Last week, we said it was a fact that Minnesota wasn’t as bad as its 0-9 record indicated. Lo and behold, the Twins have won five of their last seven games. While Baltimore has maintained its hold on first place in the American League East, the Orioles have gone 3-2 over their last five, which is more in line with expectations.

Of course, not all of the calls we made in last week’s edition of Fact or Fiction were accurate—Houston continues to flounder, while the White Sox have slowed down just a bit. Having already touched on those clubs, we’ll turn our eyes to some other shocking starts that teams have gotten off to around the game.

Our goal here remains the same: Are these teams truly as good—or as bad—as their early-season records indicate?

Let’s take a look.

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