Target Field has been happy home for Twins

Trevor Plouffe is just one of four Twins third basemen with 20 homers and 80 RBI in a season.

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The Minnesota Twins are at Target Field for the final three-game series of the season. With a playoff spot within grasp, being at home might just be the place to be for the Twins.

Minnesota has the fifth-most home victories in the American League with 46, behind Toronto, Houston, Kansas City and Los Angeles.

Entering the final weekend, the Twins are batting .266 at Target Field, with a .324 on-base percentage and .432 slugging percentage (compared to their road marks of 231/289/375). In addition, their batting average on balls in play is .303, compared to .280 away from home.

That has led to Minnesota having one of the biggest run differentials between home and road.


Team Home Road Difference
Rockies 5.54 3.46 2.08
Red Sox 5.35 4.00 1.35
Orioles 5.04 3.73 1.31
Indians 4.60 3.73 0.87
Twins 4.74 3.99 0.75

Minnesota has also pitched better at home in 2015. In 78 games at Target Field, Twins pitchers have a 3.66 ERA and opponents are batting .262. On the road, the ERA jumps to 4.51 and opponent batting average to .277.

Other notes:

— Trevor Plouffe is just one of four Twins third basemen with 20 homers and 80 RBI in a season.

— Ervin Santana has the third-lowest ERA since Aug. 30 in the majors at 1.47.

— Kansas City’s Chris Young is holding right-handed batters to a .165 batting average.

Statistics courtesty STATS Inc. and