Tigers sweep Twins; Brewers salvage finale

By KBJR News 1

September 27, 2010 Updated Sep 27, 2010 at 5:03 AM CDT

The American League Central division champion Minnesota Twins suffered a 5-1 defeat to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, completing a sweep for the Tigers.

Twins starting pitcher Brian Duensing allowed all five Tiger runs on two home runs. The five were runs were the most Duensing has allowed all season.

Despite the loss, the Twins remain one game behind the Tampa Bay Rays, as the Rays also lost on Sunday, in the race for home-field advantage in the American League.

In the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers completed winning a four-game series, with a 7-1 victory over the Florida Marlins on Sunday. Ryan Braun highlighted the game with two home runs. In the process he became just the third Brewer in team history to record three straight 100 RBI seasons.

Prince Fielder also homered, in what was expected to be his final home game as a Brewer. Relief pitcher Trevor Hoffman made one last appearance in front of the Milwaukee faithful. He recorded the final three outs of the game, striking out one batter and allowing just one hit in the ninth inning.

Milwaukee took three of four games over the Marlins in the series.

Posted by Joe Dufek