Tigers, Twins in Heated Battle to Get Swept by Yankees in Playoffs

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins are taking the American League Central Division race down to the wire, a race otherwise known as the Battle to Get Swept by the Yankees in the Playoffs. Detroit, by virtue of today's victory, holds a three game lead in the division, but the two teams play four more times before the season is out.

"It will be interesting," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "Both teams want to be the ballclub that gets swept by the Yankees in the playoffs. It's going to be a dogfight."

Despite the three game lead, and the Twins without slugger Justin Morneau for the rest of the season, Detroit is not overlooking them.

"They are a very well managed and disciplined team," said Jim Leyland, manager of the Tigers. "The Twins could still get swept even without Morneau versus the Yankees. But we don't plan on giving them that opportunity. We are going to be the ones to end our season against New York."

Confident words from both sides, as neither will concede anything. Unfortunately, Major League Baseball, Fox and TBS don't care who the Yankees opponent is, as they won't pay them any attention anyway.


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