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April 27, 2011 – Twins hitters are hitting at a .244 clip so far this season but opposing hitters are hitting .255 off of Twins pitchers.

Only the Royals (29), Orioles (28), Rangers (28), Red Sox (24), pitchers have given up more home runs than the Twins (23) have.

Twins batters have drawn just 52 bases on balls, and are tied for dead last in the AL with Tampa. The Red Sox on the other hand have drawn 94 free passes.

Twins pitchers are last in the AL in strikeouts (119) with the closest team to them (Tampa) having 130, while White Sox hurlers lead the league with 185 KO’s.

The Twins are perfect when they steal bases being a perfect 10 for 10. The White Sox on the other hand have stolen 16 bases but been caught 14 times to lead the league.

Twins batters have a sad slugging percentage of .336, only the Mariners .332 is worse.

Twins closers have 7 saves this year, better than everyone but the Rangers (7) and the Yankees (8).

Twins hitters have hit 9 home runs and Twins pitchers have given up 23 home runs this season.

Twins batters have hit into 17 double plays while the Mariners have hit into just 8 but the Rangers have pounded into 28 so far.

So far this season Twins designated hitters have hit for a collective average of .221 with 2 home runs and 7 RBI’s.

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