The nightmare continues for Minnesota Twins fans.
After being swept by the New York Yankees -- again -- in their division series, the Twins extended their MLB postseason losing streak to a record 16 games. The Yankees have been the Twins' particular nemesis during the painful stretch, handing Minnesota 13 of the 16 defeats, including Monday night's series-ender in Game 3 at Target Field.
Here's a game-by-game walk-through of the Twins' tunnel of misery.
2019 AL Division Series
Game 3 (Oct. 7 at Min.): Yankees 5, Twins 1
The air was sucked out of Target Field early, as the Twins came up empty on a bases-loaded, nobody-out situation in the bottom of the second while already trailing 1-0 on a Gleyber Torres homer. Eddie Rosario provided a little life with a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth, but given the history, it had to be hard for even Minnesotans to get too excited. Aroldis Chapman kept them -- and the Twins -- in check.
Game 2 (Oct. 5 at N.Y.): Yankees 8, Twins 2
This one was over early. Didi Gregorius, whose three-run home run in the 2017 wild-card game erased the Twins' first-inning lead, hit a back-breaking grand slam during a seven-run third inning.
Game 1 (Oct. 4 at N.Y.): Yankees 10, Twins 4
The Twins' record-setting loss featured a franchise postseason-best three home runs, but Jose Berrios and a procession of relievers got pummeled by the Yankees. The big hit? A two-run, bases-loaded Gleyber Torres double in the fifth that broke a 3-3 tie.
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