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The Minnesota Twins have broken their 21-year playoffs loss streak

JUANA SUMMERS, HOST:

Talk about a drought. It has been more than 20 years since the Minnesota Twins won a playoff series until yesterday.

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UNIDENTIFIED SPORTSCASTER: Swing and a miss - finally, 21 years in the making, and the Twins advance for the victory.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

The Twins swept the Toronto Blue Jays in the first two games of a best-out-of-three series. Minnesota had not won a postseason game at all since President George W. Bush's first term in October 2004.

SUMMERS: Careful what you wish for, Minneapolis - you, too, Saint Paul. The Twins face the defending World Series champions the Houston Astros in a best-of-five series that starts on Saturday.

SHAPIRO: Judging by the sounds heard inside Target Field, home of the Twins, it seems like fans are pumped.

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UNIDENTIFIED GROUP: (Chanting) We want Houston. We want Houston.

SUMMERS: So if your baseball team's out, maybe you could send some good vibes to the Minnesota Twins.

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