Aside from what many of the odds say (that the Astros will be the team to represent the American League in the World Series), it's difficult to temper expectations of a fan base like the Yankees'. The playoff history between New York and Minnesota isn't pretty for the Twins. The Yanks have beaten them in 13 of the last 15 October meetings and ten straight times overall with the last matchup coming in the 2017 Wild Card game.

If more recent history is your thing, the 2019 regular season series went to the Yankees as well. New York won four of six from Minnesota including a wild three-game series at Target Field in July. In those three games, the Yankees and Twins combined to score 57 runs.

These are the most prolific home run hitting teams in baseball; the Twins topped the majors with 307, edging the Yankees by one so we could be in for a show.

Kevin Kernan, who covers the Yankees, Mets and MLB overall for the New York Post joined Big Board Sports to preview the postseason.