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The 2019 Minnesota Twins season was the 59th season for the Minnesota Twins franchise in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, their 10th season at Target Field and the 119th overall in the American League. It was the first year under new manager Rocco Baldelli who was hired on October 25, 2018 following the firing of previous manager Paul Molitor on October 2. It was also the first season since 2004 without longtime Twin Joe Mauer on the roster, as he announced his retirement on November 9, 2018 after 15 seasons. His number 7 was retired on June 15, 2019.

2019 Minnesota Twins
American League Central Champions
Minnesota Twins Insignia.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record101–61 (.623)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Jim Pohlad
Manager(s)Rocco Baldelli
Local televisionFox Sports North
(Dick Bremer, Bert Blyleven, Justin Morneau) (Marney Gellner) (Audra Martin)
Local radioWCCO
(Cory Provus, Dan Gladden)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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They improved upon their record from the previous season, and clinched the AL Central division for the first time since 2010 on September 25. On September 26, the Twins scored their 99th win with a victory over the Detroit Tigers, the highest number of wins for the franchise since 1965, and the third highest in franchise history. Despite winning 101 games (the second most since moving to Minnesota), the Twins were still the 3rd seed in the American League, the best record ever for a 3rd seed. With 307 home runs by their hitters, the Twins also set a new major league record for most home runs by a team in a season. They opened the playoffs by playing the New York Yankees in the Division Series, however they were swept 3 games to 0 in a best-of-5 series extending their record for the longest playoff losing streak in MLB history to 16 games.

Regular seasonEdit

Game logEdit

2019 game log: 101–61 (Home: 46–35 ; Away: 55–26)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Twins Team Member

PostseasonEdit

2019 Postseason: 0–3 (Home 0–1; Away 0–2)

Season standingsEdit

American League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
(3) Minnesota Twins 101 61 0.623 46–35 55–26
Cleveland Indians 93 69 0.574 8 49–32 44–37
Chicago White Sox 72 89 0.447 28½ 39–41 33–48
Kansas City Royals 59 103 0.364 42 31–50 28–53
Detroit Tigers 47 114 0.292 53½ 22–59 25–55


Division Leaders W L Pct.
(1) Houston Astros 107 55 0.660
(2) New York Yankees 103 59 0.636
(3) Minnesota Twins 101 61 0.623


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
(4) Oakland Athletics 97 65 0.599 +1
(5) Tampa Bay Rays 96 66 0.593
Cleveland Indians 93 69 0.574 3
Boston Red Sox 84 78 0.519 12
Texas Rangers 78 84 0.481 18
Chicago White Sox 72 89 0.447 23½
Los Angeles Angels 72 90 0.444 24
Seattle Mariners 68 94 0.420 28
Toronto Blue Jays 67 95 0.414 29
Kansas City Royals 59 103 0.364 37
Baltimore Orioles 54 108 0.333 42
Detroit Tigers 47 114 0.292 48½


Records vs. AL OpponentsEdit

2019 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 7–12 3–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 3–3 4–3 0–6 2–17 1–6 3–4 7–12 1–6 8–11 7–13
Boston 12–7 5–2 3–3 5–2 2–4 5–1 4–3 3–3 5–14 4–3 4–3 7–12 4–3 11–8 10–10
Chicago 3–3 2–5 11–8 12–6 4–3 9–10 2–5 6–13 4–3 1–5 2–4 2–4 4–3 4–3 6–14
Cleveland 4–3 3–3 8–11 18–1 3–4 12–7 6–0 10–9 4–3 1–5 5–1 1–6 4–3 6–1 8–12
Detroit 4–3 2–5 6–12 1–18 1–6 10–9 3–3 5–14 3–3 1–6 1–6 2–4 0–6 3–4 5–15
Houston 4–2 4–2 3–4 4–3 6–1 5–1 14–5 3–4 4–3 11–8 18–1 3–4 13–6 4–2 11–9
Kansas City 3–3 1–5 10–9 7–12 9–10 1–5 2–4 5–14 2–5 2–5 2–5 3–4 2–5 1–6 9–11
Los Angeles 3–4 3–4 5–2 0–6 3–3 5–14 4–2 1–5 2–5 6–13 10–9 3–4 9–10 6–1 12–8
Minnesota 6–0 3–3 13–6 9–10 14–5 4–3 14–5 5–1 2–4 3–4 5–2 5–2 6–1 4–3 8–12
New York 17–2 14–5 3–4 3–4 3–3 3–4 5–2 5–2 4–2 2–4 6–1 12–7 3–3 11–8 12–8
Oakland 6–1 3–4 5–1 5–1 6–1 8–11 5–2 13–6 4–3 4–2 10–9 4–3 13–6 0–6 11–9
Seattle 4–3 3–4 4–2 1–5 6–1 1–18 5–2 9–10 2–5 1–6 9–10 2–4 8–11 4–2 9–11
Tampa Bay 12–7 12–7 4–2 6–1 4–2 4–3 4–3 4–3 2–5 7–12 3–4 4–2 3–3 13–6 14–6
Texas 6–1 3–4 3–4 3–4 6–0 6–13 5–2 10–9 1–6 3–3 6–13 11–8 3–3 3–3 9–11
Toronto 11–8 8–11 3–4 1–6 4–3 2–4 6–1 1–6 3–4 8–11 6–0 2–4 6–13 3–3 3–17

Updated with the results of all games through September 29, 2019.


RosterEdit

2019 Minnesota Twins
Roster
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