Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/25/12
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. The Twins, who are seemingly enjoying the spoiler role, rallied from a 3-1 hole with a big seventh inning, 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. Esmerling Vasquez started for the Twins and pitched six innings -- the longest outing of the rookie's career -- allowing seven hits and a pair of Yankees runs. Casey Fien (2-1) got the win for the Twins, pitc...
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