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Playoff bound

Published: Oct 06, 2009 10:05 PM

photo I might just be caught up in the excitement of the moment, but it's hard for me to remember a Twins game since 1991 that's more exciting than what just took place in the Metrodome.

Taming the Tigers

Published: May 12, 2009 7:09 AM

The Twins will open a home series against the Detroit Tigers tonight. The Tigers are riding a 3-game win-streak, which has propelled them to the top of the AL Central. The run of wins can be almost entirely attributed to stellar pitching--they shut out Cleveland on Friday and Saturday before allowing just 3 runs to them on Sunday.

The Twins will have to face Justin Verlander, who pitched a Complete Game shutout on Friday, for the last game of the series on Thursday. First, however, they get to face a couple guys who haven't faired as well lately.

Series preview - Detroit Tigers, take 2

Published: May 11, 2007 6:30 AM

The Twins and Tigers will be shown on National TV for two of the three games. They'll be on FOX Saturday baseball and then will be the Sunday night game on ESPN. The Tigers will come into the Dome just as hot as the Twins are cold. The Tigers have won 9 of 10 and have amounted a healthy 4.5 game lead since the Twins took their first series of the season by 2 games to 1.

Twins bats reappear for a win

Published: Apr 27, 2007 11:30 PM

Last night's game between the Detroit Tigers finally got back to a level that was bearable to watch, or listen to, as was my case last night. After a stretch of games featuring no clutch hitting, fielding errors and mental mistakes all-around this game was actually well played by both sides. Through the first six innings there was again no sign of Twins' offense, but that all changed in the seventh and eighth.

Series preview - Detroit Tigers

Published: Apr 27, 2007 7:00 AM

Most Twins fans can remember the series in Detroit on the last weekend of April last year. The Twins lost 9-0, 18-1 and 6-0. It was, without doubt, the lowest point of last season.

Kenny Rogers to miss 3 months

Published: Mar 30, 2007 6:20 PM

The Twins' AL Central rival Detroit Tigers got a bit of bad news today. Kenny Rogers, who at first was expected to only miss a start with a tired arm actually underwent surgery for a blood clot.

Boof comes up big

Published: Sep 09, 2006 11:30 PM

Boof is starting to look more and more like a good option for the bottom half of the Twins rotation in 2007 (and the remainder of 2006). He came up with a big start in a big game against the Tigers. Through seven innings he allowed just 1 run as he threw about two-thirds of his pitches across the plate for strikes. The win moved the Twins to within three games of the Tigers and with Johan Santana on the hill Sunday it could very well be 2 games. The White Sox held off a late inning rally by the Indians to stay just a half game out.

There's a new wildcard leader

Published: Jul 26, 2006 10:40 PM

On May 21st the Detroit Tigers went ahead of the Chicago White Sox for the AL Central lead. That set up the White Sox as the wildcard leader, a position that they remained in all season—until last night. Yes, after over two months there's a new wildcard leader in the AL. It's not the Twins, yet. The Twins completed the sweep of the White Sox allowing the Yankees to go 1/2 game ahead of both the White Sox and Twins.

Tigers 2, Twins 4

Published: May 07, 2006 11:30 PM

Johan Santana pitched a marvelous game to lead the Twins to a series victory over the Tigers. Johan had a no-hitter through 6 innings, but the final line was blemished by a rougher 7th innings. Johan struck out 11, a season high, which also tied him for the major league lead in strikeouts.

Detroit 6, Twins 7

Published: May 06, 2006 11:30 PM

The Twins set out to prove that they are capable of beating the Detroit Tigers, and they did just that -- barely. The Twins scored 2 runs right away in the first inning off starter, Jeremy Bonderman. Luis Castillo started off the rally by beating out the throw on a chopper up the middle. Joe Mauer then reached on a walk and Torii Hunter came through with a double down the 3rd baseline. The hit scored Mauer and Castillo and Hunter made it to 3rd on a Craig Monroe Error. It was quite dissapointing that the Twins couldn't score with Hunter on 3rd and no outs. Michael Cuddyer lined out to 3rd, Justin Morneau walked and Batista grounded out to end the inning.