Collapse Complete, Detroit Tigers End 2009 With Disappointment

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Zac Snyder in MLB
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Prior to Tuesday evening, there had been 2,339 Major League Baseball games in 2009. The excitement of the 2,340th surpassed them all when the Minnesota Twins finished off the Detroit Tigers' late season collapse with a 6-5 win in 12 innings. There was something poetic in the way this game played out. It was, in some ways, a perfect synopsis of the 2009 Tigers. The early three run lead took a bit of the pressure off, and quieted the 54,000 fans that filled the football stadium. The Tigers put a man on base in the fourth and fifth innings, but could not add to their lead.á In typical Minnesota Twins fashion, they chipped away until it was the Tigers on the wrong end of the score: Porcello's error in the third scored Tolbert, Kubel's solo home run in the sixth, Orlando Cabrera's two run home ...

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