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Minnesota Twins (30-15)

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@ Sea
W 7-1
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@ Sea
W 18-4
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Min 3 - 7 Sea
Top 9th
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Mariners' Kikuchi gets next shot at cooling Twins' bats

Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi will try to find a way to cool down the red-hot bats of the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon and help the host Seattle Mariners avoid a four-game sweep by the American League Central Division leaders.

The 27-year-old Kikuchi (2-1, 3.64 ERA) hasn't faced the Twins in his career and comes in off a no-decision in his last start against Oakland, a 6-5 win by the Mariners on Monday during which he allowed three runs on five hits over six innings. That came after an impressive 10-1 victory in New York where he held the Yankees to just one run and three hits over 7 2/3 innings.

Kikuchi will have his hands full against a Minnesota team that has won five in a row, including an 18-4 victory on Saturday night that saw the Twins bash six home runs, becoming the first team in major league history with five games of five or more homers in their first 45 games of a season.

AVG: J. Polanco.329
HR: E. Rosario13
RBI: E. Rosario35
SB: B. Buxton8
W: J. Berríos6
ERA: J. Odorizzi2.63
Saves: B. Parker7
K: J. Berríos60
AL Central
Minnesota 3015.667-
Cleveland 2520.5565
Chi White Sox 2124.4679
Detroit 1826.40911.5
Kansas City 1531.32615.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .270 (2)
Runs: 258 (1)
Hits: 416 (3)
Home Runs: 87 (1)
Stolen Bases: 11 (28)
OBP: .337 (7)
SLG: .511 (1)
Total Bases: 788 (2)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.82 (8)
Runs Allowed: 181 (7)
Saves: 13 (9)
Strikeouts: 383 (20)
OpBA: .246 (15)
OBP: .310 (8)
SLG: .397 (9)
Run Support: 5.83 (2)
Date Player Transactions
5/17 L. Arraez Called Up from Minors
5/17 N. Cruz Placed on 10-Day IL (Strained left wrist)
5/16 A. Adams Purchased From Minors
5/16 A. Reed Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
5/16 A. Reed Removed From 10-Day IL (Sprained left thumb)
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Date Player Status
5/15 M. Garver High left ankle sprain (on 10-day DL)
5/14 N. Cruz Strained left wrist (on 10-day DL)
5/1 A. Mejía Strained right calf (on 10-day DL)
4/28 W. Astudillo off 10-day DL
3/28 M. Magill off 10-day DL
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