For months it has looked like the early part of this week would give baseball fans a series to remember, only for most of that time it appeared that the series would take place in Anaheim rather than Detroit. The Rangers faded, the Twins surged, the Angels dominated, and the Tigers got sloppy. Put it all together and what do you have? The reality that baseballÆs prime race moved east, from the oceanfront to the lakefront. Credit the Twins for even getting this far. Irrespective of the outcome, that this series is relevant beyond playoff seeding for the Tigers is remarkable. The Twins lost their second best hitter and major run producer, Justin Morneau, on 13 September, all theyÆve done since is go 11-2 and scored an average of 6.2 runs per game, well above their season average of 4.94 R/ ...
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