The Minnesota Twins faced the Detroit Tigers for the majority of the night, with three early runs from Max Kepler, and the Tigers took the advantage of a three-run bomb from Javier Baez in the eighth inning. With Minnesota playing at Target Field, however, the Tigers must secure three outs in the bottom of the ninth frame, and that is the beginning of the devil.
Kepler was resigning after two walks to open the game, bringing Miguel Sano to the plate. From there, one of the most ruthless final plays of a baseball game that you will ever see arose.
Minnesota's Wild Walk-off!!
First, Sano smoked the ball, but right fielder Robbie Grossman certainly had a play on the ball that would have given the Tigers a valuable second out in the inning. The ball struck over his head, but the result was seemingly disastrous, especially when catcher Eric Haase flipped the ball into the left field, allowing two runners to score.
It was a mania.
The Twins vs. Tigers are just your average, run-of-the-mill walk-off.
Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports)
The Twins have improved to 9-8 on the season, while the Tigers have dropped to 6-10. There is, of course, no assurance that Detroit would have wiggled out of a bases loaded jam if chaos didn't happen, but this is a skill for the children, and the Twins will take it.