GOOD WIN, BAD HOMESTAND

Coming off a 5-2 road trip and the buzz of the All-Star break, the Twins said they wanted to make a run coming out during their 10-game homestand that followed. It didn’t work out that way, not after going 3-7 and starting the process of breaking apart the team.

                                       At the break                10 home games later

Record                                 44-50                                     47-57

AL Central deficit                   10½                                       11½

Wild-card deficit                      6½                                          8