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Twins Climb to First Place Amongst Five-Game Winning Strea

The Minnesota Twins are in first place of the AL Central division for the first time in over a year after sweeping division rivals Detroit and Chicago.

The biggest victory of all came Sunday with a seven to six win over Detroit after falling behind by six runs in the first inning, according to the Pioneer Press.

Minnesota starting pitcher Boof Bonsor game up six runs in the first inning to a Tigers team that had scored only two runs in its previous two games. But Joe Mauer's two-run single in the seventh inning capped a comeback that put that gave the one and half game lead over Chicago for first place in the AL Central. Earlier in the week Minnesota won a pair against the then division leading White Sox, starting their current five game streak.

Mauer was very pleased with how the team responded after a dismal first inning. "I think that's huge for our pitching staff, to show that we're still going to go out there and try to put up runs for 'em," Mauer said. (Star Tribune)

Minnesota's lead could vanish quickly though as they begin a three-game series with Chicago on Tuesday.