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Minnesota Twins (43-36)


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L 6-7
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L 3-5
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W 3-2
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Buxton's 2-run homer in 9th lifts Twins over Orioles 3-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Byron Buxton hit his second game-ending home run of the season, a two-run drive off Jorge Lopez in the ninth inning that lifted the Minnesota Twins over the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Friday night.

"That was the big kind of exclamation point we've been looking for on one of these nights," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. "We've been grinding real hard a lot this week, played some pretty good, competitive baseball, didn't do enough to get over the hump on some of these games. This is different. This is just fantastic."

Baltimore took a 2-1 lead when Ryan McKenna doubled off Caleb Thielbar leading off the eighth, advanced on Trey Mancini's groundout and scored as Jorge Mateo grounded to Luis Arraez with the infield in, beating the second baseman's late and off-line throw home.

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Leaders
AVG: L. Arraez.340
HR: B. Buxton20
RBI: B. Buxton36
SB: N. Gordon3
W: J. Ryan6
Saves: E. Pagán9
K: J. Ryan53
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 4436.550-
Cleveland 3934.5341.5
Chi White Sox 3639.4805.5
Detroit 2946.38712.5
Kansas City 2847.37313.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .253 (8)
Runs: 356 (11)
Hits: 672 (4)
Home Runs: 93 (9)
Stolen Bases: 13 (30)
OBP: .323 (7)
SLG: .416 (8)
Total Bases: 1107 (3)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.71 (7)
Runs Allowed: 312 (10)
Saves: 18 (16)
Strikeouts: 636 (17)
OpBA: .235 (9)
OBP: .301 (7)
SLG: .394 (16)
Run Support: 4.58 (11)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/1 J. Minaya Purchased From Minors
7/1 T. Thornburg Designated for Assignment
6/28 M. Contreras Sent to Minors
6/28 J. Polanco Removed From 10-Day IL (Lower back tightness)
6/28 J. Winder Called Up from Minors (recalled as 27th roster player)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/24 T. Larnach Core muscle strain (on 10-day IL)
6/24 J. Smith Upper trap tightness (on 15-day IL)
6/16 T. Megill Right shoulder impingement (on 15-day IL)
6/13 J. Polanco Lower back tightness (10-day IL)
6/4 K. Garlick Strained left hamstring (10-day IL)
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