After Twins ace Johan Santana's start was cut short by a rain delay, Nick Blackburn struggled in his fifth career appearance, leading to a rain-shortened loss to the Tigers. Santana allowed three runs -- two earned -- and struck out four in three innings. Rondell White hit a three-run double in Minnesota's four-run first.
The Tigers topped the Twins in five innings in their final home game of the season. After Mike Rabelo's two-run double capped a three-run third, Mike Hessman had two RBIs on two hits in Detroit's six-run fourth. However, with the Yankees' victory on Wednesday, the Tigers officially were eliminated from AL Wild Card contention.