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AL Central Watch: Sept. 4

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Here's a quick glance at what's happening around the American League Central.

The Twins are staying remarkably relaxed, despite another tough loss on their 14-game trip to that wraps up today. Just as the White Sox have already looked ahead to their series Sept. 23-25 at the Metrodome, so are the Twins. Here's what manager Ron Gardenhire had to say about facing the Sox: ''That would be a fun series, if it's all right there. [But] we gotta win ballgames and go from there. We can't put everything toward facing Chicago at home for three games. We've got too many games between then and after that.''

The Tigers' disappointing season is now being felt at the gate at Comerica Park.

Meanwhile, a freak injury to Angels pitcher Jered Weaver's fingers pushed him out of his start Friday against the White Sox. In fact, Weaver will miss the entire Sox series this weekend.

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It's come down to this.

CWS: LAA 3, TOR 4, DET 3, @NYY 4, @KCR 3, @MIN 3, CLE 3
MIN: DET 3, KCR 3, @BAL 3, @CLE 3, @TAM 4, CWS 3, KCR 3

I think the WSox will clinch it with a win in Min. The Twins are not a good road team & that 10 gm trip looks like a lost cause for them.

A TOR sweep will give the WSox a 2 gm cushion in the loss column so go Jays!

It's come down to this.

CWS: LAA 3, TOR 4, DET 3, @NYY 4, @KCR 3, @MIN 3, CLE 3
MIN: DET 3, KCR 3, @BAL 3, @CLE 3, @TAM 4, CWS 3, KCR 3

I think the WSox will clinch it with a win in Min. The Twins are not a good road team & that 10 gm trip looks like a lost cause for them.

A TOR sweep will give the WSox a 2 gm cushion in the loss column so go Jays!

I've got a Twins question for my fellow Sox fans:

Since the Twinkies have basically one bona fide slugger in their lineup (Mauer is a hitter--not a slugger), don't you treat Justin Morneau the same as Barry Bonds was treated during his heyday? I mean, in light of their less-than-stellar slugging lineup, how do you let Morneau beat you? I say walk him in just about any game situation and then some including a few bases loaded instances.

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