The Twins held off the Blue Jays for a 6-5 win on Sunday, earning their 20th win of the month. As MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger points out, it’s the Twins’ first 20-win month since June of 1991 when they went 22-6. The Twins won the World Series — their most recent championship — that year.
Now 30-19, the Twins have the best record in the American League. They lead the AL Central by a half-game over the Royals, who lost in 11 innings to the Cubs on Sunday.
CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.
The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.
Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.
“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”
The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.