MINNEAPOLIS – Leadoff man Denard Span was the catalyst for Minnesota with three singles and a walk, and the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Wednesday for their first sweep in nine series this season.
The crowd at Target Field held a moment of silence before the game in honor of former Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell, who died Tuesday night. Detroit's uniforms had a black, circular "EH" patch on the sleeves.
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers say longtime broadcaster Ernie Harwell has died. He was 92.
Harwell called Tigers games for more than four decades and was one of Michigan's most beloved sports figures. Spokesman Brian Britten said Tuesday that the team learned about Harwell's death from his agent.
Harwell announced in September that he had been diagnosed with inoperable cancer of the bile duct.