Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Lock 'N Load: White Sox 1, Twins 0
Bottom 1st: Minnesota returns the favor with a 4-6-3-6-4 double play, and Jermaine Dye faces Nick Blackburn with the bags empty. Dye bounces out to short to end the frame, and it's still a scoreless tie after one.
Inter alia: The Angels postseason ad comes on between the bottom of the first and top of the second, and how big a star would Torii Hunter be had he started his career in New York or LA?
Top 5th: With Michael Cuddyer at third, Brendan Harris flies out to shallow center. The Twins discover that Ken Griffey, Jr. can still throw it, as Cuddyer is easily out at the plate.
Bottom 7th: Jim Thome belts one over the fence to meke it 1-0 White Sox with nobody out.
Top 9th: Bobby Jenks retires the side in order — with some help with an excellent diving catch from Brian Anderson — and the Twins' season is over. The White Sox and Cubs appear in the postseason at the same time since 1906.