Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 9/29/12
MINNEAPOLIS Ryan Doumit gave them something to cheer for.An inning later, Denard Span gave them a chance. But Ben Revere, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau could not deliver, the ultimate frustration after the most promising of hopes. The chances were there for the stars to be heroes, but in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Tigers, Doumit's eighth-inning grand slam was just theatrics, an opportunity but nothing more.On Saturday, at times it seemed like there would be no chance. It was a tale of two games, almost: innings one through seven and then eight and nine, when suddenly both teams could hit and neither could locate its pitches.Until the eighth inning, the game was a pitchers' duel, somewhat surprisingly. With Justin Verlander on the mound, it's easy to expect one-sided baseball and the Tigers in complete control, especially at this point in the season, with a playoff berth and multiple awards on the line. But the Twins and starter P.J. Walters held their own, carrying just a 2-0 defici...
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