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Twins set up nicely for 2nd half

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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.

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