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Secrets of the AL Central, III

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Maybe we should just start calling the "Secrets of the AL Central" posts "Everything You've Been Told About the Twins is Wrong"...

Record in One-Run Games This Season

  1. Chicago White Sox: 19-14
  2. Kansas City Royals: 19-18
  3. Minnesota Twins: 24-24
  4. Cleveland Indians: 12-15
  5. Detroit Tigers: 15-21

You mean the Twins aren't 46-2 in one-run games? They have Joe Nathan! They play the game the right way! They are positively terrifying on the basepaths! Isn't small ball supposed to be perfect for those late-game situations?

I bet you didn't expect to see the Royals at 19-18, either, did you?