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Josh Donaldson

Twins fall out of wild card spot in 3-1 loss to Blue Jays

TORONTO After three months of enjoying if-the-season-ended-today hypotheticals, the Twins on Tuesday were glad it doesn't. Three months to the day after moving into one of the American League's five playoff positions on May 4, after 92 days of clinging to that postseason promise despite slumps and skids, the Twins finally relinquished their hold on a wild-card spot Tuesday, handing it over to the surging Blue Jays after a dispiriting 3-1 loss in Rogers Centre. No, playoff berths don't mean anything until the day the season ends, but for the Twins, it was a confidence-building abstraction, a shorthand confirmation that four straight seasons of awful baseball were behind them....