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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Minnesota 96 60 .615 0 46-35 50-25 7-3
    Cleveland 92 64 .590 4 49-32 43-32 7-3
    Chicago White Sox 68 87 .439 27.5 35-39 33-48 4-6
    Kansas City 57 100 .363 39.5 29-47 28-53 2-8
    Detroit 46 109 .297 49.5 22-56 24-53 3-7
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    NY Yankees 102 55 .650 0 57-24 45-31 6-4
    Tampa Bay 92 64 .590 9.5 45-33 47-31 5-5
    Boston 81 74 .523 20 37-41 44-33 5-5
    Toronto 63 93 .404 38.5 31-44 32-49 6-4
    Baltimore 51 105 .327 50.5 25-56 26-49 4-6
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 102 54 .654 0 60-21 42-33 7-3
    Oakland 94 62 .603 8 52-29 42-33 8-2
    Texas 75 81 .481 27 42-33 33-48 3-7
    LA Angels 70 86 .449 32 36-39 34-47 3-7
    Seattle 66 90 .423 36 33-42 33-48 6-4
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    St. Louis 89 67 .571 0 49-29 40-38 7-3
    Milwaukee 86 70 .551 3 49-32 37-38 8-2
    Chicago Cubs 82 74 .526 7 51-30 31-44 4-6
    Cincinnati 73 83 .468 16 41-37 32-46 6-4
    Pittsburgh 65 91 .417 24 31-44 34-47 1-9
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 96 61 .611 0 50-31 46-30 5-5
    Washington 85 69 .552 9.5 42-31 43-38 5-5
    NY Mets 81 74 .523 14 43-31 38-43 6-4
    Philadelphia 79 75 .513 15.5 43-35 36-40 4-6
    Miami 54 101 .348 41 30-51 24-50 3-7
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    LA Dodgers 100 56 .641 0 59-22 41-34 6-4
    Arizona 80 76 .513 20 39-36 41-40 5-5
    San Francisco 75 81 .481 25 33-42 42-39 5-5
    San Diego 70 86 .449 30 36-42 34-44 2-8
    Colorado 67 89 .429 33 40-38 27-51 5-5
  • Batting Average
    N. Cruz MIN .303
    J. Polanco MIN .299
    E. Rosario MIN .278
    C. Cron MIN .253
    M. Kepler MIN .252
  • Home Runs
    N. Cruz MIN 40
    M. Kepler MIN 36
    M. Sano MIN 33
    E. Rosario MIN 31
    M. Garver MIN 31
  • Runs Batted In
    N. Cruz MIN 105
    E. Rosario MIN 104
    M. Kepler MIN 90
    J. Polanco MIN 78
    M. Sano MIN 77
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Berrios MIN 3.70
    K. Gibson MIN 4.88
    M. Perez MIN 5.13
  • Wins
    J. Odorizzi MIN 14
    K. Gibson MIN 13
    J. Berrios MIN 13
    M. Pineda MIN 11
    M. Perez MIN 10
  • Strikeouts
    J. Berrios MIN 186
    J. Odorizzi MIN 171
    K. Gibson MIN 153
    M. Pineda MIN 140
    M. Perez MIN 130
  • Batting Average
    T. Anderson CWS .334
    D. LeMahieu NYY .329
    Y. Moncada CWS .316
    M. Brantley HOU .315
    H. Alberto BAL .310
  • Home Runs
    M. Trout LAA 45
    J. Soler KC 45
    N. Cruz MIN 40
    A. Bregman HOU 39
    (2) Players 38
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Abreu CWS 121
    J. Soler KC 112
    R. Devers BOS 112
    X. Bogaerts BOS 110
    A. Bregman HOU 108
  • Earned Run Average
    J. Verlander HOU 2.53
    G. Cole HOU 2.61
    C. Morton TB 3.15
    S. Bieber CLE 3.23
    L. Giolito CWS 3.41
  • Wins
    J. Verlander HOU 20
    G. Cole HOU 18
    D. German NYY 18
    E. Rodriguez BOS 18
    M. Gonzales SEA 16
  • Saves
    A. Chapman NYY 37
    R. Osuna HOU 36
    B. Hand CLE 34
    I. Kennedy KC 30
    A. Colome CWS 29
  • Batting Average
    C. Yelich MIL .329
    K. Marte ARI .329
    A. Rendon WAS .325
    B. Reynolds PIT .318
    C. Blackmon COL .317
  • Home Runs
    P. Alonso NYM 50
    E. Suarez CIN 48
    C. Bellinger LAD 46
    C. Yelich MIL 44
    (2) Players 41
  • Runs Batted In
    F. Freeman ATL 121
    A. Rendon WAS 120
    N. Arenado COL 118
    E. Escobar ARI 117
    J. Bell PIT 116
  • Earned Run Average
    H. Ryu LAD 2.41
    J. deGrom NYM 2.51
