Found July 09, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Minnesota Twins pull into the All-Star break playing reasonably good baseball and within spitting distance of first-place Chicago in the AL Central, 11 games out with roughly half a season left. The fact that they have rallied from such a deficit in recent memory bolsters confidence of a team digging itself out of a 6-16 April. "We dug ourselves a pretty deep hole, but we're playing better," All-Star catcher Joe Mauer said. "You look at the standings and obviously we'd like to be closer than that, but I can recall times we've won the division when we've been 10 (games) back, you know? We've obviously been playing better, and hopefully we continue to get better." The 2006 Twins were 11 games behind at this time of the season and rallied to win the Central by a game. In 2009, they were seven out on Sept. 6 and won the division in a one-game playoff against Detroit. So deficits don't intimidate the Twins, who point to a 26-23 recor...
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