The Minnesota Twins are creating some room in the American League Central thanks to their stellar play away from Target Field.
As the Minnesota Twins head into the home stretch of the 2019 season, they’re starting to prove that there’s no place like being on the road. After struggling through most of a homestand with the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers last week, the Twins played the same two teams on the road and looked like a different team.
Thanks to an offensive explosion that saw the team score 24 runs in the first and second innings so far in the road trip, the Twins have gone 5-1 and can pick up the series victory in Detroit with a win on Monday afternoon.
Such a stretch was needed for the Twins as they looked to create breathing room between themselves and the Cleveland Indians. With the Tribe suddenly slumping to a 7-11 record after taking a brief lead in the division back on Aug. 21, the Twins have responded by going 13-5 with a 10-2 record in road games during that stretch.
A lot of that has to do with a schedule that has swung in the Twins’ favor the past couple of weeks, but if the Twins can show that they can win on the road, then anything is possible as they head into the final stretch.