The Minnesota Twins were presented a golden opportunity to make a serious dent into the lead of the Detroit, as they hosted the Tigers for a weekend four game series at Target Field. What happened? Well, they lost three of four, and instead of being as little as four back, they are now a full seven games out, and to make matters worse, they face Texas tonight to begin a 10 game road trip.
Here are your up to date standings:
Detroit 54-47 .535 —
Cleveland 51-48 .515 2.0
Chicago 49-51 .490 4.5
MINNESOTA 47-54 .465 7.0
Kansas City 42-59 .416 12.0
The good news is that there is plenty of time to make up those 7 games. With approximately 9 weeks left in the season, it amounts to less than one game a week. But the Twins will have to play better against the better teams in the league if they want to make that move.
And Texas is definitely one of the league’s better teams.