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49-76, 5th in AL Cent
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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

Lineup: Twins (49-75) vs. Tigers (65-59)

  • 1. Brian Dozier, 2B (R)
  • 2. Jorge Polanco, SS (S)
  • 3. Joe Mauer, 1B (L)
  • 4. Trevor Plouffe, 3B (R)
  • 5. Max Kepler, RF (L)
  • 6. Miguel Sano, DH (R)
  • 7. Eddie Rosario, CF (L)
  • 8. Juan Centeno, C (L)
  • 9. Danny Santana, LF (S)
  • SP: Kyle Gibson, RHP
  • Daily lineups

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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

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Kepler vs. Buxton isn't a contest

Max Kepler didn't get nearly as much hype as Byron Buxton while both were in the minor leagues. Now, Kepler is thriving up with the Twins, while Buxton is working on his swing back at Triple-A Rochester. But both need to perform well for the Twins to succeed. Twins Daily

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Is Max Kepler baseball's best rookie?

The Twins' lineup lacks offensive pop, but Max Kepler does not. With a slash line of .258/.336/.512, 15 home runs and 52 RBIs, Kepler has been one of the better storylines for Minnesota this season. Bowden: Best rookies (Insider)

Twins come crashing in Power Rankings

A jump to No. 27 last week was short-lived as Minnesota finds itself ranked 29th yet again. On the plus side, Brian Dozier is tearing it up and has 21 homers in 67 games since the start of June. Week 19 Power Rankings

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Dozier, Duffey lead Twins past Royals

Brian Dozier hit his 25th home run of the season and the 100th of his career, leading Tyler Duffey and the Minnesota Twins over the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs56515th
Batting Average.25516th
On Base Percentage.32020th
Slugging Percentage.42414th
Earned Run Average4.9728th
Quality Starts5025th
WHIP1.4227th
BAA.28430th

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