Minnesota (AP) - It's been all smiles in Minnesota as Mr. Ortiz has been leading the charge with another breakout season. Big Pappi leads the league in homers (39), sixth in RBI's (86) and is seventh in batting average (.337). Last season, Ortiz finished 43-126-.316 and appears ready to exceed those numbers this season.
The Twins continue to hold a slight lead over the Cards (2 1/2 GB) and Phillies (3 GB) in what most certainly will be a race that will go down to the final week of the regular season. The Twins have never finished better than fourth in their division, never had a winning season and have never made the playoffs - these gloomy facts will all be erased at the end of this season.