DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 23: Jamey Carroll #8 of the Minnesota Twins makes contact against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on September 23, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Twins Vs. Tigers: Minnesota Sweeps Away The Tigers In Sunday's Doubleheader

The Minnesota Twins swept both games of Sunday's doubleheader to play spoiler for the playoff hopeful Detroit Tigers

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Tigers Vs. Twins Final Score: Minnesota Gets 10-4 Win In Doubleheader Opener

Despite picking up five innings of shutout ball from starter Max Scherzer, the Detroit Tigers were unable to take the first game of their doubleheader with the Minnesota Twins on Sunday in a 10-4 loss.

Scherzer came to the mound to begin the sixth inning with a two-run advantage, but was immediately beaten on a pair of RBI singles from Twins sluggers Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. Mauer, who finished 3-for-4 from the plate with four runs batted in, moved his season average up to a robust .326 with the strong performance.

Set to once again hit the field for the nightcap, the Twins will try to further disrupt Detroit's playoff chances with right-hander P.J. Walters in the final game of the series. Manager Jim Leyland will counter with promising lefty Drew Smyly in Game 3, as the Tigers should be desperate to stay on track with the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central race.

Head over to Bless You Boys for more Tigers coverage, and be sure to visit Twinkie Town for more on the Twins.

This story was originally published on Baseball Nation.

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Twins vs. Tigers: Friday Night's Game Postponed, Doubleheader Set For Sunday

Friday night's game between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins has been postponed due to rain, and will be made up on Sunday night as part of a doubleheader. The two teams were waiting out the inclement weather in Detroit, but officials made the decision just before 10 p.m. local time that it would not be possible to get the game in.

The game was slated to be crucial for both teams. The Tigers, of course, are still nipping at the heels of the Chicago White Sox, who sit in first place in the A.L. Central by two games. The Twins, meanwhile, were looking to avoid falling to the worst record in baseball.

The two teams will face each other on Saturday at 3:05 p.m. CT, weather permitting. The game will be broadcast on Fox.

Visit Bless You Boys for more Tigers coverage, and make sure to check out Twinkie Town for more on the Twins. Also head over to Baseball Nation for even more MLB news and analysis.

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