The Twins and Braves — who met in a classic 1991 World Series — face one another this week at Target Field. The setting is dramatically different than 1991, since the Twins and Braves have baseball’s two worst records. But in 1991, the two teams were a year removed from being the worst in their respective divisions.

Here's a look at the teams then and now.

1991 TWINS

95-67

First place, American League West; second-best record in majors

Kirby Puckett had a great Game 6, making a fabulous catch and getting four hits and three RBI, including winning HR in 11th inning.

71

Victories for starting pitchers against 51 losses, a .582 win percentage.

Best starters

Scott Erickson (above), 20-8, 3.18 ERA; Jack Morris, 18-12, 3.43 ERA

Relief pitching

24-16 / 3.53 ERA / 53 saves; Rick Aguilera, 42 saves

Team batting average, leader

.280; Kirby Puckett, .319

Runs per game

4.79

Home runs (season), team leader

140; Chili Davis, 29

 

1991 BRAVES

94-68

First place, National League West; third-best record in majors

David Justice had 21 HR and 87 RBI in only 109 games during the regular season, supplying offense for a pitching-oriented Braves team.

72

Victories for starting pitchers against 49 losses, a .595 win percentage.

Best starters

Tom Glavine (above), 20-11, 2.55 ERA; Steve Avery, 18-8, 3.38 ERA

Relief pitching

22-19 / 5.57 ERA / 48 saves; Juan Berenguer, 17 saves

Team batting average, leader

.258; Terry Pendleton, .308

Runs per game

4.62

Home runs (season), team leader

141; Ron Gant, 32

 

2016 TWINS

37-61

Last, American League Central; second-worst record in majors

Eduardo Nunez was the Twins’ lone All-Star representative this season. Alas, his average has dipped below .300 and he’s a rumored trade candidate.

21

Victories for starting pitchers (43 losses). Projected record: 34-71.

Best starters

Tyler Duffey, 5-7, 5.71 ERA; Ervin Santana, 3-8, 3.93 ERA

Relief pitching

16-18 / 4.41 ERA / 16 saves; Brandon Kintzler, 8 saves

Team batting average, leader

.251; Miguel Sano, .250, 15 HR, 38 RBI

Runs per game

4.44

Home runs (so far), team leader

113; Brian Dozier, 17

 

2016 BRAVES

33-66

Last, National League East; worst record in majors

Freddie Freeman leads offensively challenged Atlanta with 17 homers, but he has only 36 RBI and already has struck out 114 times in 371 at-bats.

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Victories for starting pitchers (44 losses). Projected record: 29-72.

Best starters

Matt Wisler, 4-10, 4.92 ERA; Julio Teheran, 3-8, 2.71 ERA

Relief pitching

15-22 / 4.26 ERA / 17 saves; Arodys Vizcaino, 10 saves

Team batting average, leader

.237; Nick Markakis, .262, 5 HR, 49 RBI

Runs per game

3.38

Home runs (so far), team leader

61; Freddie Freeman, 17