Twins’ position: Two games back from the second of two AL wild-card spots. The Yankees and Astros currently sit in wild-card position. The Angels are a half-game back of Minnesota while Cleveland dropped 4 ½ games back of a playoff spot after Tuesday’s loss at Target Field.  
Twins games remaining: 12 (5 home, 7 road).
Games to watch today: 3
Twins vs. Cleveland, 7:10 p.m. (FSN)
The Twins finally solved Danny Salazar on Tuesday and will have to pull a similar trick tonight. Corey Kluber is 4-0 with a 1.70 ERA over his last five starts against the Twins, going the distance in the last two. He had a one-hitter in a 6-1 win at Minnesota on Aug. 14 after three-hitting the Twins in an 8-1 victory five days earlier. 
L.A. at Houston, 1:10 p.m. (MLBN)
A three-game showdown of wild-card contenders concludes at Minute Maid Park just after lunch, and Twins fans are pulling for another Astros loss. The Angels, who won 4-3 on Tuesday, send Nick Tropeano and his 5.06 ERA to the mound. Houston, 4-6 in its last 10 games, counters with Mike Fiers. He has been great at home since a trade from Milwaukee, going 1-0 with a 0.89 ERA in three starts, including throwing a no-hitter against the Dodgers on Aug. 21.    
Texas at Oakland, 9:07 p.m. (No local TV)
If you’re willing to watch baseball early in the day, hey, why not stay up past bedtime and root for the Rangers drop a game in their tight AL West division race. Texas won 8-6 over the A’s Tuesday night (uh, Wednesday morning) but needed Billy Butler (remember him?) to groundout ending a late Oakland threat.              
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report. Above: Houston Astros' Jed Lowrie slides safely across home plate to score on a wild pitch thrown by Los Angeles Angels' Huston Street on Tuesday. Photo: David J. Phillip, Associated Press

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