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Dakota Midday: Minnesota Twins Are Baseball's Big Surprise

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With little more than half the 2015 major league baseball season done, the Minnesota Twins have reached the All-Star break with the second best record in the American league. It’s one of the biggest surprises of the season. The New York Times rank the Twins as the most overachieving team in baseball.

Although they’re 4 1/2 games behind the Kansas City Royals, the team with the best record in the league, the Twins weren't expected to be anywhere above .500. At the start of the season, Sioux Falls Argus Leader sports columnist Matt Zimmer wrote, “All the number-crunching computer formulas predict another fifth-place finish. Twins fans old enough to remember the 1991 season know that miracles happen, but that's just about what it would be for the Twins to compete in 2015 — a miracle.”

Zimmer joined Dakota Midday and discussed what has been a miraculous season for the Twins so far.

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