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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.

Cruz, who knocked in two runs to raise his season total to 14 RBIs, 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. Jorge Polanco started the ninth with a single, moved up on a passed ball and advanced again on a flyout by Luis Arraez.

As Polanco crossed the plate, the Twins leaped out of their dugout to surround Cruz with socially distant congratulations. He pantomimed high-fives, and one teammate squirted a dollop of hand sanitizer onto his batting gloves.

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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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