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As one brilliant tweet said: 'The Twins' magic number is 2019'

All of a sudden the Twins are eight games back in the division.
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Brian Dozier

Brian Dozier, looking sad. 

After winning four of six games against the Indians and Red Sox, the Twins were beginning to look like a team that was ready to keep pace in the American League Central division. 

Sadly, three straight losses coupled with six straight wins by the Indians has Minnesota looking further up in the division than they have all season. 

Minnesota got drubbed by the Rangers 9-6 on Saturday and the Indians beat the Tigers 4-1, increasing their lead in the division to seven games over Detroit and eight ahead of the Twins. 

The situation is dire. 

Entering play Sunday, the Twins have a 4 percent chance to make the playoffs, which is only a slightly better chance than the Vikings had against the Saints before Case Keenum found Stefon Diggs for the Minneapolis Miracle.

Basically, Martha Young is the only baseball analyst you need rest of the season. 

There are 89 games left and the Twins are already in a peril situation. 

Think about it like this: if the Indians play .500 ball the rest of the season they will finish with 85-86 wins. Doing so would force the Twins to win 52-53 of their final 89 games just to tie Cleveland.

If Cleveland wins 50 more games – which is entirely possible, if not likely – they'd finish with 92 wins. To win 92 games the Twins have to go 59-30 in their final 89 games, a winning percentage of .663, a clip that only the Yankees have exceeded at this point in the season. 

What about the wild card?

No. Just, no. 

Seattle currently owns the second wild card and they have 14 more wins than the Twins. 

Anything could happen, but unless Keenum can pitch and Diggs can hit, there's very little hope for a miracle. 

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