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@ Det 
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W 10-4
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W 10-4
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Twins power past terrible Tigers

(TSX / STATS) -- DETROIT -- Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run home run and Jorge Polanco a solo shot Sunday to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 10-4 thrashing of the Detroit Tigers and a sweep of their four-game series.

Minnesota, which entered the game with a 4 1/2-game hold on the American League's second wild card spot, is off Monday before starting a three game series in Cleveland. Detroit has lost seven straight and is 4-20 in September with six road games left.

Joe Mauer hit a two-run double to left-center field in the sixth inning and scored when Escobar hit his three-run home run, his 20th, as Minnesota bumped its lead to 10-2.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Mauer.308
HR: B. Dozier32
RBI: B. Dozier87
SB: B. Buxton27
W: E. Santana16
ERA: E. Santana3.36
Saves: M. Belisle7
K: E. Santana166
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
X-Cleveland 9858.628-
Minnesota 8274.52616
Kansas City 7679.49021.5
Chi White Sox 6392.40634.5
Detroit 6294.39736
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .259 (11)
Runs: 790 (3)
Hits: 1388 (11)
Home Runs: 199 (16)
Stolen Bases: 93 (9)
OBP: .334 (7)
SLG: .433 (12)
Total Bases: 2317 (8)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.63 (22)
Runs Allowed: 766 (21)
Saves: 39 (13)
Strikeouts: 1122 (29)
OpBA: .267 (26)
OBP: .331 (18)
SLG: .448 (24)
Run Support: 5.14 (3)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/13 A. Mejía Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/13 A. Mejía Removed From 10-Day DL (Left arm brachialis strain)
9/13 H. Santiago Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/12 G. Moya Purchased From Minors
9/12 E. Vielma Designated for Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/5 J. Chargois Right elbow impingement (on 60-day DL)
8/30 B. Buxton Undisclosed (day-to-day)
8/24 J. Castro off 7-day DL
8/20 M. Sanó Left shin stress reaction (on 10-day DL)
8/18 R. Grossman off 10-day DL
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