With over 5,000 baseball games played since late Match, the great month of October is finally here and it’s time for the fate of the teams that have made it to the dance to be decided in just a handful of games. With the AL Wild Card Game behind us, we can move on to breaking down the American League Division Series. If you’re looking for background, statistical analysis and some players and storylines to watch over the next week, we have you covered. New York Yankees (103-59) vs. Minnesota Twins (101-61) HistoryIf you were expecting anything but an extreme shellacking by the Yankees historically, I have some bad news for you. The Yankees are 13-2 against the Twins in the postseason, with the most recent blow being a victory in the 2017 Wild Card Game. Back-to-back sweeps in the ALDS in 2009 and 2010 don’t help, and 1-3 routs in both the 2003 and 2004 ALDS add a little je ne sais quoi. Throw in some heartbreaking losses and the fact that these are the Yankees and there’s plenty of bitterness on the Twins’ side of the equation. This year, New York took the season series 4-2, with a +4… Read full this story
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