Sunday, October 04, 2009

This is one of the things I love best about baseball.

There has been a major lack of great pennant races this season. 7 of the 8 playoff spots were wrapped up well before the weekend. There's only one race left, but it's turning into a dandy.

The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins are tied atop the AL Central with one game to go. I got to see most of the two games yesterday. The Twins beat Zack Greinke and the Royals yesterday in an electric game. A matchup between Greinke, the probable Cy Young Award winner and Joe Mauer, the likely MVP, in a scoreless game with a man on third resulted in a single for Mauer and a 1-0 lead for Minnesota. The Twins ended up winning 5-4 on an 8th inning home run by Michael Cuddyer.

In the evening, a surprisingly listless Tigers team lost to Freddie Garcia and the White Sox. However, they have Justin Verlander pitching today and hold an early 3-0 lead as I write this. The Twins play the Royals without Greinke, which gives them a pretty good chance of winning.

Wins or losses by both teams means a playoff game on Tuesday in the Metrodome. The Twins were involved in a playoff last year, losing to 1-0 Chicago.

No Red Sox fan old enough to remember can forget the endings of the 1967 or 1978 seasons. This is what the regular season is all about. I'm rooting for a playoff game on Tuesday. We'll know by tonight!


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