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MLB Standings: Minnesota's March To 100 Losses Continues

A couple of weeks ago, we told you that in order to avoid a 100-loss season, the Minnesota Twins needed to win four of their final 19 games. Then that number dropped to four of their last 15.

It isn't getting any prettier.

With their 5-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night at Target Field, the Twins dropped their tenth in a row and their 94th game of the 2011 Major League Baseball season. Now, in order to avoid a 100-loss season, the Twins have to find four wins in their final nine games of the year. . .a tall order for a team that only has four total wins since August 28 and is riding their first double-digit losing streak since 1998.

Here are the current American League Central standings:

AL Central Standings

Detroit 89 65 .577 0 Lost 1
Cleveland 76 77 .496 12.5 Lost 1
Chicago 75 79 .487 14 Won 1
Kansas City 68 87 .438 21.5 Won 1
Minnesota 59 94 .385 29.5 Lost 10

(updated 9.21.2011 at 7:45 AM PDT)

Not only do the Twins look destined for 100 losses, they have an outside shot of being the worst team in franchise history since the move to Minnesota.

The worst team the Twins have put on the field, at least in terms of regular season record, since their move to Minneapolis was the 1982 version, which posted a record of 60-102. If the Twins drop their final nine games. . .which would have them ending the season on a mind-blowing nineteen-game losing streak, they will run their record to 59-103, which would make them the worst team in Minnesota Twins' history. It might sound outrageous to think that the Twins could lose 19 consecutive ball games. . .then again, when this season started, suggesting the Twins would lose 100 games would have sounded outrageous, too.

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