Detroit Tigers: Top Five AL Central First Half Surprises

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Jul 14, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; American League second baseman

Brian Dozier

(2) of the Minnesota Twins runs the bases after hitting a solo home run against the National League during the eighth inning of the 2015 MLB All Star Game at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins Fast Start

Alright, so the Twins didn’t exactly get off to an extremely fast start when they began the season 1-6, but that made it an even bigger surprise when the Twins won 20 games in May.

During the month, Minnesota was fourth in runs scored, 139, and ERA, 3.57. The great May pushed the Twins 11 games above .500 and into first place in the AL Central for a small period of time.

Minnesota has been playing under .500 ball since then, but by going 6-1 in the final week of the first half of the season, the Twins have the second best record in the AL at 49-40.

That’s just 4.5 games behind the Kansas City Royals.

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