Minnesota Twins: 5 questions for the ALDS vs. the Yankees

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 05: Eddie Rosario #20 and Nelson Cruz #23 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate scoring against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning of the interleague game on August 5, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. a(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 05: Eddie Rosario #20 and Nelson Cruz #23 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate scoring against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning of the interleague game on August 5, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. a(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – SEPTEMBER 06: Nelson Cruz #23 and Miguel Sano #22 of the Minnesota Twins are presented an award by the Minneapolis bomb squad for the setting the MLB single season home run record before the game against the Cleveland Indians of the game on SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – SEPTEMBER 06: Nelson Cruz #23 and Miguel Sano #22 of the Minnesota Twins are presented an award by the Minneapolis bomb squad for the setting the MLB single season home run record before the game against the Cleveland Indians of the game on SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Can the Bomba Squad outslug the Bronx Bombers?

In the first round of the ALDS, we have a matchup that’s sure to attract some eyeballs. When it comes to sheer home run totals, the Twins and Yankees are about to put on slugfest that would be on par with Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant.

In MLB history, no team has hit more home runs than the Twins and Yankees have in 2019. Minnesota was able to edge out New York for the single-season home run record with 308, but the Yankees were right there, swatting 307 home runs over the fence. Needless to say, both teams will be looking to add to that total over this series.

The question is, which team will have the better opportunity to do so? One thing the Twins have going for them is depth. The Twins were the first team in MLB history to have eight players with 20 or more home runs in a season and with multiple threats in their lineup, they could be able to go toe-for-toe if this series turns out to be a Home Run Derby.

For the Yankees, they’re continuing to get some of that power back as Aaron Judge played roughly half the season and Giancarlo Stanton recently returned after missing most of the year with various injuries.

Both teams are dangerous and even with the cooler October weather, this series could come down to who can hit more balls out of the park.

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