This game came down to a tale of two pitchers. Kyle Ryan came on in the eighth to preserve a tie game when three other Tigers relievers, Chamberlain, Coke, and The Amazing Al, could record only one out and surrendered the two tying runs. Ryan relived Alburquerque an got an inning ending double play.
In the top of the ninth, Casey Fien came in for the Twins. On three pitches he surrendered back to back home runs to Torii Hunter and Jose Miguel Cabrera.
Joakim Soria closed the game for the Tigers in the ninth.
Max was not good tonight. He was ok through five innings but ended up giving up four runs in seven complete. When the offense stakes you to a six run lead you can’t leave with the game that close.
I’ll take the W.
FYI: Kansas City overcame a three run deficit to beat the White Sox 4-3