Twins have favorable schedule ahead — but don't tell Paul Molitor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. â?? Despite dropping the final two games of a four-game set at Kansas City, the Twins find themselves in solid playoff position heading into the final three weeks of the regular season.

They have a lead for the second American League wild-card spot, they’re relatively healthy, and they have what looks like an advantageous schedule over their final 19 games. Only six of Minnesota’s opponents sport winning records.

The Twins are scheduled for three games at wild-card leader New York from Sept. 18-20 and three at AL Central-leading Cleveland from the Sept. 26-28. The rest are against San Diego, Toronto and