The Minnesota Twins put a halt to their mid-season slide down the American League's Central Division standings this weekend, winning three of a four game series against the arch-rival Chicago White Sox.
Sunday's game featured a dramatic, four-run, come-from-behind rally in the bottom of the ninth to give the Twins a 7-6 win. All four of the games against Chicago came down to the final at-bats, where the Twins have struggled.
Manager Ron Gardenhire welcomed the change.
"Well, it's a fun win at home in front of our crowds and you know, they were pretty excited," Gardenhire said. "I think that's what our fans expect -- expect us to play nine innings hard ... that's what the fans are used to seeing and hopefully we'll do a lot of that."
The win brought the Twins within a game and a half of division-leading Chicago, and tied the team with the Detroit Tigers for second place. The Twins were on top of the division for much of the early part of the season, but faltered in the run-up to the midseason All Star break.