They've lost five games in a row, and their hopes of making the playoffs are in danger. The White Sox turn to Mark Buehrle to prolong their season.
The Indians and Tigers were expected to be playoff contenders this season. And while Cleveland has essentially given up on its season, Detroit clings to hope.
Given the Twins' relative lack of resources, they might have to bite the bullet and make some major moves to fill all the holes in their lineup.
In the last decade, no general manager has meant more to his franchise than Terry Ryan has to the Twins.
Despite having suffered a slew of injuries to their rotation, the Twins have continued to excel down the stretch.
Joe Mauer leads the list of deserving players who are the early favorites to be starters in the All-Star Game.
With a fast start fueled by strong pitching, Jim Leyland's Tigers seem awfully similar to Ozzie Guillen's '05 White Sox, writes Phil Rogers.
Pitching in the American League is a far more dangerous task than pitching in the National League.
The Twins won the AL Central each of the last three years, but a fourth consecutive title seems highly unlikely.
ESPN.com makes its choices on who should start for the American League in the All-Star Game.
Joe Mauer has the tools and drive to become a star. Now all he needs to do is stay healthy.
Torii Hunter not only gets around the bases in a hurry, he's willing to flatten anyone that gets in his way.
With a few additions here and there, the White Sox have upgraded their staff for the '05 season.
No AL team has dominated its division in recent years more than the Twins.
Led by Adrian Beltre, there is a large crop of infielders on the open market this offseason.
Breaking down all 30 teams and giving their chances of making the postseason in 2004.