The Minnesota Twins are heading to New York to face the Yankees. They won against the Detroit Tigers in 12 innings, 6-5. Well, I'll say, I got home today and watched the game -- perhaps the greatest regular and riveting season game I've ever witnessed -- from start to finish. Alexi Casilla plated Carlos Gomez for the winning run off Detroit reliever Fernando Rodney and the Metrodome went crazy.
You have to give props to both teams as they showed heart, mettle, and it was a game to be remebered for all time. Minnesota wins the AL Central and earns the final playoff spot. Considering this is the second year in a row where they have played 163 games, it was a well deserved honor.
There were so many moments that could have decided the game for teams, and it was incredibly well managed by both the Tiger's Jim Leyland and the Twins' Ron Gardenhire, but in the end, the Twins got the break they needed as they tagged Fernando Rodney for a few hits that decided everything.