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Twins avoid elimination from playoff contention

Minnesota defeats Detroit, 8-3. Tigers must now beat the Chicago White Sox twice at home in order to win the American League Central division title.

October 02, 2009|Associated Press

DETROIT — Scott Baker had a strong start and got plenty of run support with a three-run third inning and a four-run eighth, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers, 8-3, Thursday to avoid elimination from playoff contention.

The American League Central-leading Tigers had a chance to clinch their first division title since 1987 in the finale of the four-game series, but their bats were quieted and their pitchers got roughed up.

Detroit must now beat the Chicago White Sox twice at home to win the division. If not, the Tigers will need some help from the Kansas City Royals, who end the season at Minnesota.

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