2018 Minnesota Twins season

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2018 Minnesota Twins
Minnesota Twins Insignia.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record78–84 (.481)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Jim Pohlad
Manager(s)Paul Molitor
Local televisionFox Sports North
(Dick Bremer, Bert Blyleven, Torii Hunter)
Local radioWCCO
(Cory Provus, Dan Gladden)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2018 Minnesota Twins season was the 58th season for the Minnesota Twins franchise in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, their ninth season at Target Field and the 118th overall in the American League. The Twins began the season on March 29 on the road against the Baltimore Orioles and ended the season at home against the Chicago White Sox.[1] The Twins finished the 2018 season at 78–84, 13 games out of first place in a weak American League Central division. The record led to the firing of manager Paul Molitor the day after the season ended. Also, this season would prove to be the 15th and final season for career Twin Joe Mauer, who retired following the season.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 91 71 0.562 49–32 42–39
Minnesota Twins 78 84 0.481 13 49–32 29–52
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 27 38–43 26–55
Chicago White Sox 62 100 0.383 29 30–51 32–49
Kansas City Royals 58 104 0.358 33 32–49 26–55



Division Leaders W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 108 54 0.667
Houston Astros 103 59 0.636
Cleveland Indians 91 71 0.562


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 100 62 0.617 +3
Oakland Athletics 97 65 0.599
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 0.556 7
Seattle Mariners 89 73 0.549 8
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 17
Minnesota Twins 78 84 0.481 19
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 0.451 24
Texas Rangers 67 95 0.414 30
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 33
Chicago White Sox 62 100 0.383 35
Kansas City Royals 58 104 0.358 39
Baltimore Orioles 47 115 0.290 50


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2018 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 3–16 3–4 2–5 2–4 1–6 2–4 1–5 1–6 7–12 1–5 1–6 8–11 3–4 5–14 7–13
Boston 16–3 3–4 3–4 4–2 3–4 5–1 6–0 4–3 10–9 2–4 4–3 11–8 6–1 15–4 16–4
Chicago 4–3 4–3 5–14 7–12 0–7 11–8 2–5 7–12 2–4 2–5 2–4 4–2 4–3 2–4 6–14
Cleveland 5–2 4–3 14–5 13–6 3–4 12–7 3–3 10–9 2–5 2–4 2–5 2–4 4–2 3–4 12–8
Detroit 4–2 2–4 12–7 6–13 1–5 8–11 3–4 7–12 3–4 0–7 3–4 2–4 3–4 4–3 6–14
Houston 6–1 4–3 7–0 4–3 5–1 5–1 13–6 4–2 2–5 12–7 9–10 3–4 12–7 4–2 13–7
Kansas City 4–2 1–5 8–11 7–12 11–8 1–5 1–6 10–9 2–5 2–5 1–5 0–7 2–5 2–5 6–14
Los Angeles 5–1 0–6 5–2 3–3 4–3 6–13 6–1 4–3 1–5 10–9 8–11 1–6 13–6 4–3 10–10
Minnesota 6–1 3–4 12–7 9–10 12–7 2–4 9–10 3–4 2–5 2–5 1–5 3–4 2–4 4–2 8–12
New York 12–7 9–10 4–2 5–2 4–3 5–2 5–2 5–1 5–2 3–3 5–1 10–9 4–3 13–6 11–9
Oakland 5–1 4–2 5–2 4–2 7–0 7–12 5–2 9–10 5–2 3–3 9–10 2–5 13–6 7–0 12–8
Seattle 6–1 3–4 4–2 5–2 4–3 10–9 5–1 11–8 5–1 1–5 10–9 6–1 10–9 3–4 6–14
Tampa Bay 11–8 8–11 2–4 4–2 4–2 4–3 7–0 6–1 4–3 9–10 5–2 1–6 5–1 13–6 7–13
Texas 4–3 1–6 3–4 2–4 4–3 7–12 5–2 6–13 4–2 3–4 6–13 9–10 1–5 3–3 9–11
Toronto 14–5 4–15 4–2 4–3 3–4 2–4 5–2 3–4 2–4 6–13 0–7 4–3 6–13 3–3 13–7

Updated with the results of all games through September 30, 2018.


Roster[edit]

2018 Minnesota Twins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

The Twins played two games against the Cleveland Indians on April 17 and 18 at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[2][3] The games were considered home games for the Twins.[2] An island-wide power outage occurred on April 18, but the game scheduled for that day was still played.[4][5]

2018 game log: 78–84 (Home: 49–32; Away: 29–52)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Twins team member

Source[6]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Joel Skinner
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Tommy Watkins
A-Advanced Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League Ramon Borrego
A Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League Toby Gardenhire
Rookie Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Ray Smith
Rookie GCL Twins Arizona League Dan Ramsay
Rookie DSL Twins Dominican Summer League Robbie Robinson

Source[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twins will open 2018 season against Orioles". MLB.com. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  2. ^ a b "Indians, Twins to play in Puerto Rico in 2018". MLB.com. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  3. ^ Wells, Adam. "Twins, Indians to Play 2-Game Series in Puerto Rico in 2018". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  4. ^ Bonesteel, Matt (2018-04-18). "Massive Puerto Rico power outage won't stop Indians-Twins MLB game in San Juan". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  5. ^ "Puerto Rico blackout won't impact MLB game". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  6. ^ "2018 Minnesota Twins Schedule | Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  7. ^ "Twins announce 2018 Minor League staff assignments". MLB.com. Retrieved 2018-04-18.

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