MLB American League Division Preview: Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees

Posted: 7th October 2009 by The Sportmeisters in MLB
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By Ryan of The Sportmeisters á About The Minnesota Twins: A day after clinching the AL Central in a one-game playoff, the Twins travel to the Big Apple to take on the Yankees. At 87-76, the Twins closed a seven-game deficit, going 17-4 over the final month to tie the Detroit Tigers and force the playoff before clinching the AL Central. Their success will hinge on potential AL MVP Joe Mauer, who came back from an injury to hit .365 with 28 home runs and 96 RBIs. They are without Justin Morneau, but Jason Kubel (.300, 28 home runs, 103 RBIs) has filled in nicely for him. They have one of the better closers in baseball in Joe Nathan (2.10 ERA, 47 saves), but a weak pitching rotation, already made weaker by the one-game playoff, could see Nathan spend a lot of time in the bullpen. á About Th ...

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