Twins lose to Reds 5-3, but repeat as AL Central Division champions and will face Houston – Minneapolis Star Tribune
Major League Baseball is considering a new wrinkle to its playoff format in the future: Allowing the top seeds to choose their own opponents.
The Twins took that plan for a test drive Sunday.
Minnesota claimed its second consecutive AL Central championship despite a 5-3 loss to the Reds, a game decided when Cincinnati strung together three singles and two walks in the 10th inning. But moments after that setback, the Twins were celebrating, having learned that the White Sox had closed their sea…