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Twins sweep Tigers, close in on WC berth

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DETROIT (AP) Jorge Polanco and Eduardo Escobar homered, and Minnesota beat the Detroit Tigers 10-4 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep that moved the Twins closer to securing a wild-card berth in the playoffs.

Polanco hit a solo homer in the first off Buck Farmer (4-5), and Escobar welcomed Victor Alcantara with a three-run drive in the sixth.

Minnesota (82-74) began the day 4 1/2 games ahead of Kansas City, Texas and the Los Angeles Angels for the second AL wild card. The Twins outscored the Tigers 39-12 in the sweep.

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NL Home Runs
Rank Name HR
1 G. Stanton, Mia57
2 C. Bellinger, LAD39
3t P. Goldschmidt, Ari36
3t M. Ozuna, Mia36
5t N. Arenado, Col35
5t C. Blackmon, Col35
5t J. Votto, Cin35
8 R. Zimmerman, Was34
9 A. Rizzo, ChC32
10t A. Duvall, Cin31
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NL Runs Batted In
Rank Name RBI
1 N. Arenado, Col126
2 G. Stanton, Mia125
3 P. Goldschmidt, Ari120
4 M. Ozuna, Mia118
5 A. Rizzo, ChC107
6 R. Zimmerman, Was103
7 J. Lamb, Ari102
8 T. Shaw, Mil99
9 A. Duvall, Cin97
10t A. Rendon, Was96
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