5 Thoughts: Cruz walk-off winner; then the record scratched

Plus a look into the curious case of how the Twins are using relievers

I suppose it’s my fault. Last week in the preamble to the newsletter I wrote that “This column presents 5 thoughts on one of the early World Series favorites.” Nelson Cruz (and the Pirates) made for some early-week fun. But it turns out that losing four games in a row and getting swept by the once-lowly Royals makes for a pretty lousy way to keep the pa…

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