins (and the Washington Senators before them) never have led the AL in walks.
Even the best-laid plans go awry, as the American League Central has discovered already this year. Each team’s biggest disappointment thus far:
Indians: No telling whether the switch from catcher/first base to third is to blame, but Carlos Santana’s awful start (.128 average, three RBI) leaves a huge hole in Cleveland’s lineup.
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They can live with the batting average hovering around .200, but Kansas City dropped Billy Butler to sixth in the lineup because he hadn’t hit a home run yet.
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Tigers: Alex Gonzalez drilled a walk-off single on Opening Day, but barely two weeks later, the veteran shortstop was released due to his terrible range and 5-for-30 hitting.
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White Sox: When Avasail Garcia was lost for the year, Alejandro De Aza was supposed to ease the loss. A .187 average and .244 on-base percentage entering Saturday hasn’t done it.
|San Diego - LP: J. Lane||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: E. Santana||2|
|Washington - LP: R. Soriano||6||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: M. Dunn||7|
|Philadelphia - LP: A. Burnett||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||7|
|Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse||1||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||2|
|Toronto - WP: R. Dickey||14||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: C. Buchholz||1|
|Arizona - WP: O. Perez||2||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover||1|
|Colorado - LP: Y. Flande||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: D. Phelps||2||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: Y. Darvish||4|
|Oakland - LP: J. Chavez||3||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: B. Oberholtzer||7|
|Pittsburgh||5||Bottom 9th Inning|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/31/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|