    M. Soroka ATL 2.60
    S. Gray CIN 2.80
    M. Scherzer WAS 2.81
  • Wins
    S. Strasburg WAS 17
    M. Fried ATL 17
    D. Hudson STL 16
    C. Kershaw LAD 15
    L. Castillo CIN 15
  • Saves
    K. Yates SD 41
    J. Hader MIL 35
    W. Smith SF 34
    R. Iglesias CIN 34
    K. Jansen LAD 30
  • Saturday, September 21
    NY Yankees 7, Toronto 2, F St. Louis 9, Chicago Cubs 8, F Cincinnati 3, NY Mets 2, F
    Chicago White Sox 5, Detroit 3, F Washington 10, Miami 4, F Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4, F
    Seattle 7, Baltimore 6, F Philadelphia 9, Cleveland 4, F LA Angels 8, Houston 4, F
    Milwaukee 10, Pittsburgh 1, F Kansas City 12, Minnesota 5, F Atlanta 8, San Francisco 1, F
    Arizona 4, San Diego 2, F Oakland 12, Texas 3, F Colorado 4, LA Dodgers 2, F
  • Sunday, September 22
    Baltimore 2, Seattle 1, F NY Yankees 8, Toronto 3, F NY Mets 6, Cincinnati 3, F
    Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 3, F Miami 5, Washington 3, F Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4, F
    San Francisco 4, Atlanta 1, F Houston 13, LA Angels 5, F Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 3, F
    Minnesota 12, Kansas City 8, F St. Louis 3, Chicago Cubs 2, F Texas 8, Oakland 3, F
    LA Dodgers 7, Colorado 4, F San Diego 6, Arizona 4, F Cleveland 10, Philadelphia 1, F
  • Today, September 23
    Philadelphia @ Washington Baltimore @ Toronto Miami @ NY Mets
    Boston @ Tampa Bay St. Louis @ Arizona
  • Tuesday, September 24
    Philadelphia @ Washington Milwaukee @ Cincinnati Minnesota @ Detroit
    Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Philadelphia @ Washington Baltimore @ Toronto
    Miami @ NY Mets NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay Boston @ Texas
    Cleveland @ Chicago White Sox Atlanta @ Kansas City St. Louis @ Arizona
    Colorado @ San Francisco Oakland @ LA Angels LA Dodgers @ San Diego
    Houston @ Seattle
  • Wednesday, September 25
    St. Louis @ Arizona Milwaukee @ Cincinnati Minnesota @ Detroit
    Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Philadelphia @ Washington Baltimore @ Toronto
    Miami @ NY Mets NY Yankees @ Tampa Bay Boston @ Texas
    Cleveland @ Chicago White Sox Atlanta @ Kansas City Colorado @ San Francisco
    Oakland @ LA Angels LA Dodgers @ San Diego Houston @ Seattle
  • Thursday, September 26
    Milwaukee @ Cincinnati Minnesota @ Detroit Boston @ Texas
    LA Dodgers @ San Diego Colorado @ San Francisco Philadelphia @ Washington
    Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Miami @ NY Mets Cleveland @ Chicago White Sox
    Houston @ LA Angels Oakland @ Seattle
  • Friday, September 27
    Detroit @ Chicago White Sox Miami @ Philadelphia Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh
    Cleveland @ Washington Tampa Bay @ Toronto Baltimore @ Boston
    Atlanta @ NY Mets NY Yankees @ Texas Detroit @ Chicago White Sox
    Milwaukee @ Colorado Minnesota @ Kansas City Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis
    San Diego @ Arizona Houston @ LA Angels Oakland @ Seattle
    LA Dodgers @ San Francisco
  • Saturday, September 28
    Baltimore @ Boston Tampa Bay @ Toronto LA Dodgers @ San Francisco
    Cleveland @ Washington Miami @ Philadelphia Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh
    Detroit @ Chicago White Sox Atlanta @ NY Mets Minnesota @ Kansas City
    Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis NY Yankees @ Texas San Diego @ Arizona
    Milwaukee @ Colorado Houston @ LA Angels Oakland @ Seattle
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September 22

