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Twins can lock up wild-card position as early as tonight.
The Twins infielder belted a three-run homer during the Twins' five-run sixth inning that helped them put the Tigers away 10-4 on Sunday.
The Twins on Saturday couldn't do much vs. Tigers starter Matt Boyd, but feasted on the bullpen to win their third straight in Detroit and inch closer to a wild-card berth.
The Twins have casted their net worldwide to find players from Australia to South Africa. But that looks to be changing.
Behind seven effective innings from Kyle Gibson, the Twins beat Detroit and built their wild-card lead to 3½ games.
Twins manager Paul Molitor has preserved 34-year-old Joe Mauer to the point where he can be in the lineup every day as the Twins attempt to secure a playoff berth.
Clutch hits by the Twins were everywhere on Thursday in a 12-1 romp over Detroit. The Angels and Rangers are both 2 1/2 games behind Minnesota, which has nine games to play.
The Twins walked 10 times Thursday — a nine-inning season high — to push their total for the season to 570. They are on pace to be the third Twins team to draw more than 600 walks in a season.
It's the latest in a series of moves as Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey and General Manager Thad Levine continue to makeover the organization.
Eddie Rosario hit two home runs and Joe Mauer clubbed a grand slam Sunday for the Twins, who head to New York after rallying for a 13-7 victory over Toronto.