September 26, 2006


Twins' Remarkable Run Leads to Playoffs (DAVE CAMPBELL, 9/26/06,
The Associated Press)

With his blue shirt soaked to the skin and champagne and beer dripping off his goggles, Torii Hunter led a toast in a circle of his teammates. Colored bottles raised, the Twins cheered their spot in the playoffs but made clear they're still pushing for the division title.

"It ain't done yet!" Hunter yelled.

Minnesota capped a remarkable turnaround by clinching a wild-card spot Monday night, beating the Kansas City Royals 8-1 behind home runs from Hunter and Justin Morneau.

Boof Bonser came up with another strong start to help the Twins reach the playoffs for the fourth time in five years -- a feat that certainly looked unlikely when they were 25-33 in early June.

You knew the ChiSox rotation would turn from a strength to a weakness, because of how hard Ozzie was riding them, but if you foresaw the Twins going 68-30 and challenging for the best record in baseball after that start, you ought to buy a lottery ticket posthaste.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 26, 2006 1:30 PM
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