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.