Peep Show

Updated: September 10, 2003, 11:52 AM ET
By Jim Baker

American League
Minnesota Twins: Is tonight's showdown with the White Sox a must-win for Minnesota? Well, how about putting it this way: It's a "pretty-good-idea-to-get-a-win." After dropping the first two games of their series against the White Sox, the Twins find themselves not so much at the edge of the abyss but backing steadily toward it. Tonight they throw their best pitcher at Chicago, Johan Santana, knowing that Thursday they are facing The Man Who Would Be Cy, Esteban Loaiza. Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that the remaining schedule favors the Twins.

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