After the Twins hitters gave Scott Baker a 6-1 lead to start the game the Tigers came back to score 10 more runs to easily win, Baker gave up a home run to Brandon Inge that seemed to totally shake Baker’s confidence. He then gave up 4 more runs before being yanked in the 4th inning by Manager Ron Gardenhire who was ejected after a questionable catch by Denard Span. Replays showed he did actually catch the ball. Where was the replay! Why have the rule if they can’t use it?
Twins hitters were shut down for the rest of the night and the bullpen gave up 6 more runs in the 6th inning. That would be all the Tigers would need to stage the biggest win for them all season and the ugliest loss for the Twins all year.
On a bright note Australian new comer third baseman Luke Hughes hit a home run for the Twins in his first ever Major League at bat. He broke a land speed record running the bases during his home run trot, obviously excited to get back to his cheering teammates. The Tiger fans threw the ball back on the field twice before Magglio Ordonez finally heard the Twins dugout yelling at him to keep the ball. He did throw the ball back in and made sure a youngTiger fan got a replacement ball for making him throw it back on the field.
The Twins can still win the series today with a win which would be their 7th straight series win to start the 2010 season. The Tigers are in second place with a 12-10 record currently 2.5 games back of the first place Twins. The 14-7 Twins are tied with St. Louis with the second best record in baseball behind the surprising Tampa Bay Rays who are 16-5 and 2.5 games up on the Yankees.
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Written by Chad McIntyre