Where do the Tigers rank in terms of all-time choke jobs? First? Second? A distant fourth? Does the fact they made it to Game No. 163 -- a one-game playoff for the divisional crown -- make their story more or less heartbreaking? More or less defensible? What do you think?
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.
With the pressure of an entire season on their shoulders, the Detroit Tigers now has to answer questions about first baseman Miguel Cabrera who was involved in a domestic disturbance with his wife after coming home drunk at 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
October 6, 2009; 10:12 AM ET |
Categories: Playoffs , Tigers , Twins | Tags: al central, detroit tigers, miguel cabrera, minnesota twins, playoffs
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The Twins awoke this morning to discover (largely via media members) a video was circulating around the Internet purporting to show Twins catcher Joe Mauer signaling signs, or perhaps pitch locations, to teammate Jason Kubel on Tuesday night, when Mauer was a runner on second base and Kubel was at the plate facing Tigers ace Justin Verlander.
Tonight the only race really worth watching in the American League reaches its turning point as the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers host the Minnesota Twins who are two games back.
In what has to be the play of the year, Twins second baseman Alexei Cassila not only got the Twins out of a rough inning with one of the most innovative scoop relays we've ever seen, he did it with perfect accuracy. It was almost as if Minnesota shortstop Orlando Cabrera didn't have to move his glove.