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2017 Minnesota Twins season

The 2017 Minnesota Twins season was the 57th season for the franchise in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, their eighth season at Target Field and the 117th overall in the American League. The Twins began the season on April 3 at home against the Kansas City Royals and finished the year on October 1 at home against the Detroit Tigers.

2017 Minnesota Twins
American League Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record85–77 (.525)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Jim Pohlad
Manager(s)Paul Molitor
Local televisionFox Sports North
(Dick Bremer, Bert Blyleven, Torii Hunter)
Local radioGo 96.3
(Cory Provus, Dan Gladden)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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On September 27, the Twins clinched the second wild-card berth to become the first team in Major League Baseball history to reach the postseason after losing 100 games the previous season.[1] They lost to the New York Yankees in the Wild Card Game.

Offseason and spring trainingEdit

The Twins recorded a 16–13 win–loss record in spring training. Three games finished tied and were therefore not included in the standings.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 102 60 0.630 49–32 53–28
Minnesota Twins 85 77 0.525 17 41–40 44–37
Kansas City Royals 80 82 0.494 22 43–38 37–44
Chicago White Sox 67 95 0.414 35 39–42 28–53
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 38 34–47 30–51


Division Leaders W L Pct.
Cleveland Indians 102 60 0.630
Houston Astros 101 61 0.623
Boston Red Sox 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 91 71 0.562 +6
Minnesota Twins 85 77 0.525
Kansas City Royals 80 82 0.494 5
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 5
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 0.494 5
Seattle Mariners 78 84 0.481 7
Texas Rangers 78 84 0.481 7
Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 0.469 9
Baltimore Orioles 75 87 0.463 10
Oakland Athletics 75 87 0.463 10
Chicago White Sox 67 95 0.414 18
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 21


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2017 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 10–9 4–3 1–6 3–4 1–5 3–3 2–4 2–5 7–12 4–3 4–2 8–11 6–1 12–7 8–12
Boston 9–10 6–1 4–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 2–4 5–2 8–11 3–4 3–3 11–8 5–1 13–6 16–4
Chicago 3–4 1–6 6–13 10–9 4–2 10–9 3–4 7–12 3–4 1–5 3–4 3–3 4–3 3–3 6–14
Cleveland 6–1 3–4 13–6 13–6 5–1 12–7 6–0 12–7 5–2 3–4 4–2 4–3 6–1 4–2 6–14
Detroit 4–3 4–3 9–10 6–13 3–4 8–11 3–4 8–11 3–3 1–5 1–6 2–5 1–5 3–3 8–12
Houston 5–1 4–3 2–4 1–5 4–3 3–4 12–7 5–1 5–2 12–7 14–5 3–4 12–7 4–3 15–5
Kansas City 3–3 4–2 9–10 7–12 11–8 4–3 6–1 8–11 2–5 3–3 5–2 4–3 1–6 3–3 9–11
Los Angeles 4–2 4–2 4–3 0–6 4–3 7–12 1–6 2–5 4–2 12–7 11–7 3–4 8–11 4–3 11–9
Minnesota 5–2 2–5 12–7 7–12 11–8 1–5 11–8 5–2 2–4 3–3 3–4 2–4 4–3 4–3 13–7
New York 12–7 11–8 4–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 5–2 2–4 4–2 2–5 5–2 12–7 3–3 9–10 15–5
Oakland 3–4 4–3 5–1 4–3 5–1 7–12 3–3 7–12 3–3 5–2 7–12 2–5 10–9 2–5 7–13
Seattle 2–4 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–1 5–14 2–5 7–12 4–3 2–5 12–7 5–1 11–8 1–6 12–8
Tampa Bay 11–8 8–11 3–3 3–4 5–2 4–3 3–4 4–3 4–2 7–12 5–2 1–5 2–4 9–10 11–9
Texas 1–6 1–5 3–4 1–6 5–1 7–12 6–1 11–8 3–4 3–3 9–10 8–11 4–2 3–4 14–6
Toronto 7–12 6–13 3–3 2–4 3–3 3–4 3–3 3–4 3–4 10–9 5–2 6–1 10–9 4–3 9–11


Game logEdit

2017 game log: 85−77 (Home: 41−40; Away: 44−37)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Twins team member

RosterEdit

PostseasonEdit

Game logEdit

2017 Postseason: 0−1 (Home 0−0; Away 0−1)

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FOX. "Twins clinch playoff spot, continue historic turnaround". KMSP. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "Spring Training Standings". MLB. Retrieved September 29, 2017.

External linksEdit