Why the Minnesota Twins are not a fluke (and could win 100 games)

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 25: Eddie Rosario #20 and Jonathan Schoop #16 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate scoring runs against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of the game on May 25, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 25: Eddie Rosario #20 and Jonathan Schoop #16 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate scoring runs against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of the game on May 25, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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The Minnesota Twins own the best record in baseball, but instead of waiting for the bottom to fall out, the Twins could be on their way to a 100-win season.

The Minnesota Twins have gotten off to a fantastic start to the 2019 season. Despite falling in the series opener to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, the Twins own the best record in baseball at 36-17, which has given them a 10-game lead in the American League Central division.

In order to get out to their hot start, the Twins have been able to win games in a variety of ways as manager Rocco Baldelli has pushed all the correct buttons when he’s needed to. The lineup currently leads Major League Baseball in scoring including a league-leading 105 home runs and the pitching staff also sits with a 3.70 ERA that ranked fifth in the majors entering Monday.

All of this has instilled optimism into a fan base that packed Target Field for the largest crowd since 2016 during Sunday’s victory over the Chicago White Sox. While all of this is surreal, the Twins fan base can’t help but have the same mentality as other teams that get off to a white-hot start.

“When will the bottom drop out?”

The Twins definitely have the look of a Cinderella team throughout the first two months of the season, but the MLB schedule always has had the mantra of a marathon instead of a sprint. With over 100 games to go, it’s nearly impossible to tell if the Twins will make a deep run into October, but there are several factors that could push them in the right direction.

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