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The Athletics magic number to clinch a berth in the Wild Card game remained at 11 with 12 games remaining. I attended Tuesday night's game, which was a dual-event night with Yanni performing at Oracle Arena.
The Detroit Tigers were barely finished celebrating another go-ahead homer in the ninth inning when an ill-advised dive and an infield single cost them a victory. Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 victory over the AL Central-leading Tigers on Tuesday night.
When the Orioles clinch their first division title in 17 years, outfielder Delmon Young will be in the middle of another postseason celebration - his sixth in six years with four different teams. "I've been fortunate enough to be on teams where you have good players, good managers, a good front office, good young players that come up and a knack for winning," said Young, who has batted .288 with seven homers in 77 games with the Orioles through Monday.
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Sep 13, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia reacts after striking out against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning in game one of a doubleheader at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports Oswaldo Arcia was signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 2007.
Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning to help the Detroit Tigers tighten their grip on the American League Central by winning their fourth straight game, 8-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
Few things cure the ills of an inconsistent bullpen like a pair of late-game home runs to boost your mood and your win column. The Detroit Tigers picked up their starting pitching over the weekend by hitting a pair of two run, go-ahead home runs after the bullpen got involved.
Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila looks back to the dugout after the Kansas City Royals scored in the fourth inning at Comerica Park in Detroit on Sept. 10. at Minnesota Twins When: 8:10 p.m. Where: Target Field in Minneapolis TV: Fox Sports Detroit Radio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio network Twitter: Follow James Schmehl and Chris Iott STARTING PITCHERS Detroit Tigers RHP Max Scherzer Lifetime vs. Twins: 8-2, 4.48 ERA Detroit Tigers 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 2. Torii Hunter, RF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 4. Victor Martinez, DH 5. J.D. Martinez, LF 6. Nick Castellanos, 3B 7. Bryan Holaday, C 8. Andrew Romine, SS 9. Rajai Davis, CF -- As expected, Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup tonight.
While the Twins keep losing, at least they are giving us a better idea of what the club will look like in 2015. Ho hum, another 2-4 week as the Twins struggle to close out another baseball season like they give a damn.
Apr 30, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins designated hitter Josmil Pinto hits a single in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports As the long, difficult Minnesota Twins' season winds down in its final month, we'll take a closer look at some of the new faces added to the roster with our new Who's That Guy? postings.
While not quite as big as the Tigers' next series, the importance of the three games in Minnesota that begin Monday is not lost in the Detroit clubhouse. The Tigers completed a sweep of the Indians on Sunday, effectively ending Cleveland's hopes of a late run at the division title.
Rookie Trevor May struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the Minnesota Twins overcame Jose Abreu's 35th home run, beating the Chicago White Sox 6-4 Sunday to end a four-game losing streak. May was staked to an early 4-0 lead, then hung on to win his third straight start.
Sep 13, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes throws a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning in game one of a doubleheader at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports Game one of the second doubleheader for the Minnesota Twins in the past week went a lot like the first doubleheader.
Sep 10, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports Yesterday was quite fun for the Chicago White Sox and their fans, by sweeping a doubleheader at home , extending a winning streak and winning the night cap with a walk-off home run.
Dayan Viciedo hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-6 win over the Minnesota Twins and a sweep of their doubleheader on Saturday. Jose Abreu started the winning rally with a leadoff walk against Glen Perkins .
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 08:15 am
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