The Minnesota Twins missed an opportunity against the Chicago White Sox last week, but can they make amends in the Windy City this week?
The Minnesota Twins are in the heat of a race for an American League Central division title for the first time in nearly a decade. With the days in the 2019 season winding down, the Twins need to make every game count if they want to bring home their first division title since 2010.
For that to happen, the Twins need to take advantage when they play teams that are out of playoff contention. If this sounds like a broken record, it’s because this is the exact same situation Minnesota faced last week when they hosted the Chicago White Sox.
While the Twins own a 19-game lead over Chicago entering the opener of a three-game series on Tuesday, that didn’t seem to matter in last week’s series as the White Sox took two-of-three games at Target Field. Although the result was disappointing, the Twins rebounded to take two-of-three games over the Detroit Tigers over the weekend but will be looking for retribution and some room in the AL Central standings this week.
That doesn’t mean that it will be an easy task as the White Sox are playing great at the moment, taking two-of-three from the Twins and following that up by taking three-of-four games from the Texas Rangers last weekend.
If the Twins want to assert their dominance in the division, this is a series they have to win. If they can pull that off, they will have some breathing room as they inch closer to a crucial month of September.