Minnesota Twins: 5 Reasons They Will Win the American League Central

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Minnesota Twins: 5 Reasons They Will Win the American League Central
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At the start of June I never thought I would be writing an article like this—at least not about the Twins in 2011.

On June 1, the Twins sat at 17-37, 20 games below .500 and 16.5 games behind the division leading Cleveland Indians.

Since then the Twins have gone on a tear, going 29-14 and closing the gap in the division race to only five games.

The Twins are looking to become the first team in major league history to finish with a record above .500 after being 20 games below .500 at some point in the season while seeking their third straight AL Central title. 

Here are five reasons the Twins will win the division.

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