Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 9/28/12
MINNEAPOLIS Ryan Doumit single-handedly beat the Detroit Tigers on Friday night at Target Field.Minnesota's designated hitter drove in all four Twins runs as they topped the visiting Tigers 4-2. In doing so, Minnesota helped shape the race for the American League Central title. Detroit led the Chicago White Sox by two games entering Friday night. The Tigers loss, coupled with Chicago's 3-1 win over Tampa Bay, means that the White Sox now trail Detroit by just one game.They can thank Doumit for that."That's a good team over there, that's a really good team, and they're playing for something," Doumit said of the Tigers. "For us it's exciting to have something to play for and that's to kind of be the spoilers. That's a team that's had our number all year. It was a big game."It was a big game for Doumit, who broke open a scoreless tie in the seventh inning. His two-run home run off Tigers reliever Phil Coke put the Twins up 2-0. Doumit connected on a 2-1 pitch from Coke and sent it to ...
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