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Kepler's homer sparks Twins in DH split with Indians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Aaron Slegers calmly took the mound for Minnesota in his major league debut and helped the Twins beat Cleveland at home for the first time all season.

Then the emotion came, when he left the field to a standing ovation in the seventh inning.

Max Kepler made up for a fielding flub in the top of the seventh with the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the inning, sending the Twins to a 4-2 victory in the second game to salvage a doubleheader split with the Indians on Thursday.

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Leaders
AVG: E. Rosario.296
HR: M. Sanó26
RBI: M. Sanó74
SB: B. Buxton20
W: E. Santana12
ERA: E. Santana3.28
Saves: M. Belisle2
K: E. Santana125
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Cleveland 6653.555-
Kansas City 6159.5085.5
Minnesota 6059.5046
Detroit 5367.44213.5
Chi White Sox 4572.38520
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .253 (18)
Runs: 544 (19)
Hits: 1010 (21)
Home Runs: 132 (24)
Stolen Bases: 65 (14)
OBP: .328 (14)
SLG: .409 (24)
Total Bases: 1636 (25)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.76 (24)
Runs Allowed: 601 (23)
Saves: 33 (8)
Strikeouts: 829 (30)
OpBA: .271 (26)
OBP: .337 (23)
SLG: .457 (28)
Run Support: 4.70 (17)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/17 B. Boshers Sent to Minors
8/17 D. Enns Placed on 10-Day DL (Left shoulder strain)
8/17 G. Perkins Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
8/17 G. Perkins Removed From 60-Day DL (Recovery from left shoulder surgery)
8/17 A. Slegers Purchased From Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/9 A. Mejía Left arm brachialis strain (on 10-day DL)
7/18 P. Hughes Recurrence of thoracic outlet syndrome (on 60-day DL)
7/15 B. Buxton off 10-day DL
7/14 K. Vargas Left foot (day-to-day)
7/5 J. Mauer off 10-day DL
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