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(AP) -- Scoring first has been a mantra behind the Minnesota Twins' revival. An autograph from a child seems to have sparked Mike Napoli's surge.

The surging Twins look for another fast start Monday when they host Napoli and the Boston Red Sox in the opener of this three-game set.

Minnesota (25-18) has turned around its season with a 16-6 stretch, scoring first in 12 of those victories. The Twins have tallied the opening run in seven straight games, winning five after scoring the first five runs in an 8-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

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Leaders
AVG: T. Hunter.281
HR: B. Dozier9
RBI: T. Hunter26
SB: D. Santana4
W: K. Gibson4
ERA: K. Gibson2.72
Saves: G. Perkins16
K: P. Hughes38
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 2815.651-
Minnesota 2518.5813
Detroit 2619.5783
Cleveland 2023.4658
Chi White Sox 1922.4638
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .253 (13)
Runs: 197 (8)
Hits: 371 (12)
Home Runs: 34 (23)
Stolen Bases: 16 (21)
OBP: .308 (20)
SLG: .383 (21)
Total Bases: 562 (21)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.05 (20)
Runs Allowed: 184 (15)
Saves: 17 (3)
Strikeouts: 247 (30)
OpBA: .273 (29)
OBP: .325 (24)
SLG: .423 (26)
Run Support: 4.61 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/23 C. Fien Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
5/22 B. Peterson Released
5/22 T. Stauffer Removed From 15-Day DL (Right intercostal strain)
5/21 T. Stauffer Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
5/20 D. Bernier Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/11 J. Schafer Right knee MCL sprain (on 15-day DL)
5/9 T. Plouffe Family issues (day-to-day)
5/4 O. Arcia Right hip flexor strain (on 15-day DL)
4/30 C. Fien Right shoulder strain (on 15-day DL)
4/30 E. Nunez off 15-day DL
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