Game 163: Last Play Of Minnesota Twins Vs. Detroit Tigers Tiebreaker – 10/6/09

October 7th, 2009 by

This is a fan’s-eye-view of game 163 of the Minnesota Twins‘ and Detroit Tigers’ 2009 regular season. The two teams had fought to even records atop the American League’s central division, forcing a game 163 playoff to determine which team would go on to face the Yankees in the American League Divisional Series.

The tie-breaking game lasted 12 innings with dramatic twists and turns throughout the game but the Minnesota Twins finally secured the championship title for the Twins on the strength of an Alexi Casilla single that drove Carlos Gomez in for the winning run. Casilla, who entered the game in the 10th inning as a pinch runner, redeemed himself after a baserunning mistake that might have been the difference between winning the game then and there.

The Hubert H. Metrodome crowd erupts. Found at YouTube from cynsha.

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