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MLB Standings: The Twins Are Staring At The Basement

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So yeah, the Twins are only a game and a half ahead of Kansas City for last place in the American League Central. This seasn, which began with such promise, has gone into a death spiral of epic proportions.

Injuries, bad pitching, bad hitting, injuries, bad timing, trades of Delmon Young and Jim Thome, and did I mention injuries, have snowballed from almost the beginning of the season.

And the Twins, one of the pre-season favorites to win the division, have become, essentially, the Kansas City Royals. Or the Twins circa late 1990's, or early 1980's.

Your current American League Central Standings:


AL Central Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Detroit 72 59 .549 0 Won 2
Cleveland 64 64 .500 6.5 Won 1
Chicago 64 65 .496 7 Won 1
Minnesota 55 76 .419 17 Lost 6
Kansas City 54 78 .409 18.5 Lost 1

(updated 8.27.2011 at 12:28 PM CDT)



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