The Moment: Despite the way this score looks, it wasn’t really put out of reach until the 6th inning. The Twins and Tigers were tied to begin the 6th and had a pair of runners on base by the time Cameron Maybin came up. He drove both in with a single before getting thrown out himself. Always find your cutoff man!
The Hero: Maybin gave the Tigers two different leads, the first on a bases loaded walk in the second, and that single to put them in front that I mentioned above.
The Condolences: Kyle Gibson was pedestrian, at best. He didn’t deserve this. Well, maybe he did. 5 runs allowed in 6 innings is a pretty surefire way to los.
The Soundtrack: I’m listening to Scott Ferrall on CBS Sports Radio. They are talking about the Washington football team. I am turning off Scott Ferrall on CBS Sports Radio.
The Story: It seemed like the Twins were going to keep up with their nemeses from Detroit, with the game tied at 3-3. Brian Dozier hit a home run Joe Mauer had career RBI #800, and through the middle innings, Minnesota had even briefly held a lead.
Then Cameron Maybin came in and ruined it all with his RBI single in the 6th. Then Michael Tonkin came in and ruined it with his pitching. The Tigers got two homers, from newbie Erick Aybar and oldie Victor Martinez.
On the other hand, we did get to see one Mr. Patrick Light take the mound. He finished off the 7th after Tonkin gave up oh so many home runs, and struck out 1 with a hit. Not bad!