The Twins can win this series if…
The Twins need to play cleaner baseball then they have over the past week if they want to get past the Red Sox. Although they’ve been beating up on inferior teams, the Red Sox are slowly improving and have the weapons to make a charge toward the top of the American League East if everybody gets right in the next couple of months.
The Twins challenge will be to not let the Red Sox use them as a springboard to that run. While the Red Sox are searching for good mojo heading into Target Field, the Twins already have it as one of the best teams in baseball. Rocco Baldelli has done a great job of making sure his team doesn’t get too high or two low and after a disappointing series finale against the Royals, they should be ready to go against Boston.
The key for the Twins will be to clean up some of the minor deficiencies that have cost them a couple games on the home stand. If Minnesota can play up to their potential, taking two-of-three from Boston is not out of the question.