WCCO was simply outbid. WCCO had been the Twins' broadcast partner since the team moved to Minnesota from Washington in 1961. WCCO paid the team $3 million annually, but kept all the ad revenue. In the initial four-year deal with KSTP, the Twins kept all the revenue from ads broadcast during games and agreed to pay the team an escalating fee that would eventually reach $1 million a season.
Twins take care of Tigers, gain extra cushion in the division
Minnesota now has a 3.5-game lead over Cleveland.