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2012 MLB Standings Update: Cleveland Indians Trying To Avoid Last Place, Hold Off Minnesota Twins

The Indians have a 1-game lead on the Minnesota Twins, who are in last place in the AL Central.

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 02:  Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium on August 2, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 02: Corey Kluber #28 of the Cleveland Indians pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning at Kauffman Stadium on August 2, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Indians open a three-game series at 1:05 p.m. in Detroit Monday, hoping to avoid falling into last place in the AL Central standings. The Minnesota Twins, who open a series today against the Chicago White Sox, trail Cleveland by just one game for fourth in the division. Detroit and Chicago are tied for first in the division standings. The Indians trail third place Kansas City by 4.5 games.

Here is a look at the full standings:

Central W L PCT GB E# WCGB L10 STRK
Chicago White Sox 72 61 .541 - - 2.0 4-6 L4
Detroit Tigers
72 61 .541 - - 2.0 6-4 W3
Kansas City Royals
60 73 .451 12.0 18 14.0 5-5 W1
Cleveland Indians
56 78 .418 16.5 13 18.5 2-8 L1
Minnesota Twins
55 79 .410 17.5 12 19.5 4-6 L1

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