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Twins take on Blue Jays in AL Wild Card Series: Everything you need to know

Twins one win away from taking first playoff series in 21 years
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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have ended the longest postseason losing streak in pro sports, and now they'll seek to win their first series in 21 years as they take on the Toronto Blue Jays.

Here's everything you need to know about the first-round matchup.


What happened in game one?

The Twins broke an 18-game postseason losing streak when they beat the Blue Jays 3-1 Tuesday. Royce Lewis hit two home runs in the first two postseason at bats of his career. Jhoan Duran closed with a hitless ninth inning to give the Twins their first playoff win since 2004.

When is first pitch for game two?  

Wednesday's game is set to start at 3:38 p.m. at Target Field. Gates open at 1:30 p.m.

Who are the starting pitchers?

For the Twins, Sonny Gray will start game two. Gray, the Twins' ace, had a 2.79 ERA in his All-Star season, good for third in all of MLB.

Former Twin José Berríos will start for the Blue Jays. He had a down season in 2022, but rebounded nicely this year with a 3.65 ERA.

Who is on the Twins' playoff roster?

The Twins released their playoff roster Tuesday morning. Carlos Correa and Royce Lewis, both of whom had been dealing with injuries, are in. Byron Buxton is still out. Here's the full roster: 

What are the lineups?

The Twins and Blue Jays have not released their game two lineups yet.

What's the forecast?

WCCO Meteorologist Joseph Dames says it should be around 66 degrees at first pitch

When is the last time the Twins won a playoff game?

Before Tuesday, the Twins hadn't won a postseason matchup since they beat the New York Yankees 2-0 on Oct. 5, 2004. That was nearly 19 years ago. They'd lost 18 straight postseason games since then, 13 of them to the Yankees.

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