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Monday, August 12, 2019

Carlos Santana’s grand slam puts Indians back in tie for first place

With less than two months left in the regular season, playoff races are starting to heat up. While most of the division races aren’t terribly interesting, the AL Central has become a tight battle between the Twins and Indians. The Twins have held onto first place since mid-April, but the Indians have been surging since June and recently claimed a share of first place after defeating the Twins on Friday.

Sunday marked the series finale in Minnesota. Appropriately, the game went to extra innings thanks, in part, to a tremendous relay from left fielder Tyler Naquin to shortstop Francisco Lindor to cut down Luis Arraez at the plate, representing the winning run.

It seems that the Indians have just remembered that they are supposed to win their division going away, and are playing to live up to that.

 

QLE Posted: August 12, 2019 at 08:18 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: al central, carlos santana, indians

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   1. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 12, 2019 at 05:35 PM (#5870679)
Big news if true.

I read that Minnesota is 23-23 after starting off 48-24.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: August 13, 2019 at 12:26 AM (#5870829)
Yes, Twins have been 500 over the last 50 games or so. Cleveland has gone 40-16.** However, the Twins have 26 of 44 remaining against the White Sox, Tigers and Royals while Cleveland has just 16. They also have 6 against each other.

Beyond those, the Twins have 2 at Mil, 4 at Tex, 3 at Bos and 3 at home against the Nats. They finish with 13 against the bottom feeders.

Cleveland also has 3 at home with Bos, 4 at Yanks, 3 at Mets, 3 at Tampa, 3 at Angels, 3 home to Philly and 3 at Nats.

** 26 of those against KCR, DET and BAL, going 21-5. Not that 19-11 in the other games is anything to sneeze at.

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