Twins Swept by Astros, Lose 18th Straight in Playoffs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Correa hit a two-out, tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning for the Houston Astros, who produced another stifling pitching performance and swept Minnesota with a 3-1 victory.
The Twins took their all-time record 18th straight postseason loss.
Nine months after their sign-stealing system was revealed, the Astros advanced to the division series round beginning next week in Los Angeles.
The Twins are now 0-18 in the playoffs since October 5th, 2004, a total of seven rounds lost. Since that date, the Astros are 43-35 in postseason play, winning 10 of 15 rounds with three trips to the World Series.
No North American professional sports team has a longer post-season losing streak, including in the MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA.
Houston advances to face the winner of the series between the Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox.