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On the scoreboard in the Metrodome, it read, ôTigers 4, White Sox 0, Fifth inningö when Minnesota Twins right fielder Jason Kubel strode to the plate with one out in the first inning. Two men were on, as Denard Span and Joe Mauer both walked in between Orlando CabreraÆs groundout. The sold-out crowd was buzzing, hoping Kubel could continue his magnificent season and put their Twins in front. He took a sinker from Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Luke Hochevar outside for ball one, and then he got his pitch. Hochevar grooved in a high fastball, served on a platter for Kubel, who entered the at-bat with 25 homers and 96 RBI. KubelÆs eyes glazed over as the offering came his way. As it neared the plate, he began his swing, and then connected, launching a deep drive to right. It was gon ...

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