The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians are well out of the AL Central race, but they'll both have a major impact on which team finishes first.
Their matchup this week could help determine if Minnesota or Cleveland ends up last.
The Twins will try to snap a three-game skid when they go for a fourth consecutive victory over the Indians on Tuesday night.
Long out of the playoff conversation, division-worst Minnesota (60-87) and Cleveland (61-86) head into this final 15-game stretch with the purpose of evaluating talent and building momentum into 2013.
However, both clubs will play a big role in helping to determine the division winner, as the Twins face second-place Detroit six more times and the Indians have six left with first-place Chicago.
"We want to see some fire at the end here," manager Manny Acta told the team's official website. "Facing the Tigers, the White Sox, teams that are fighting for a spot, it's going to be better for us to judge these guys, because they're no...