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Team records since Aug. 6, the day the Twins got hot and stayed hot

Minnesota was 52-56 on the morning of Aug. 6. They're 25-13 since.
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It's been exactly 40 days since the Twins began changing their season for the better. 

After losing 13 of 20 after the All-Star break, the Twins have surged with a 25-13 record since Aug. 6. Only the Cleveland Indians, who are riding an MLB record 22-game winning streak, have been better. 

AL Standings since Aug. 6

  1. Indians: 32-7
  2. Twins: 25-13
  3. Yankees: 22-15
  4. Red Sox: 21-14
  5. Angels: 19-16
  6. Rangers: 19-17
  7. Astros: 18-18
  8. Mariners: 18-18
  9. Orioles: 18-19
  10. White Sox: 18-20
  11. Rays: 15-20
  12. Athletics: 15-20
  13. Blue Jays: 16-21
  14. Royals: 16-22
  15. Tigers: 9-28

Technically, the players' only meeting the Twins had Aug. 1 in San Diego could be credited as the day they turned their season around. Since that day, they've gone 27-16. 

Minnesota has 16 games remaining. Ten of them are against the Blue Jays and Tigers and the other six are on the road against the Yankees and Indians.

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