On September 6, the Detroit Tigers held a seven game lead over the Minnesota Twins. Then, all hell broke loose. They started playing mediocre, while the Twins, at the time an even .500 (68-68), caught fire.
Since that day, Detroit is just 15-14, while Minnesota has managed to go 16-8. Translation: The Twins stood just a game back of the Tigers in the American League Central entering the second to last game of the season.
To keep their momentum going, they had to find a way to defeat Kansas City Royals ace Zack Greinke, which was a near impossible task. Greinke happens to be the favorite American League Cy Young, with 16 wins, a 2.06 ERA, and an ability to command his full repertoire of pitches.
If thatÆs not enough, he defeated the Twins in his last start, dominating over ...
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Article written by Nick Poust