MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit the tying home run in the eighth inning and the game-winning single with two outs in the 10th, giving the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

That tightened the AL Central race for the Twins, who are a half-game behind the Chicago White Sox. Byron Buxton and Mitch Garver also homered for the Twins, who have all four of their remaining games at home where their 22-5 record is the best in baseball.

Jeimer Candelario’s RBI single in the top of the 10th gave the Tigers a 4-3 lead.

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American League Central Division Standings

  1. Chicago White Sox
  2. Minnesota Twins (0.5 back)
  3. Cleveland Indians (3.0 back)
  4. Detroit Tigers (11.0 back)
  5. Kansas City Royals (12.0 back)

The Chicago White Sox have five games remaining -- two against the Indians in Cleveland, and three at home against their crosstown rival Cubs.

The Twins have four games remaining - one more tonight against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field, then three at home against the Cincinnati Reds.

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.

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