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MLB Standings Update: Twins Out Of Last Place In AL Central

After placing themselves firmly into last place in the American League Central, the Minnesota Twins appear to be making a little bit of progress, having climbed all the way up to. . .fourth place!

With Monday night's action for the AL Central teams firmly in the books, here is what the current standings look like.

AL Central Standings

Cleveland 13 8 .619 0 Lost 3
Detroit 12 10 .545 1.5 Won 4
Kansas City 12 10 .545 1.5 Lost 3
Minnesota 9 12 .428 4 Won 3
Chicago 9 14 .391 5 Won 1

(updated 4.25.2011 at 9:49 PM PDT)

As you can see, the Twins are still closer to last place than they are to first place. The White Sox won the first of their four-game set in Yankee Stadium on Monday night, which helps their cause a little bit.

While the White Sox are taking on the New York Yankees, the Twins are set to open up a three-game set starting on Tuesday with the Tampa Bay Rays, who they lost three out of four to the last time they got together. As far as the rest of the American League Central is concerned, the Detroit Tigers have a three-game set at Comerica Park against the Seattle Mariners starting on Tuesday, while the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals will start their own three-game set in Cleveland on Tuesday as well.

Yes, it isn't rapid progress, but the Twins are starting to make some progress in the American League Central. The Major League Baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint, so a slow start is nothing to be worried about. Hopefully the Twins will look more like the team that we saw against Cleveland the past couple of days than what we saw early on.

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