Twins Dramatic Finish
The Minnesota Twins entered the day Sunday tied for first place in the American League Central Division with the Detroit Tigers. Because the Tigers won the season series with the Twins they would emerge champs, and the Twins would take the wildcard. So that in mind the Twins needed to avoid the sweep and defeat the Chicago White Sox, but they also needed Kansas City Royals to complete the sweep of the Tigers. The Twins trailed early, but battled back scoring three runs in the fourth inning, one run in the fifth, and one in the sixth. That was all they needed because the twins pitchers never surrendered another run. The Twins completed their end of the deal. The Tigers/Royals game was put on the jumbotrons, and everyone in the metrodome stuck around to see if Kansas City could complete their end. It didn't look good early, the Royals were down by six runs after three innings of play, but they faught back. They scored eight runs in the next five innings to send it into extra innings. Kansas City dodged a bullet in the bottom of the eleventh, and came back to score two runs in the top of the 12th. The Royals held back the Tigers in the bottom of the inning to upset the Tigers. Meanwhile the Metrodome erupted. The Twins won the division and completed one of the best come back stories baseball has ever seen. The Twins now will have home field advantage as the square off against the Oakland Athletics in the first round of the playoffs this Tuesday.