MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins are tied for last place in the American League Central, but they're still putting up impressive numbers on the base paths this season.
When Twins infielder Alexi Casilla stole second base in Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians, it gave Minnesota 118 steals as a team this season. That number is the highest since the Twins swiped 146 bases in 2001.
The 118 stolen bases ties Minnesota's season total from 1999, which is tied for sixth-most in a season in team history.
The Twins stole eight total bases in the four-game series with Cleveland, including four in Sunday's 8-7 walk-off victory. In that game, center fielder Ben Revere swiped a pair of bases, while Darin Mastroianni and Pedro Florimon also had one steal each.
"We had a lineup in there with speed," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said after Sunday's win. "Try to move around the base paths. And we did that today and it's fun to watch. So we mixed in some base hits and got some cheap runs...