3 reasons to believe Twins can beat Astros in ALDS Game 4

Minnesota stole Game 2 from Houston, but there's good reason to believe it won't stop there.
Division Series - Minnesota Twins v Houston Astros - Game Two
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Royce Lewis

I mean, need we say more?

Lewis is on fire to such a white hot degree this postseason that simply saying his name three times like Beetlejuice might conjure up a run out of thin air. He’s not perfect, as we saw with his uncharacteristically bad game on Tuesday, but that might mean he’s primed to bounce back and go off in Game 4.

Coming into Game 3, Lewis was slashing .267/.389/.867 with four home runs and a 1.256 OPS in just four games. That’s who the Twins need on Wednesday and chances are they’re going to see him. Lewis has reached base in all but one game this postseason and his bat has accounted for four runs — most of which coming in clutch moments.

Lewis helped end the miserable 18–game losing streak with back-to-back home runs in the AL Wild Card opener, and then blasted a solo shot in Game 1 of the ALDS to help the Twins build momentum that carried into Game 2.

Come on, how can you not be filled with confidence seeing that. Every time Royce steps into the batter’s box the crowd is already on its feet and pulsing with energy — that’s the effect he has and it’s tailor made for October.

It’s hard to believe it’s the first time he’s seeing the bright lights of postseason baseball and it already looks like he thrives under them.

No situation will require more of a clutch performance than what the Twins are up against in Game 4. Lewis has given the Twins some magical moments so far this postseason and he’ll need to tap back into that bag of tricks and return to being the superstar he’s shown the ability to be.