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AL powers Yankees, Twins open 3-game set

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New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia announced before the season that 2019 would be the final one of his 19-year major league career. And it's doubtful that any team was happier to hear the news than the Minnesota Twins.

The 39-year-old Sabathia is scheduled to make his final regular season start at Target Field in Minneapolis in Monday night when the American League East-leading Yankees open a three-game series with the AL Central-leading Twins.

Sabathia (5-4, 4.06 ERA) is 20-9 with a 3.09 ERA in 39 career starts against Minnesota and is 12-1 in his last 16 starts against the Twins. The 20 wins are tied with Justin Verlander of the Astros for the most of any active player and also rank eighth all-time against Minnesota.

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5 W. Merrifield, KC.309
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NL Batting Average
Rank Name BA
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5 C. Blackmon, Col.319
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7 N. Arenado, Col.307
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