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Tue October 6, 2009
Game No. 163 (again): Twins host Tigers for title
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins seem to think that 162 regular-season games aren't enough.
The Twins will host the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday in a tiebreaker for the American League Central title and a trip the playoffs. It is the second straight season that the Twins have needed a 163rd game to finish the season.
The Twins lost a playoff to the White Sox in Chicago last year. But they get homefield advantage in the Metrodome this time around.
The Twins won 16 of their final 20 games to catch the sliding Tigers. Detroit led by seven games on Sept. 6, but went just 11-15 down the stretch.
The winner will play the New York Yankees in the first round of the post-season.