Sunday postgame: Twins 6, Royals 0

Posted on September 28th, 2008 – 5:25 PM
By Joe Christensen

A few quick postgame notes:

(*) The White Sox will play the Tigers on Monday at 1:05 p.m. The Twins will be watching from the Metrodome with their bags packed.

If the White Sox win, the Twins will board a flight for Chicago for a one-game playoff on Tuesday. The time for that game is TBA, but I’m guessing it’ll be a night game.

“We put ourselves in a good situation,” Nick Punto said. “It’s a do-or-die for [the White Sox], but for us, we’re either going to Chicago or Tampa. We’re definitely playing another game.”

(*) Nick Blackburn will start Tuesday’s game, if necessary.

(*) Joe Mauer’s 85 RBI (total corrected from earlier) are the most by any catcher in Twins history, and for now, he leads the AL with a .330 batting average. The stats from a one-game playoff against Chicago would count toward regular season numbers, however, so we don’t know if he’s won a second batting title yet.

(*) Souhan, La Velle and I will have much, much more for print editions, and if we hear any more news, we’ll keep you posted here.

UPDATE (8:15 p.m.): AP has listed Tuesday’s game as 6:37 p.m. The Twins just confirmed it.

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