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Twins slugger Cruz hits 400th career home run

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins slugger Nelson Cruz hit his 400th career home run, becoming the 57th player in major league history to reach the mark.

Cruz connected in the fourth inning Sunday for his 40th homer of the season. He became the third player in Twins history to hit 40 home runs in a season, joining Harmon Killebrew and Brian Dozier.

The 39-year-old Cruz tagged Kansas City's Gabe Speier for a solo drive. It gave the AL Central-leading Twins an 8-6 lead and elicited a curtain call for Cruz as fans at Target Field gave him a standing ovation.

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Leaders
AVG: N. Cruz.300
HR: N. Cruz39
RBI: N. Cruz104
SB: B. Buxton14
W: J. Odorizzi14
ERA: J. Berríos3.70
Saves: T. Rogers28
K: J. Berríos186
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 9560.613-
Cleveland 9164.5874
Chi White Sox 6887.43927
Kansas City 5799.36538.5
Detroit 46109.29749
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .269 (2)
Runs: 894 (2)
Hits: 1478 (1)
Home Runs: 294 (2)
Stolen Bases: 26 (30)
OBP: .337 (5)
SLG: .493 (2)
Total Bases: 2706 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.21 (10)
Runs Allowed: 729 (14)
Saves: 48 (3)
Strikeouts: 1388 (12)
OpBA: .257 (20)
OBP: .318 (11)
SLG: .421 (12)
Run Support: 5.73 (2)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/14 J. Alcala Purchased From Minors
9/14 M. Diplan Designated for Assignment
9/10 B. Buxton Placed on 60-Day IL (Left shoulder subluxation)
9/10 K. Gibson Removed From 10-Day IL (Ulcerative colitis)
9/10 R. Torreyes Purchased From Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/10 B. Buxton Left shoulder subluxation (on 60-day IL)
9/6 N. Cruz Left wrist soreness (day-to-day)
9/4 S. Dyson Right biceps soreness (day-to-day)
9/4 M. Kepler Chest soreness (day-to-day)
9/1 M. Kepler Left leg tightness (day-to-day)
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