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CHICAGO -- Paul Molitor says he can look back and point to a few instances when, had things gone even a little differently, the Minnesota Twins season may not have ended up as dire as it did.But as the Twins wind down the regular season against the Chicago White Sox, the reality speaks for itself.With Friday nights 7-3 setback, the Twins dropped their franchise-worst 103rd loss, 21 more than the White Sox, who have dealt with their own disappointments this season. But as two teams finish out the string against one another starting with Saturdays game which pits Hector Santiago (12-10) against James Shields (6-18), much of the talk surrounding the Twins and White Sox centers around making a fresh start rather than playing for anything significant this weekend.I think in this particular instance to be honest, I think a lot of people are looking for a chance to kind of put this (season) to rest and take our time and do what we need to do to try and learn from whats happened, Molitor said on Friday. Hopefully (we can) start to look forward because its not going to be a lot of fun looking back.Like the Twins, the White Sox may be looking at re-tooling after a season that started with so much promise, but then fizzled out. At this point, the White Sox can at best, only get to within one game of finishing at .500. That leaves players like third baseman Todd Frazier to chase after individual achievements.Frazier, who hit his career-best 40th run earlier this week, is looking to reach the 100 RBI plateau for the first time. After going 1-for-4 on Friday night, Frazier remains two RBI short of the century mark.Manager Robin Ventura has appreciated what Frazier has brought to the White Sox in his first season in Chicago.He competes every day, Ventura said Friday. He puts it on the line every day. Hes prepared, he works hard. Hes fun. He likes coming out and having fun, but when its time to play he wants to get after it.Like Frazier, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier sits on the brink of not only a career-high statistically, but history. 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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Two pitchers who are hitting their stride as the season concludes will face each other when the Oakland Athletics meet the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night to begin a three-game series at Angel Stadium.Rookie left-hander Sean Manaea has pitched 11 shutout innings in his past two starts for the As. Veteran right-hander Jered Weaver posted his 150th career win in his last start with the Angels as he continues his finest stretch of the season.In six starts since Aug. 25, Weaver has gone 4-1 with three quality starts and 31 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings. Before that surge, the 11-year veteran compiled an 0-4 record and a 7.01 ERA in six starts while getting just nine strikeouts and allowing opposing batters to hit .391.Everything is starting to come together, Weaver told MLB.com. Ive been able to throw the ball the way I want to, and the location of all my pitches has been where I want it to be. Its been promising.Weaver has been fighting numerous physical problems and declining velocity for three years. But in a testament to his resiliency, the three-time All-Star secured his 150th career win Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers. In six innings, Weaver allowed four runs, six hits and two walks while striking out six in the 5-4 victory.He has been incredible for a long time, Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia told MLB.com. Hes part of the heart and soul of what weve done. Its great to see him reach some milestones.Weaver ranks second to Chuck Finley in career victories for the club. 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But the Astros rallied for a 2-1 win in 10 innings.That was one of his best outings of the season, As reliever Sean Doolittle told MLB.com, and to squander it is incredibly frustrating.When Manaeas rookie season began, he lost three of his first four decisions. Now as it ends, the left-hander possesses a newfound confidence that he seeks to refine.At the beginning of the season, I didnt really trust my stuff and I was shying away from contact, Manaea told MLB.com. Now it just seems like Im pounding the strike zone and I want those early contact swings. Thats been a huge difference from the beginning of the season until now. 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