Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/21/12
The Minnesota Twins have only pride at stake in their series against the Detroit Tigers. While Detroit is trying to catch Chicago in the AL Central, the Twins will wake up Saturday at least 19 games behind the White Sox. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, though, expects his team's best effort as it plays out the string. ''Out of respect for the game, you go out and give them everything you have,'' Gardenhire said before the opener of a three-game set in Detroit was postponed by rain. ''This atmosphere here does lift you up a little bit.'' Detroit entered play on Friday trailing the White Sox by two games. The Tigers also were six games behind AL wild-card leaders Baltimore and Oakland. The rainout will be made up Sunday night as part of a doubleheader. Detroit will send Doug Fister (9-9) to the mound Saturday afternoon - not Rick Porcello, who was scheduled to start Friday night - and the Twins plan to stick with Samuel Deduno (6-4) in the series opener. The Tigers will pitch Dre...
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