Welcome to a short feature that we'll have up every morning through the end of the season - or as long as the Twins remain in contention for a Wild Card spot. We'll highlight the standings, what's occurring, and we'll have a look at the games for the contenders that day. But we will in no way attempt to curse our favorite baseball team.
Let's get going.
|Wild Card Teams||W||L||PCT||WCGB||E#||L10||STRK|
|New York Yankees||83||67||.553||+4.0||-||6-4||W1|
|Los Angeles Angels||77||74||.510||2.5||9||5-5||W1|
Twins: WIN, 3-1
Astros: LOSS, 4-3
Angels: WIN, 4-3
The Angels beating the Astros works in Minnesota's favor as it puts the Twins within two games of Houston. It also means that Los Angeles keeps pace, just a half game behind the Twins, but that's better than the alternative. Whether Minnesota wins or loses today
Twins (77-73) vs Indians (74-75), 7:10pm CST
Probable Pitchers: Phil Hughes vs Corey Kluber
Astros (80-72) vs Angels (77-74), 1:10pm CST
Probable Pitchers: Nick Tropeano vs Mike Fiers
On This Date In 2009 (before play)