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Twins Could Clinch AL Central As Early As Tuesday

By this time tomorrow, the Minnesota Twins’ 2010 American League Central title could be official.

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Minnesota’s 9-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians, coupled with the Chicago White Sox losing 3-0 to the Oakland Athletics, has given the Twins an 11-game division lead with 12 games remaining for each team. Minnesota’s magic number is down to two. No other team in Major League Baseball currently has a magic number of less than six.

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Tomorrow’s games will see the Indians send Fausto Carmona (12-14) to the mound against Scott Baker (12-9) at Target Field, while out in Oakland the match-up will be Mark Buehrle (12-11) taking the hill for Chicago, while the Athletics will counter with Trevor Cahill (16-7). Since the other game is out on the west coast, we won’t know until later whether or not the Twins have clinched.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.