Tied, 1st (AL Central)
Tied, 2d (wild card)
Justin Morneau (being congratulated by Jason Kubel) and a mostly anonymous but productive supporting cast has kept Minnesota in the race, and their relatively easy schedule might push them over the top. Fifteen of Minnesota's final 25 games come against sub-.500 teams, and six of those 15 are against the lowly Royals. The Twins have a four-game swing at Tampa beginning Sept. 18.
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