Photos: Twins win in final regular-season home game

The Minnesota Twins played the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, September 22, 2019.
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September 22
Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) was safe at home in the first inning after Kansas City Royals catcher Nick Dini (33) failed to make

Scoggins: Surprising Twins season got this fan to return to baseball

Work remains before the organization can spray beer as division champions, but this out-of-the-blue summer of bombas has served as a pivot point.
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September 22
Twins outfielder Max Kepler played both games of the day-night doubleheader in Cleveland on Saturday but has not been in the lineup since because of s

Still no Kepler as Twins play their final home game of the (regular) season

Martin Perez is on the mound and will try to shake off a poor outing against the White Sox. Twins look to take three of four from Royals
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September 22
Young Twins pitcher Brusdar Graterol says he wants to imitate Jose Berrios. The team, obviously, hopes he can.

Brusdar Graterol wants to follow in Jose Berrios' footsteps with Twins

The top Twins pitching propspect is adjusting well to his new role in the bullpen.
Twins
September 22
Twins rookie LaMonte Wade Jr. is feeling more comfortable in the big leagues, as when he hit a triple Saturday night vs. Kansas City.

Twins Insider: Under-the-radar rookie LaMonte Wade Jr. draws praise as role expands

Injuries have forced him into the lineup this month, and he is producing.
Twins
September 22
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli took the ball from Trevor Hildenberger after the righthander failed to retire any of the five Royals batters he faced in

Dreadful ninth inning for bullpen does in Twins in 12-5 loss to Royals

Kansas City scored seven runs off Taylor Rogers and two other relievers, but the Twins' magic number fell to four anyway.
Twins
September 22
Twins catcher Jason Castro couldn't tag out Ryan McBroom on a second-inning sacrifice fly Saturday — the ball popped out of his glove after he appli

Jason Castro not looking to say farewell to Twins

The catcher becomes a free agent after the season, following three years in Minnesota.
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September 22
Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco lost his helmet as he swung at a pitch in the ninth inning.

Saturday's Twins-Kansas City game recap

A quick look at Saturday night's game.
Twins
September 22
Jose Altuve and the Astros failed to clinch the AL West title on Saturday; they will try again Sunday.

Last week of the MLB regular season looms

What to watch for over the final eight days of the major league season.
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September 22
Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz.

Twins stat of the week

A weekly look.
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September 22

Twins farm report

MLB.com ranked the top farm systems in August after the draft and trade deadline passed.
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September 21
LaMonte Wade Jr. was congratulated after his first major league home run Sunday in Cleveland.

LaMonte Wade's impact week

LaMonte Wade Jr. has had an impactful week for the Twins.
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September 21
Twins relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol.

Brusdar Graterol's 2019 season

A look at the Twins prospect's numbers this season.
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September 21
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios (17) threw a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the top of the first inning.

Berrios: Frustrated that soft hits were dropping

Twins righthander Jose Berrios says he was growing frustrated over the Royals getting soft hits to fall on Saturday.
Twins
September 21
Jose Berrios.

Slump over, Jose Berrios makes final home start of 2019 regular season

The righthander has rebounded from a terrible August, and has the look of an ace again.
Final, 9/22 R H E
Kansas City 57-100 8 12 0
Minnesota 96-60 12 13 1