Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Twins Win AL Central!

The Twins and Tigers were tied after 162 games. And it took 12 innings in their 163rd to finally announce the winner of the AL Central: the Minnesota Twins. They won the game in the bottom of the 12th, on a single by Alexi Castilla. Final score: 6-5.

This game was dramatic and heart-wrenching for me, and I'm not even a fan of either team. Think about how it would be for a Tiger or Twin fan.

The game was tied at 4 going into the 9th, and stayed at 9... forcing extra innings. The Tigers scored a run in the top of the 10th. The Twins answered back with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning.

Let's go to the 12th: With the bases loaded with Tigers and only 1 out. Bobby Keppel, who had walked 2 men in the inning, hit Brandon Inge in the jersey. The umpire called that the ball had not hit Inge, even though replay clearly showed that the ball did graze Inge's jersey. Keppel went on to get out of the inning.

And the rest is history....

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