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49-78, 5th in AL Cent
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Twins call up 2010 1st-round pick Wimmers

The Minnesota Twins have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Alex Wimmers from Triple-A Rochester, promoting their 2010 first-round draft pick to the major leagues for the first time.

Lineup: Twins (49-78) at Blue Jays (71-56)

  • 1. Brian Dozier, 2B (R)
  • 2. Robbie Grossman, LF (S)
  • 3. Trevor Plouffe, 1B (R)
  • 4. Miguel Sano, DH (R)
  • 5. Max Kepler, RF (L)
  • 6. Jorge Polanco, SS (S)
  • 7. Eduardo Escobar, 3B (S)
  • 8. Kurt Suzuki, C (R)
  • 9. Eddie Rosario, CF (L))
  • SP: Pat Dean, LHP
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How do Twins rank in intangibles?

Is Brian Dozier baseball's best baserunner? Where does Miguel Sano rank in power? And what about Jorge Polanco when it comes to plate discipline? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "intangible" tools (Insider)

McCann clobbers three-run homer (0:28)
Kepler shows huge effort for great catch (0:23)
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Brian Dozier gets to 30 homers

Dozier, who hit his 16th second-half homer on Wednesday, is the first Twin to reach 30 in a season since Josh Willingham had 35 in 2012, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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Twins' Park to have wrist surgery, season over

Byung Ho Park, who has been in the minor leagues since late June, will undergo right wrist surgery Thursday. He had been dealing with an injured wrist through much of the season.

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Fixing Jose Berrios

The Twins are using a "village" approach to mentor top pitching prospect Jose Berrios, who has shown potential with his velocity and movement but struggles with his command. Twins Daily

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Is Sano baseball's best power hitter?

Even with some strange handling by Minnesota's coaching staff, Miguel Sano has produced 20 homers in 88 games this season. Does the 23-year-old rank No. 1 on Keith Law's list? Best hitting/speed tools in MLB (Insider)

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Twins hold steady in Power Rankings

As has been the case all season, the Twins stood no chance against the Royals over the weekend. Minnesota was swept in a four-game set and is now 2-11 against Kansas City in 2016. Week 20 Power Rankings

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Kurt Suzuki remains a trade candidate

Although it might take an injury to a contending team's starting catcher for him to be dealt, Suzuki, a free agent at the end of the season, is certainly a trade option, Jim Bowden writes. Players who could be traded by Aug. 31 (Insider)

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Friday's longest home runs

Chris Carter's 456-foot blast went deep to center field and was the second-longest of his career. Chris Davis wasn't far behind with his fourth homer in three games.

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Brian Dozier hits a personal best

Dozier's 449-foot homer to straightaway center field off the Royals' Edinson Volquez on Friday night was the longest of his five-year major league career.

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What does future hold for Escobar?

When Eduardo Nunez was traded, it appeared Eduardo Escobar would get the chance to reclaim playing time at shortstop. But that hasn't been the case. His declining metrics this season could explain why. Twins Daily

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Dozier becoming thorn in Royals' side

Brian Dozier homered against the Royals for the sixth straight game on Thursday. The only other player to have a six-game homer streak against the defending World Series champion was Joe Adcock of the Milwaukee Braves vs. the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956 (nine games), per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Rarities in Kyle Gibson's complete game

Gibson went the distance in a road win over the Braves on Wednesday. It was the first complete-game road win by a Twins pitcher since P.J. Walters on May 22, 2012, the Elias Sports Bureau notes. Gibson is also the first Minnesota pitcher to post a CG road win over an NL opponent since Carl Pavano in June 2010.

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Video helps lead Mauer to August tear

Joe Mauer's batting average was .261 on July 31 prior to noticing a flaw in his swing while watching tape. This month, Mauer has a slash line of .436/.516/.709 with two home runs, seven doubles and 11 RBIs. Minneapolis Star Tribune

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25517th
On Base Percentage.31920th
Slugging Percentage.42414th
Earned Run Average5.0029th
Quality Starts50Tied-25th

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