Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/26/12
MINNEAPOLIS -- The nights are definitely getting cooler, but the race for the AL East title isn't cooling off at all. The New York Yankees remained 1 1/2 games up on Baltimore on Tuesday, failing to take advantage of an Orioles loss by falling 5-4 to the Minnesota Twins. "You know what's in front of you, and you know you have an opportunity to pick up another game, but you've got to move on," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. The Twins, who are seemingly enjoying the spoiler role, rallied from a 3-1 hole with a big seventh inning. Minnesota loading the bases against New York starter Phil Hughes (16-13) with one out. Hughes gave way to Boone Logan, whose first pitch went to the backstop, allowing Ryan Doumit to score from third. When Denard Span laced a double to center, scoring Chris Parmelee and Jamey Carroll, the Twins had the lead for good. Joe Mauer added an RBI single as Minnesota sent nine men to the plate in the four-run inning. "It's always nice to beat those guys,...
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