White Sox beat Angels, Twins are going to the playoffs for the first time since 2010

Nick Delmonico's walk-off 2-run homer in the 10th put the Twins in the playoffs.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Twins' clubhouse went crazy went Nick Delmonico launched a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to walk off the Angels in Chicago, thus clinching a playoff berth for the Twins. 

The moment they clinched was chilling. 

The last time the Twins went to the playoffs was in 2010 when they won the AL Central division. 

They're the first team to make the playoffs the year after losing 100+ games. The Twins lost 103 games last season. 

Minnesota will play Tuesday in the American League Wild Card against Boston or New York. If they win, they advance to the ALDS to play the Indians or Astros. 

Next Up

teacher, coronavirus, covid-19, school, classroom

Minneapolis Public Schools to bring middle, high students back in April

Distance learning will continue be offered to those who want it.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins

Timberwolves announce 2nd half schedule

The Timberwolves will play 37 games in 66 days to close out the season.

Chris Finch / Timberwolves

National Basketball Coaches Association criticizes Timberwolves' coaching search

The organization believes the Timberwolves failed "to conduct a through and transparent search" before hiring Chris Finch.

best buy

Best Buy announces bonuses of up to $500 for hourly workers

The retailer has seen business boom since the pandemic started, particularly online.

mcdonald's

Burnsville PD: Customer sprayed chemical irritant at McDonald's workers

The incident happened in Burnsville over the weekend.

coronavirus, coronavirus test, covid-19

MN launches campaign to get students tested for COVID every 2 weeks

The state launched a youth testing campaign on Wednesday as part of its effort to control the spread of COVID.

jacob frey

Preparations for Derek Chauvin trial underway in Minneapolis

People will see "fortification" efforts and National Guard soldiers.

Willmar Police Department

Road rage leads to brawl at Willmar intersection, police say

The participants appeared to know each other, police said.

hazelewood burgers

3 Minnesota restaurants make it on 50 best burgers in America list

A travel website praised the restaurants' burgers in a recently released list.

Fire, firefighters

Firefighter critical after gun discharges during blaze, hitting him

The 35-year-old Cornell firefighter is hospitalized in critical condition

Related

Image from iOS (58)

Division champs! Twins clinch AL Central for first time since 2010

The Twins are going back to the playoffs. It's finally official.

Eddie Rosario

If Twins don't catch the White Sox, the Yankees likely wait in the playoffs

One week to determine the MLB's Wild Card round matchups.

Pierzynski's error helps Twins beat White Sox, 7-6

The Twins and White Sox exploded with four runs apiece in the first inning before settling into a groove that led to a 6-6 tie entering the ninth inning. That's when a throwing error by A.J. Pierzynski put runners at second and third with nobody out, and allowed Jamey Carroll to drive in the winning run with walk-off sacrifice fly.

Twins can create separation in the Wild Card race by beating up on the last place White Sox and Blue Jays

11 straight against the last place White Sox and Blue Jays should help the Twins.

Twins-White Sox postponed Saturday and Sunday

Twins meteorologist Mace Michaels is monitoring the situation.

What the Twins' playoff rotation could look like if they reach the ALDS

First they have to win the Wild Card, then it gets really interesting.

Updating the Twins' playoff chances

Losing eight of 12 after the All-Star break puts the Twins in a tight situation.