The Minnesota Twins look to fend off the Cleveland Indians for first place in the AL Central. With that said, let’s take a look at three matchups I think could make or break the Twins season.
August 8th-11th Cleveland visits Target Field
The Minnesota Twins are slowly losing the division lead on the Cleveland Indians which is why this series will be such an important one in a few weeks. It’s the first 4 of 10 remaining games between the two powerhouse teams of the AL Central. Not only will it be big in terms of the divisional race but the Twins head to Milwaukee and Texas shortly after to begin a 6-game road trip.
Before the series against the Indians, the NL East first-place Atlanta Braves will visit Minnesota for a 3-game set of their own. The biggest series remaining against the Indians could very well be this four-game tilt. The season series currently sits at 5 games for the Twins and 4 games for the Indians, meaning neither team has the upper hand so far this season.
Minnesota does have a home-field advantage throughout the remainder of the series with 7 of the 10 games being played at Target Field. Though, that may not be as important as one would think for this Minnesota Twins club because their home and away records are nearly identical. They’re currently 29-17 at home and 30-19 while on the road.