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Throwing it away
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Twins 3, Tigers 2
Gerald Laird, hit by a pitch in the second inning, went on to score the game's first run.  (AP)
Brandon Lyon threw two consecutive wild pitches after a Denard Span single to open the 10th inning, allowing Span to score on Orlando Cabrera's single to left. Another run would come around to score, handing the Tigers a loss that trimmed their lead over the Twins to just one game.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (82-74)
Won 1
Minnesota 3, Detroit 2   DET
Detroit (83-73)
Lost 2
September 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2   3 11 0
Detroit
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 7 0
Standings thru 9/29/09  |  Recap: MIN | DET  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Tigers stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF-RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 .313
Cabrera, O, SS 5 1 1 1 0 1 4 .275
Mauer, C 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .368
Kubel, RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .295
  2-Gomez, C, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
Cuddyer, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .278
Young, D, LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .271
Morales, J, DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .336
  1-Casilla, A, PR-DH 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .198
Tolbert, 3B 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .229
Punto, 2B 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 .232
Totals 33 3 11 3 3 2 15  

1-Ran for Morales, J in the 7th. 2-Ran for Kubel in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Tolbert (6, Porcello), Casilla, A (7, Lyon).
TB: Morales, J; Cuddyer; Tolbert 2; Span 2; Young, D; Punto; Kubel 2; Cabrera, O; Casilla, A 2.
RBI: Span (67), Cabrera, O (69), Young, D (49).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, O 2; Morales, J; Casilla, A 2.
SAC: Punto; Tolbert 2; Gomez, C.
SF: Span; Young, D.
GIDP: Cuddyer.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 10.

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 .251
Polanco, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .285
Thomas, C, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .244
  a-Raburn, PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Cabrera, M, 1B 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 .329
Huff, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .242
  b-Thames, M, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249
Guillen, LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .255
  1-Ramirez, W, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364
  Kelly, D, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236
Laird, C 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .228
Inge, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .230
Santiago, R, SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .271
Totals 36 2 7 2 2 4 19  

a-Flied out for Thomas, C in the 8th. b-Grounded out for Huff in the 8th.
1-Ran for Guillen in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Granderson (23, Blackburn), Thomas, C (13, Blackburn).
HR: Granderson (29, 10th inning off Nathan, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Inge 2; Cabrera, M; Santiago, R; Thomas, C 2; Granderson 6.
RBI: Santiago, R (33), Granderson (69).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Huff; Polanco 2; Laird; Santiago, R.
SAC: Laird.
Team RISP: 2-for-14.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Cabrera, M-Santiago, R-Cabrera, M, Lyon-Inge).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn 7.0 6 1 1 1 4 0 4.08
Mijares 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.07
Rauch (W, 6-3) 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.80
Nathan (S, 45) 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.25
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Porcello 6.1 7 1 1 1 1 0 4.04
Miner 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.23
Lyon (L, 6-5) 2.0 3 2 2 2 0 0 2.99

WP: Lyon 2.
IBB: Cuddyer (by Lyon).
HBP: Cuddyer (by Porcello), Laird (by Blackburn).
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 111-65, Mijares 5-3, Rauch 15-8, Nathan 12-9, Porcello 111-74, Miner 21-13, Lyon 32-19.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blackburn 11-3, Mijares 0-2, Rauch 2-1, Nathan 1-1, Porcello 8-3, Miner 1-3, Lyon 2-2.
Batters faced: Blackburn 29, Mijares 2, Rauch 5, Nathan 4, Porcello 27, Miner 6, Lyon 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Miner 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 57 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:52.
Att: 35,243.
Venue: Comerica Park.
September 29, 2009
September 29, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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