After 162 games, it was only fitting that the 163rd needed extra innings to decide the AL Central champion.á In a game full of bloopers, bombs, diving plays, headfirst slides and power strikeouts, it was a solid RBI single by Alexi Casilla that gave the Twins a 6-5 win and a date with October baseball. What was supposed to be a swansong for the Metrodome turned into a classic back and forth contest where you never knew which team was going to win until the final pitch. The game itself was almost a picture perfect mirror image of the entire season itself, where the Tigers raced out to an early lead, only to blow it, re-tie the game and then fall in the final moments. The Tigers took a quick 3-0 lead in the third on the strength of an Ordonez RBI single followed up by a Miguel Cabrera home ...
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