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MLB Standings Update: Twins Hit Rock Bottom, Attempt Digging

The Minnesota Twins are the worst team in Major League Baseball.

That's not hyperbole or frustration over the current state of our favorite baseball team. . .the records bear out the fact that the Minnesota Twins do, indeed, have baseball's worst record as we enter the month of May.

Here are your current, up to the minute, American League Central standings.

AL Central Standings

Cleveland 19 8 .703 0 Won 6
Kansas City 15 13 .535 4.5 Won 3
Detroit 12 16 .428 7.5 Lost 6
Chicago 10 19 .344 10 Lost 5
Minnesota 9 18 .333 10 Lost 6

(updated 5.2.2011 at 10:24 AM PDT)

After the season's first month, the Twins are the only team in Major League Baseball that have not reached double digits in victories. They've lost six consecutive games, and they've been outscored in those six games by a combined score of 54-14.

Minnesota is 29th in the majors in runs scored with only 85 in 27 games, and also rank 29th in on-base percentage and slugging percentage. The struggles haven't been confined to the offense, however, as Minnesota's 5.06 team ERA is the worst in baseball, and they've allowed teams to hit .277 against them, which is 29th in the league.

Yes, the Minnesota Twins are the worst team in baseball as it stands right now. The last time the Twins were this bad this late in the season was 2000, a year that saw the Twins finish with a 69-93 record. Hopefully this team can get things turned around soon, but as of now it doesn't look terribly promising.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.