Posted September 25, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Minnesota Twins are going down swinging. The Twins struck out another 14 times in a 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night, the 61st time this season they have fanned at least 10 times in a game. Josh Willingham and Clete Thomas each struck out three times, and the Twins' final six outs of the game came on whiffs as they failed to keep the Tigers from clinching a postseason spot. The Twins set their franchise record for strikeouts long ago and have now struck out 1,369 times this season, which passes the 2012 Astros for the seventh-most in major league history. ''Swinging and missing is one thing,'' manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''Taking pitches for called third strikes is the disappointing part. Those are the things we really, really have to make adjustments on.'' Doug Fister (14-9) struck out seven and gave up two runs on eight hits in 6 1-3 innings. Bruce Rondon, who hadn't pitched since Sept. 2 because of elbow issues, blew away all three Twins he faced in the ei...
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