On September 15, 2002 — Defeating the Indians after a 67-minute rain delay, 5 – 0, the Twins clinch the American League Central Division flag. Minnesota, which will be making its first playoff appearance since 1991, was almost eliminated during the off season due to contraction.

 


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Baseball Reference September 15
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