Posted at 9:47 AM on August 14, 2006
by Ben Tesch
The Twins end up taking only the last game against the Blue Jays. Meanwhile, the White Sox swept the Tigers. First in the wild card before the weekend started, the Twins are now 2.5 back, and behind both mismatched colors of Sox.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, keeper of ridiculous sports statistics and anecdotes, in the 5-game home losing streak where the Twins only scored 3 runs total, it was "the fewest runs that the Twins have scored in five consecutive home games not just in the Metrodome, but in any five-home-game span since the franchise relocated from Washington to the Twin Cities in 1961. In fact, you have to go back 53 years -- to the first year of the Eisenhower Administration, when the team was playing in Washington's Griffith Stadium -- to find that last time that the franchise scored as few as three runs over a span of five home games."