The Minnesota Twins have proved they're capable of playing spoiler down the stretch, but doing so against the New York Yankees may be a bit more difficult - especially with Andy Pettitte on the mound.
Pettitte looks to extend his long unbeaten run against Minnesota by helping the visiting Yankees earn a 26th victory in their last 32 matchups with the Twins in the opener of a three-game series Monday night.
Minnesota cost Detroit a shot at first place in the AL Central by sweeping a doubleheader Sunday, winning 10-4 in the first game before a 2-1 victory in 10 innings. It will look to cause similar problems for the East-leading Yankees, but New York has dominated the Twins in recent seasons.
The Yankees (88-64), who lead second-place Baltimore by one game, are 25-6 including the postseason versus Minnesota since 2009.
Pettitte's individual run against the Twins is even more impressive.
The 40-year-old left-hander hasn't lost to Minnesota since April 30, 2001, winning...