ALCS - Better to play the Yankees in 5 or a 7 game series?: The Minnesota Twins pounded the Kansas City Royals 8-1 to clinch at least the American League wild card on Monday, assuring a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons and, if they so choose, a chance to win the AL Central. That's a choice they should decline. Dan Wetzel proposes it will be easier to face the Yankees in a 5 game division series rather than in the 7 game series. Torii Hunter agrees.