Minnesota Twins: 5 reasons why the Twins can win the World Series
By Chris Schad
The Twins have been terrific on the road
With most teams leading up to the postseason, it always feels like having home-field advantage can help swing the odds in your favor. After all, in the Twins previous two World Series seasons in 1987 and 1991, the Twins battled in a pair of seven-game series that were ultimately decided in the confines of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
As the Twins inch closer to October this year, they currently sit well behind the Yankees and Astros not only for home-field advantage throughout the postseason but in the American League Divisional Series as well. For most teams, this would be a bit of an issue, but for the Twins, they seem to feel most at home when they are on the road.
The Twins have compiled an overall record of 50-25 on the road this season, which entering Monday was the best mark in Major League Baseball. The Twins have especially turned this on since the All-Star break as they’ve won nine of their last 11 series on the road compiling an overall record of 22-7.
By comparison, the Twins are 2-7-1 in series at Target Field since the All-Star break with an overall record of 14-18.
Many of those series have come against teams that are currently out of the playoff race such as Chicago and Detroit, but they’ve also performed well in road series that matter including a pair of series victories against Cleveland to help take control of the AL Central. With the Twins struggles at Target Field, starting a series on the road might actually give them an advantage.