Twins strike out, AL Central champion Tigers cash in

  • Article by: LA VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 26, 2013 - 12:43 AM

The Tigers clinched another AL Central title as the Twins struck out 10 times for the 63rd time this year.

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martiankingSep. 25, 1310:39 PM

I was just looking at the ESPN website, and looked over the stats for the Majors and looking at how the Twins compared to the rest of MLB. Good God! Do the Twins ever suck! This isn't just pitching, but hitting too, but pitching by far is garbage! I can't see how Ryan can say the Twins are close to anything but the bottom of most categories. Thank goodness Houston is now in the AL! They are even worse.

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ljh528Sep. 25, 1311:26 PM

Twins record for futility continues - 63rd time they have struck out 10 or more times. I believe they struck out 44 times in this 3 game Tiger series. And we are worried about the pitching? How can the Twins sell hope for next year? Yikes!!

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QHubert Sep. 26, 1312:27 AM

“He has done what everyone was hoping he would do,” Twins General Manager Terry Ryan said. “He’s given us innings." I guess the notion of "wins" wasn't even a consideration.

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fuzzypilgrimSep. 26, 1312:37 AM

I loved Tom Brunansky the player. I do not however love Tom Brunansky the batting coach.

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comment229Sep. 26, 13 4:22 AM

“He was tough,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “He had great pitches.”...... un huh..... wink wink....

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rms316Sep. 26, 13 5:54 AM

How fitting the Tigers clinched against a division rival that stinks.

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rickradio11Sep. 26, 13 6:15 AM

Ex-Twin of the night: Torii Hunter (Tigers). It is fitting that Torii's 1st inning RBI single was the only run scored as the Tigers shut out the hapless Twins 1-0 on their way to their 3rd straight Central Division title. Runnerup: Darnell McDonald (Cubs). One of the most obscure ex-Twins, McDonald, who had 10 AB and on 1B during a 4 game cup of coffee with the Twins in 2007, clubbed a 3 R HR off Francisco Liriano to pace the Cubs to a 4-2 victory, dealing a huge blow to the Pirates NL Central hopes. Honorable mention: David Ortiz (Red Sox) reached 100 RBI for the 7th time with a 2 run 2B in a 15-5 victory over the Rockies; Carlos Gomez (Brewers) slugged his career best 23rd HR as the Brewers shut out the Braves behind a 2 hit SHO by ex-Twin Kyle Lohse. Gomez was ejected for inciting a bench-clearing brawl after his round-tripper. Over and out. P.S. When was the last time a Twin incited a bench-clearing brawl?

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CSISep. 26, 13 6:27 AM

I didn't reaalize the was an AL Central in 2007 - 2009

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roygoodinSep. 26, 13 7:34 AM

Poetic Justice! Torii Hunter in the Visitors club house. Twins players all over MLB clinching and the Twins are losing 90 plus a year. Congratulations to Hunter and the rest of the ex-Twins.

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scenic61Sep. 26, 13 7:45 AM

Well, all this season proves (once again) is how astonishingly incompetent Terry Ryan, Dave St. Peter, Rob Antony, Ron Gardenhire and the Pohlad boys truly are when it comes to running a baseball team. Honestly folks, outside of perhaps the Houston Astros, it doesn't get any worse than this. And as long as the above mentioned clowns are allowed to call the shots, things will not improve with this team one bit.

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