Twins, Tigers Split Doubleheader; Minnesota Remains Two Games Back

The Twins and Tigers kicked off a four-game series that could decide to AL Central with a doubleheader Tuesday. They split, leaving Minnesota still two games back. Game 3 is tonight at 7:05 ET.

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Not Quite: Twins Score One In Ninth, Fall Short 6-5

It was closer than it originally promised: After going down by five runs early, and falling behind a very impressive Justin Verlander, the Twins put a series of runs together in the later innings to push the Tigers to the limit. But “close enough to be entertaining” isn’t quite close enough, at least not for Twins fans, as the loss means the Twins will again fall to two games behind the Tigers in the A.L. Central.

Full recap of the game can be found here.

For analysis and fan commentary, be sure to check out Twinkie Town and Bless You Boys.

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Joe Nathan Gives One Back, But Holds on for Save: Twins Win, 3-2

Delmon Young’s insurance run in the top of the 10th tuns out to be the game-winner for the Twins.

Curtis Granderson leadoff the bottom of the 10th with a deep homer off Twins closer Joe Nathan to make it 3-2. From there, Nathan shut down Detroit, thus saving a vital victory for Minnesota. Nick Blackburn gets the win. The Twins are now just one back in the AL Central race. For those of us with no rooting interest other than September baseball drama, this is an outstanding result.

Game 2 of the doubleheader is tonight at 7:05 ET. Probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Tigers and Brian Duensing for the Twins.

We’ll be back here for live coverage of that game as well. In the meantime, head to Twinkie Town and/or Bless You Boys.

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