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Record against since 2016: 45-41
- 2020 season series: When thinking about the pain the Minnesota Twins have inflicted upon the Indians, don’t look far. The Twins dominated Cleveland during the shortened 2020 season as they went 7-3 against their division foes in what was the difference between first and second place in the division. Of those losses for Cleveland, three came in the same series as the Twins swept a three-game set from the Tribe in Minnesota from September 11-13. The Indians ended up finishing two games behind the Twins for first, meaning that series ended their hopes at a division title.
- Ending the AL Central title Streak: From 2016-18, the Cleveland Indians owned the American League Central. They won the division by eight games in 2016, 17 games in 2017 and 13 games in 2018. In 2019 however, that streak came to an end. Despite winning 93 games, which was two more than their 2018 total (91) that clinched them the Central, the Minnesota Twins overtook them atop the division by posting a 101 win season. Not only did the Twins end the Indians three-year division title streak, but they helped keep Cleveland out of the postseason as Cleveland finished three games behind the Rays for the final Wild Card spot.
- Back-to-back walk-offs: Early on during the 2016 season, the Indians sought to build early season momentum and a large lead over a struggling Twins team when they traveled to Target Field in late April. There the Twins, who entered play 5-14 on the year, handed Cleveland back-to-back painful losses as Oswaldo Arcia smacked a walk-off home run in the series opener and the following day, Miguel Sano ripped a walk-off single off Cody Allen to hand the Indians walk-off losses in back-to-back games.