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Twins sparkplug Luis Arraez rises to top of batting race

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Just a few months into Luis Arraez's major league career, Cleveland manager Terry Francona marveled at the hitting machine division rival Minnesota was integrating into the lineup and predicted he would one day win a batting title.

Three years later, Arraez is halfway there.

"Can't put money on it, but I wish I could've," Francona said last week before the first of eight matchups between the AL Central front-runners in a 10-day span. "I don't know if every year he'll hit .360, but you get your confidence, you get your legs under you, you feel good. You could see he had that ability. You could see it right away just the way he stood in the batter's box."

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Leaders
AVG: L. Arraez.344
HR: B. Buxton20
RBI: B. Buxton36
SB: N. Gordon3
W: J. Ryan6
Saves: E. Pagán9
K: J. Ryan53
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 4334.558-
Cleveland 3734.5213
Chi White Sox 3538.4796
Detroit 2945.39212.5
Kansas City 2747.36514.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .253 (7)
Runs: 347 (11)
Hits: 654 (5)
Home Runs: 90 (9)
Stolen Bases: 13 (30)
OBP: .325 (4)
SLG: .416 (7)
Total Bases: 1076 (4)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.69 (7)
Runs Allowed: 300 (8)
Saves: 18 (15)
Strikeouts: 623 (16)
OpBA: .236 (11)
OBP: .300 (7)
SLG: .396 (16)
Run Support: 4.59 (11)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/28 M. Contreras Sent to Minors
6/28 J. Polanco Removed From 10-Day IL (Lower back tightness)
6/28 J. Winder Called Up from Minors (recalled as 27th roster player)
6/28 J. Winder Return of 27th man
6/26 J. Moran Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/24 T. Larnach Core muscle strain (on 10-day IL)
6/24 J. Smith Upper trap tightness (on 15-day IL)
6/16 T. Megill Right shoulder impingement (on 15-day IL)
6/13 J. Polanco Lower back tightness (10-day IL)
6/4 K. Garlick Strained left hamstring (10-day IL)
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