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The Minnesota Twins have been one of the surprise teams during the first-half of the season. They are currently 49-40 and 4.5 games back of the Kansas City Royals for first place in the American League Central. They currently have the second best record in the American League and are the Wild Card leaders by one game.
It’s been an exciting first-half of the season for the Twins. They won 20 games in the month of May. It was the first time the Twins won 20 games in a month since 1991, a year in which they won the World Series.
They have seen a number of prospects make their big league debut. Some of those debuts were disappointments; others have been thrilling.
Glen Perkins, the Twins closer has thrown his name into discussion for the best closer in baseball. He leads the American League with 28 saves. He is also a perfect 28 for 28 in save opportunities. He made the All-Star game for the third straight time this season.
The Twins start the second half of the season today and are in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
Let’s take a look back at five storylines from the first half of the Twins season.