6-5 in 12 innings. What a game!
I always root for the Twins because of their ludicrously low payroll. Minnesota's $67 million 2009 payroll is 23rd in the majors, and while that sounds like a lot of money, it's barely half that of the Tigers team they defeated tonight ($119 million), and a third that of the Yankees team they're about to face ($208 million) in the first round. Heck, New York's top three income-getters (A-Rod, Jeter and Teixera) alone make more than the entire Twins' roster.
Still, I felt bad for the Tigers, if only because they're from Detroit, where housing values have tumbled to $11,000 and the football team has lost 20 of its last 21. If any city needed a winner, it was the Motor City.