Minnesota Twins

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 27: Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins attends to teammate Danny Santana #39 as Andrew Romine #27 of the Detroit Tigers kneels at second base after they collided during a double play in the seventh inning at Comerica Park on September 27, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tigers Lose 12-3 To Twins, Division Lead Still 1

Throughout a topsy-turvy first season as manager of the Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus has been careful not to show any sign of panic — even when his team was stumbling through a terrible stretch in late May or struggling to keep pace in August.

97.1 The Ticket–09/28/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 27:  Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers watches the game against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on September 27, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 12-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Ausmus On Boos In Blowout Loss: ‘If I Was In The Stands, I’d Be Booing, Too’

Whether the Tigers find their form Sunday or not, back-to-back blowout losses to the last-place Twins leave a sour taste for the team.

CBS Detroit–09/28/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 21:  Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers throw in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Porcello’s September Struggles Continue, Ausmus Says Fatigue Not A Factor

“There’s not really much we can do about it,” Ausmus said of Porcello’s September woes. “He’s one of our starters, so he’s going to pitch.”

CBS Detroit–09/27/2014

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Porcello Rocked As Twins Throttle Tigers, 11-4, Put Celebration On Hold

The Tigers had a chance to clinch their fourth-straight A.L. Central Division title with a win and a Royals loss; the Royals beat the White Sox, 3-1.

97.1 The Ticket–09/26/2014

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a solo home run to left field during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on September 25, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Cabrera Homers, Tigers Beat Twins 4-2

The Tigers, who have already clinched a postseason berth, can wrap up a fourth straight division championship as early as Friday.

97.1 The Ticket–09/25/2014

Andrew Romine #27 of the Detroit Tigers misses a play at shortstop on the RBI single hit by Kurt Suzuki #8 of the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of the game on September 16, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tigers Stunned By Twins In 9th Losing 4-3

After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier.

97.1 The Ticket–09/16/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 15: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers congratulates teammate Miguel Cabrera #24 on scoring a run against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on September 15, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Hunter, Cabrera Homer In 9th To Save Bullpen, Tigers Beat Twins 8-6

The Tigers lost a 6-0 lead, but after Joe Mauer’s second two-run single tied the game for the Twins in the eighth inning, Hunter hit the first pitch of the ninth from Casey Fien into the bullpen behind left-center field.

97.1 The Ticket–09/15/2014

Victor Martinez Detroit Tigers. (Getty Images File)

Martinez Has 4 RBIs To Pace Tigers Over Twins

Detroit trials Kansas City by two games in the AL Central and is one back of Seattle for the second AL wild card.

97.1 The Ticket–08/24/2014

Pittsburgh Pirates v Detroit Tigers

Scherzer On The Mound For Tigers Against Twins

Coming off a much-needed victory and sending Max Scherzer to the mound should have the Detroit Tigers feeling confident heading into their series finale with the Minnesota Twins.

97.1 The Ticket–08/24/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 23: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers takes the mound against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning at Target Field on August 23, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Tigers Salvage Split Of Doubleheader, Beat Twins, 8-6

Justin Verlander returned to help the Tigers take the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader.

97.1 The Ticket–08/23/2014