MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luis Arraez matched career highs with four hits and three RBIs in his return to the lineup, and the Minnesota Twins clinched home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs Saturday night with a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Minnesota maintained its one-game lead in the AL Central over the Chicago White Sox, who beat the crosstown Cubs 9-5.

The Twins can wrap up their second consecutive division crown — and the No. 2 seed in the American League — with another win Sunday against Cincinnati or a White Sox loss at home to the Cubs. If the teams finish tied, Chicago wins the division because it holds the tiebreaker over the Twins.

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American League Central Division Standings

  1. Minnesota Twins
  2. Chicago White Sox (1.0 back)
  3. Cleveland Indians (2.0 back)
  4. Kansas City Royals (11.0 back)
  5. Detroit Tigers (12.0 back)


Las Vegas has the Twins listed as the team having the seventh best odds to win the 2020 World Series at 13/1. The Los Angeles Dodgers are on top at 7/2, followed by the New York Yankees at 7/1, Tampa Bay Rays at 8/1, Chicago White Sox at 10/1, and Oakland Athletics at 10/1.

If the season ended last night, here's what the playoff matchups would look like:

No. 1 Rays vs. No. 8 Blue Jays
No. 2 Twins vs. No. 7 Indians
No. 3 Athletics vs. No. 6 Astros
No. 4 White Sox vs. No. 5 Yankees

Go Twins!

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