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Perez, Lynn face former teams in Twins-Rangers finale

Martin Perez spent seven seasons pitching in Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, but Sunday afternoon will mark the first time the left-hander makes a start for the visiting side as the Minnesota Twins look to complete a four-game sweep of the Texas Rangers.

Perez (8-5, 4.57 ERA) signed as an undrafted free agent with Texas in 2007 and went 43-49 with a 4.63 ERA with the Rangers, including a 10-6 mark with a 3.62 ERA in 2013 when he finished sixth in American League Rookie of the Year voting. But Texas let him leave after a 2018 season in which he went just 2-7 with a 6.22 ERA in 22 appearances, including 15 starts.

Perez signed a one-year contract with Minnesota in January. He already faced his former teammates on July 5 in Minneapolis, when he picked up the win in a 15-6 victory, allowing four runs and seven hits over six innings. But he said Sunday's homecoming start "will be a special day for me."

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Leaders
AVG: E. Andrus.283
HR: J. Gallo22
RBI: R. Odor66
SB: E. Andrus25
W: L. Lynn14
ERA: M. Minor2.94
Saves: S. Kelley11
K: L. Lynn184
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .250 (18)
Runs: 630 (9)
Hits: 1051 (16)
Home Runs: 175 (16)
Stolen Bases: 93 (2)
OBP: .322 (19)
SLG: .442 (12)
Total Bases: 1858 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.98 (24)
Runs Allowed: 658 (24)
Saves: 26 (21)
Strikeouts: 1051 (19)
OpBA: .270 (27)
OBP: .342 (27)
SLG: .465 (26)
Run Support: 5.20 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/16 I. Gibaut Called Up from Minors
8/15 P. Payano Sent to Minors
8/13 D. Carpenter Purchased From Minors
8/13 J. Chávez Placed on 10-Day IL (Right posterior elbow impingement)
8/9 K. Allard Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/13 J. Chávez Right posterior elbow impingement (on 10-day IL)
7/28 D. Santana Left calf stiffness (day-to-day)
7/24 J. Gallo Fractured right wrist (on 10-day IL)
7/22 S. Kelley Right biceps muscle soreness (10-day IL)
7/15 J. Biddle Left shoulder fatigue (on 60-day IL)
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