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It wasn't just the Metrodome: Twins 4, Tigers 3

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Final - 8.31.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Detroit Tigers 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Minnesota Twins 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 X 4

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Well at least we have complete confirmation it wasn't the Metrodome that caused all the Tigers' woes. No, playing at Target Field seems to fell them faster than Jack chopping at the beanstalk.

Like seemingly every game in Minnesota, the Tigers started off by giving the fans confidence. Great, a lead! Guys are hitting, Armando Galarraga is dealing, all is good in the world.

But only until the sixth inning, when the Twins decide to snatch it all away. So a couple of hits later it's narrowed to a 3-2 lead.

Phil Coke came in to preserve the lead in the seventh, and of course the pitcher who complained of a dead arm struggled with his control. A walk and two hit batsmen later, the bases were loaded for Ryan Perry. Taking a cue, he walked another Twin. Tie game. Then gave up a single. Losing game. I don't know if the arm problems played anything in Coke's poor control, but I do know the Tigers' bullpen is so incredibly empty it doesn't really matter who's on the mound any more.

And that was that. So far the Tigers are 2-3 on a road trip they absolutely, positively needed to come home from with five or six wins.

Anyone got any golf courses to share?