UNDATED (AP) — The second half of the Major League Baseball season gets underway Friday when the All-Star break ends with a 15-game schedule.

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The Minnesota Twins open the second-half at home against AL-Central rivals Cleveland, who entered the break leading the division. Ervin Santana starts tonight for the Twins against the Indians' Carlos Carrasco.  Pre-game coverage begins at 6:30 tonight with the first pitch at 7:10.  You can hear it on 1340 KROC AM.

Looking at the back half of the season, Cubs fans will find out how good there team really is. The Cubs raced out to a seven-game lead at the break by playing the second-easiest schedule in the majors. But things might get a little tougher for the NL Central leaders in next few weeks.

Chicago returns from the All-Star break with three games against AL-leading Texas and then plays the Mets, Brewers, White Sox and Mariners to close out July. All but Milwaukee are over .500 and competing for playoff spots.

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