However, one word that has come into view following their assent from the American League Central's cellar: historic?
That's right. The Twins have a chance to erase the largest deficit in Major League Baseball history, should they come all the way back to win the division.
As of June 2, the Twins sat 16 1/2 games behind the division-leading Cleveland Indians. By June 25, following a three-game losing streak, the Twins have closed that gap to eight games behind Cleveland and seven games behind the Detroit Tigers (who I identify as the real team to beat in this division).
Should the Twins erase the deficit it would be the largest comeback in MLB history.
The current record is held by the 1914 Boston Braves, who sat at 26-40 in early July that season, 15 games back in the standings.