With Tuesday's 4-1 playoff loss to the Houston Astros, the Minnesota Twins extended their post season losing streak to 17 games, the record breaking longest in U.S. professional sports history -- breaking a tie at 16 with the 1975-1979 Chicago Blackhawks.

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The Minnesota Twins will try again today to launch what they hope is a deep playoff run. The Twins are the third seed in the American League as the Central Division Champions. The Astros are the 6th seed.

2020 is the second straight season that the Minnesota Twins have claimed the American League Central Division title. The Twins finished the coronavirus pandemic shortened 60 game season with a 36-24 record.

As the higher seed, the Minnesota Twins will host all of the best-of-three opening round Wild Card series games against the Astros at a fan-less Target Field. Houston now leads the short series one game to none. A Minnesota loss today will end the Twins season.

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AL Wildcard Series Schedule

  • Game One: TUE 9/29 - Houston at Minnesota - 1:00 PM CT (on ABC)
  • Game Two: WED 9/30 - Houston at Minnesota - 12:00 PM CT (on ESPN2)
  • Game Three (if necessary): THU 10/1 - Houston at Minnesota - Time TBA

The Odds

ActionNetwork.com has the Twins listed as the team having the third best chance to win the 2020 World Series at 7.2%. The Los Angeles Dodgers are on top at 22%, followed by the Tampa Bay Rays at 14%. The Chicago White Sox are listed at 7.1%, followed by the Atlanta Braves at 7.0% and Cleveland Indians at 6.3%.

Homer Hankies Now Available

The 2020 Homer Hankies are available at the Target Field Clubhouse Store, the Minneapolis Star Tribune offices, and at select Cub Food stores around the state.

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.