5 Thoughts: The Byron Buxton Impact, and a crackdown on Sticky Stuff in MLB

Monday is the start of a new chapter in baseball. And the Twins are about to hit the AL Central for 25 games in a row.

This column presents 5 Thoughts on a bit of an unusual week for the Twins.

1) The Twins would have won Monday’s game if Byron Buxton played

The week ended with Byron Buxton and Max Kepler returning to the lineup amid a 4-game winning streak. The Twins will put that on the line Monday night at the start of a 6-game homestand. But the week began by losing …

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