Minnesota Twins: 79-75

Only a game in a half behind the Houston Astros come the Twinkies. Paul Molitor has done an impressive job taking over for some big shoes to fill from former Minnesota skipper Ron Gardenhire. Now the last time the Yankees and Twins met up in the Bronx, the Yanks were also able to sweep Minnesota. HOWEVER, every game in that series the Twins actually had the lead making it a non-conventional type of sweep. The most exciting of the three games was when the Yanks were trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the 7th inning. I’ll let the video below explain the rest.

Minnesota Twins: 79-75

Michael Kay basically lost his voice on that A-Rod Grand Slam call.

The most impressive Twin in my opinion has been rookie sensation Miguel Sano. After missing all of last season in a rare instance for a batter to opt for Tommy John surgery, Sano has bursted onto the scenes this season by absolutely crushing bomb shots. Three of his 17 HRs this season have come against New York, and their’s no question that him, Joe Mauer, the ageless Tori Hunter, Trevor Plouffe and Brian Dozier would like an opportunity to avenge all of their playoff losses that this organization has suffered in the past versing the Yanks and to become the possible Cinderella story in October.

Of course, Terry Francona’s Cleveland Indians’ tribe sit 3 games back with 9 games to go. So watch them prevail and over take the three aforementioned teams. If that happens, this will be my last ever written article. Let’s hope they don’t make me regret not making them their own slide, as much as I love their rookie SS Francisco Lindor.