By Joe Christensen
DETROIT — The Twins left Comerica Park tonight exhausted but in decent spirits, considering they wound up with a 3-2, 6-5 split in this day-night doubleheader.
After facing Detroit’s hottest two pitchers the first two games — Rick Porcello and Justin Verlander — the Twins are supposed to have an easier time with Eddie Bonine and Nate Robertson, two recent additions to the Tigers’ rotation.
A lot depends on how Carl Pavano and Scott Baker pitch, of course, but if the Twins can win both games, they’ll leave Detroit in a first-place tie with the Tigers.
“If you would have told us we would have had a chance to tie, we would have taken that, so we need to come out here [Wednesday] and win,” Michael Cuddyer said.
“I think it was a good day for us,” Denard Span said. “Both games were tough games, but the way we battled back the second game versus their best pitcher [Verlander], we’ve seen their best. That’s kind of what the word was after the game. We fought him to the end.”
Lots more coverage here, here and here. Souhan wrote about the fateful decision that saved the Twins season, at least for a day. Been a long day at the ballpark. Thanks for hanging out with us. Back Wednesday with more on Game 3.