Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Twins beat Tigers to Win AL Central; Yankees Next

In a 12 inning thriller, the Twins beat the Tigers 6-5 in the one game playoff to determine the AL Central Division winner.  Carlos Gomez (former Met great), singled and scored the winning run.  The Twins had trailed early, but a 2 run HR by Orlando Cabrera put the Twins ahead 4-3.  Magglio Ordonez homered for the Tigers in the 8th inning to tie the score at 4.  The Tigers scored a run in the 10th but the Twins responded and tied the game off Fernando Rodney.  Rodney the Tigers closer, stayed in the game, pitching a scoreless 11th inning.  But in the 12th he allowed Gomez's lead off single, a ground out moving Gomez to second base, and finally a walk off single to Alexi  Casilla.

Next up for the Twins are the New York Yankees beginning tomorrow in the Bronx.  Game 1 begins at 6:07 PM and can be seen on TBS.  CC Sabbathia starts for Yankees.  The Twins have not yet announced their starting pitcher.

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