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Minnesota Twins (7-2)


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W 5-4
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Cruz's walk-off single lifts Twins past Pirates 5-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Nelson Cruz's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory Monday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates for their fourth straight win, setting off an amusing socially distant celebration tailored for the COVID-19 era.

"We don't know what happens tomorrow. So I try to enjoy every at-bat, every game, like it's the last one," said Cruz, who knocked in two runs to raise his season total to 14 RBIs and match Aaron Judge for the major league lead.

Cruz drove a 1-1 fastball from Pirates reliever and former Twins draft pick Nick Burdi (0-1) over the head of center fielder Cole Tucker with runners at second and third and one out.

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Leaders
AVG: N. Cruz.324
HR: N. Cruz3
RBI: N. Cruz12
SB: E. Adrianza0
W: K. Maeda2
ERA: R. Dobnak1.00
Saves: T. Rogers3
K: K. Maeda12
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 82.800-
Chi White Sox 64.6002
Detroit 55.5003
Cleveland 56.4553.5
Kansas City 38.2735.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .233 (19)
Runs: 46 (11)
Hits: 67 (16)
Home Runs: 16 (3)
Stolen Bases: 0 (29)
OBP: .300 (21)
SLG: .436 (8)
Total Bases: 125 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.70 (4)
Runs Allowed: 24 (5)
Saves: 5 (1)
Strikeouts: 83 (12)
OpBA: .192 (3)
OBP: .268 (5)
SLG: .331 (4)
Run Support: 5.18 (11)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/3 C. Thielbar Purchased From Minors
8/3 L. Wade Jr. Sent to Minors
8/2 H. Bailey Placed on 10-Day IL (Right biceps tendinitis)
8/2 S. Poppen Called Up from Minors
8/1 J. Alcala Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/1 J. Donaldson Right calf tightness (day-to-day)
7/31 Z. Littell Strained left hamstring (on 10-day IL)
7/29 H. Bailey Right biceps tendinitis (on 10-day IL)
7/23 J. Odorizzi Right intercostal strain (on 10-day IL)
7/15 B. Buxton Sprained left foot (day-to-day)
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