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Preview of series with Detroit, Close Race in AL Central

Posted by Ben Fadden , 21 July 2017 · 1,746 views

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Preview of series with Detroit, Close Race in AL Central The Minnesota Twins started the series with the New York Yankees being 1.5 games back from Cleveland for first place in the American League Central. By the end of the series, Minnesota was only .5 games back.

Cleveland lost the series to the San Fransisco Giants in San Fransisco while the Twins won the series in Minnesota over New York. Miguel Sano guided the Twins in the final game of the three game set hitting a three-run home run that was in the middle of a six run inning leading to a Twins victory 6-1.

Cleveland will play Toronto in a three game series at Progressive Field over the weekend as the Twins are at home vs Detroit.

Minnesota stays at home in a three game weekend series against the Detroit Tigers. This series comes at a good time for the Twins because Detroit just traded their slugger, J.D. Martinez, to the Arizona Diamondbacks for prospects.

In Game 1 of the three game set, Anibal Sanchez will take the hill for the Tigers as All-Star Ervin Santana will pitch for Minnesota. For the second game, Detroit's Jordan Zimmermann will face Kyle Gibson before Matthew Boyd and Adalberto Mejia square off in the finale of the series on Sunday.

The Twins have a couple hot hitters at the moment including second basemen Brian Dozier and All-Star Miguel Sano. Since the All-Star break, Dozier is 9-23, has 6 RBI, 2 HR, and has scored five times. Miguel Sano is 5-22, 4 RBI, 2 HR, and has scored five times since the break.

Minnesota will look to gain ground on Cleveland and get into first place in the American League Central during the weekend.