Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 8/29/12
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins won the final game of the 2011 season, a 1-0 victory at Target Field over the Kansas City Royals. Both teams were out of the playoff race so the game held little, if any, meaning. But there was one significant thing about the Twins' victory in Game 162: it helped Minnesota avoid a 100-loss season. Had the Twins lost that game, they would have become just the second team in franchise history to lose 100 games. As the Twins of 2012 approach September, they're looking at a similar fate."No one wants to lose 100 games," said Twins left-hander Brian Duensing. "It's unfortunate how the season is. Obviously everyone has high hopes of doing well and making the postseason and stuff. We got off to a really rough start this year. We all know that. We're trying to battle. We're doing everything we can. It just isn't working out."After Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Seattle, Minnesota is now 25 games under .500 at 52-77 with 33 games remaining. To avoid 100 losses, the Tw...
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