Tigers, Twins to determine final AL spot
Published 2:54 am Monday, October 5, 2009
The chase for the AL Central championship once again is going to extra innings.
Trying to save their seasons, the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins both won Sunday, leaving them all even for the division lead and forcing a one-game tiebreaker.
They’ll meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. EDT at the Metrodome in what could be the final baseball game at the Homer Hankie haven. Detroit rookie Rick Porcello (14-9) will start against Scott Baker (15-9).
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This marks the second straight year a tiebreaker will decide the AL Central. Last season, the Twins lost 1-0 at Chicago.
After Detroit beat Chicago 5-3, Minnesota downed Kansas City 13-4 to create this playoff.