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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, setting off an amusing socially distant celebration tailored for the COVID-19 era.

"We don't know what happens tomorrow. So I try to enjoy every at-bat, every game, like it's the last one," said Cruz, who knocked in two runs to raise his season total to 14 RBIs and match Aaron Judge for the major league lead.

Cruz 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.

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Leaders
AVG: C. Moran.273
HR: C. Moran5
RBI: C. Moran7
SB: B. Reynolds1
W: G. Hartlieb1
ERA: J. Musgrove4.76
Saves: N. Burdi1
K: J. Musgrove15
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Chi Cubs 82.800-
Cincinnati 55.5003
Milwaukee 34.4293.5
St. Louis 23.4003.5
Pittsburgh 28.2006
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .187 (30)
Runs: 34 (21)
Hits: 61 (23)
Home Runs: 10 (19)
Stolen Bases: 3 (18)
OBP: .252 (30)
SLG: .309 (28)
Total Bases: 101 (21)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.06 (14)
Runs Allowed: 47 (20)
Saves: 1 (27)
Strikeouts: 90 (13)
OpBA: .234 (16)
OBP: .347 (25)
SLG: .391 (14)
Run Support: 3.45 (28)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/2 T. Bashlor Traded NY Mets (for cash considerations)
8/2 T. Bashlor Sent to Minors
8/2 R. Erlin Designated for Assignment
8/2 M. Feliz Placed on 10-Day IL (Right forearm discomfort)
8/2 S. Howard Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/2 M. Feliz Right forearm discomfort (on 10-day IL)
8/2 M. Keller Left side discomfort (on 10-day IL)
7/28 K. Crick Right shoulder/lat strain (on 10-day IL)
7/25 C. Holmes Right forearm strain (on 10-day IL)
7/23 J. Riddle Strained right abdominal (on 10-day IL)
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