Thanks to a great closing finish to the first half of the season, the Twins will be a player in the playoff race down the stretch in the American League.
Minnesota won six of seven on their final homestand before the All-Star break.
The Twins head into the break with the second best record in the American League at 49-40.
This from a team that lose six of their first seven games of the season under new manager Paul Molitor.
Those predicting another season of doom and gloom are back-peddling a bit.
"It's not even comparable, to be honest with you. It's night and day, a different team. A different mindset, a different confidence, everything. It's night and day. I feel like we're right where we need to be. We're playing good baseball. We're on the upswing," said all-star second baseman Brian Dozier.
"A lot of those critics can eat those words. We went out and proved a lot of people wrong. We had shear will. Just to go out there and grind everyday and prove people wrong. We're a winning ball club. Now we're starting to believe in it," said outfielder Torii Hunter.
The Twins are four and a half games behind first place Kansas City in the American League Central.