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With Miguel Sano out, Eduardo Escobar surprised by his burst of power

Minnesota Twins' Eduardo Escobar (5) is congratulated by manager Paul Molitor (4) after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit.

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.

Hartman: Kelly praises Molitor for Twins' 2017 turnaround

Brian Dozier was greeted by Jorge Polanco on Saturday night in Detroit after Dozier scored in the first inning, Little League home run-style, on a bunt single and a three-base error. Both middle infielders have played big roles in the Twins’ turnaround this season.

Tom Kelly presided over one of the great turnarounds in baseball history in 1991 and this year's Twins matched that 21-game turnaround Friday.

Rand: Guess I was wrong again about the Twins and Vikings

What were we thinking when we thought we had it all figured out?

Berrios gets off to strong start in win against Tigers

The Twins righthander didn't give up a hit until the fourth inning,

Berrios' workload could become a factor for Twins

The Twins, at eight games over .500, match their high-water mark for the season.

Photos: Twins 10, Detroit 4

Twins complete a four game sweep against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit.

Twins look to close out the Tigers and close in on a wild card spot

Jose Berrios is on the mound, looking to snap a four start winless streak while leading the Twins to a sweep.

Eight-run eighth inning lifts playoff-minded Twins to victory over Detroit

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.

Santana believed Twins would rally

Twins righthander Ervin Santana improved to 16-8 on the season

Escobar was determined to bunt, until he didn't have to

Eduardo Escobar ended up hitting a two-run single as part of an eight-run eighth inning on Saturday.

Kepler leaves Saturday's Twins game with hip injury

Max Kepler left Saturday's game after the first inning when he injured his left hip while fielding and throwing a Miguel Carbera single. Twins manager Paul Molitor does not believe the injusy is serious.

Extended netting in MLB parks can no longer be optional

Foul balls and flying bats have been potential disasters for decades. Why won't Commissioner Rob Manfred upgrade his nearly two-year old ''recommendation'' of extra netting to a full-fledged demand?

Twins shift international focus more to Latin America

The Twins have casted their net worldwide to find players from Australia to South Africa. But that looks to be changing.

Saturday's Twins-Detroit game recap

A look back at Saturday night's game.

MLB Insider: Central Intelligence

A weekly look around the AL Central.

MLB insider: 3-2 pitch

Three observations ... and two predictions for the end of the MLB season.

Santana on the mound as Twins go for three straight in Detroit

After beating Daniel Norris on Friday, the Twins are 24-23 against lefthanded starters this season. They face another one Saturday in Matthew Boyd - who presents a different challenge. Minnesota counters with Ervin Santana

Gibson pitches Twins to victory over Detroit to pad wild-card lead

Behind seven effective innings from Kyle Gibson, the Twins beat Detroit and built their wild-card lead to 3½ games.

Molitor: Mauer will start every day the rest of the way for Twins

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.