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Tigers Strike First

Last year, the Twins earned a spot in the AL Central's one-game playoff only to not score a single run. If that happens again, they'll bow out of the season before a return to the postseason, though this time they'll do it by a score of 3-0.

The Tigers are out in the lead in the one-game, winner-take-all bid for a playoff spot thanks to a walk from Twins starter Scott Baker and hits from Magglio Ordonez and a towering homer by Miguel Cabrera, he of significant controversy entering this afternoon's game.

Whether or not Rick Porcello can hold the Twins at bay is another story. He's been torched all year by the Twins' Jason Kubel, who just happens to bat behind presumptive AL MVP Joe Mauer. Oh, and eight times the Twins have rallied from a three-run deficit to win a game ... with five of those occurrences coming at home. Guess this thing isn't over early, huh?

Here's the live box score for those of you who aren't watching at home ... or at work from mlb.com. And if you are, how weird/great is it hearing the commentators gab away during the commercial breaks. Strange hearing how everything happens to set up the next inning of live TV, isn't it?

By Cameron Smith  |  October 6, 2009; 5:56 PM ET
Categories:  Tigers , Twins  | Tags: Joe Mauer, Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, Twins, miguel cabrera, playoffs  
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Comments

This had to be one of the best games I have seen in my lifetime! One does have to question the decsion to have Rodney pitch over two innings, but it is hard to question the heart and intensity of both teams. The rest of the post season should hope to be so good.

Posted by: Theoptimist | October 7, 2009 8:40 AM | Report abuse

It was a great game that set the bar high for the postseason! I was thinking the same thing about Rodney.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | October 7, 2009 10:03 AM | Report abuse

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