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Game 1 of ALDS Presents Must-Win Situation for NY Yankees

Ronald MonestimeCorrespondent IOctober 5, 2010

When it comes to the MLB postseason, the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees are certainly no strangers to one another as they will be locking horns in the American League Divisional Series (ALDS) for the fourth time in the past eight years. Unfortunately for the team from the ‘Twin Cities’ not much of a rivalry has resulted from their frequent pairing with the Bronx Bombers.

In the previous three series, including last year’s best-of-five contest, the Yankees have owned the Twins, winning nine of eleven games on their way to unceremoniously ending Minnesota’s playoff run in three out of the last seven years.

However, when the first pitch is thrown at Target Field Wednesday evening this series will have an entirely different feel than those of 2003, 2004 and 2009 because, believe it or not, the Twins have a legitimate shot at dethroning the defending World Series Champions.

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