The Twins lost a game in the race for home field last night as both New York and TampaBay won. They did, however, get help as Texas lost – which clinches the fact that the Twins will be at home for the first round.
Playoff Picture Wild Card vs. Minnesota
Texas vs. AL East Champion
* TB and NYY clinched playoff spots last night
The Twins have likely played themselves out of the race for home field advantage. As we look ahead to facing a wild card team, both CC Sabathia and David Price pitched well in their final starts last night and could have seven days off before a potential Wednesday start.
Game One Foes Price, Sabathia tune up last night
8 IP, 6 H, 0 R
8.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R
The Twins allowed 10 runs again last night. They have allowed 10 or more runs four times in the last five games. This is the first time this has happened to the Twins since April of 1994.
Frustrating Five Twins pitching in five game skid
Sept. 24-28, 2010
Games of 10+ runs allowed
Total runs allowed
Previous ERA rank
ScottBaker hasn’t lost since July 19, going 5-0. The Twins have won 8 of his last 9 starts.
Big Starts for Baker
Since July 24
Previous 12 starts
Baker will be trying to help the Twins avoid a three-game sweep in KC for the first time since 1994 – they had won nine consecutive series at KC.
Nine but No More Twins dominance in KC comes to an end