Michael Rand: To break their playoff streak, Twins must reinvent their offense

The last time the Twins won a playoff game was Oct. 5, 2004. Johan Santana pitched seven shutout innings, Juan Rincon and Joe Nathan had a scoreless inning each, and just like that the Twins had a 2-0 win in Game 1 of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium.It’s easy to draw a line from there to here, almost exactly 16 years later, and conclude this: The Twins’ postseason losing streak, which has now reached a nearly unfathomable 18 games, is a result of lacking a true ace like Santana for much of that time.There’s something to that, to be sure. A dominant starter can relax a team and take the pressure off…

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