Joe Mauer says the adversity the Twins have had to overcome this season has prepared them for the postseason.
Winning the first game of the ALDS will put the Twins in the best position to advance past the Yankees, according to the Star Tribune's La Velle E. Neal III, Jim Souhan and Joe Christensen.
Michael Cuddyer says once the players hit the field for the playoffs, the intensity will rise and fans will see a team determined to play well.
Ron Gardenhire says the Twins have been pretty good at finding ways to win this year, and that's what they plan to do against the Yankees.
Joe Christensen reports from Kansas City, where the losing streak reached a season-high five games.
The Twins and their fans celebrated after clinching the AL Central Division title late Wednesday night.
The Twins are bored with the White Sox and looking ahead to bigger things after a 9-3 victory Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field.
The Twins stuffed the White Sox in the first game of a three-game series in Chicago.
The Rangers' roll continues as they edge the Twins once again and are on a verge of a sweep.
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||2||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: V. Mazzaro||4|
|Baltimore - LP: K. Gausman||6||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: B. Morrow||12|
|Cleveland - WP: Z. McAllister||12||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: R. Dempster||3|
|Minnesota - LP: J. Burton||6||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: J. Benoit||7|
|LA Angels - WP: J. Blanton||5||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: E. Santana||4|