Evidently the Twins and Tigers don’t read BluGrass Baseball since they ignored my pronouncement from earlier this week that the playoff races were settled. The Twins and Tigers enter the last game of the season tied for the AL Central lead with Justin Verlander taking the mound for Detroit against the White Sox, and Carl Pavano pitching for Minnesota against Kansas City. Louisville-native and Morehead alum Jon Rauch won Saturday’s game for the Twins to pull them into a tie with Detroit. So if you’re routing for the Kentucky angle you might want to start looking for a twins jersey.
In other major league action, Pikeville-native Mark Reynolds has one game left to break Jay Buhner’s Kentucky home run record. Reynolds is currently tied for most home runs in one season by a Kentucky native (44), and will have to go deep against Ryan Dempster and the Chicago Cubs to own sole possession of the record. The game starts at 2:20.
2009 Bat Homer Bailey takes the ball for Cincinnati in the season finale.