Twins 11, Tigers 4
It wasn’t a very impressive ending to a very solid season from Rick Porcello (31 GS, 204.2 IP, 3.43 ERA, 3.67 FIP, 3.2 fWAR) but he will hopefully get at least one more start in the postseason to wash away the memory of this 3.2 innings of 6 run baseball in which he threw some really good pitches and some really horrible ones. The bats fought back a little in the 4th and 5th and Cabrera homered in the 7th but the deficit was too steep to overcome. On the bright side, we got to see Sanchez throw a sharp inning in a postseason tune up. Assuming the Royals hang on, the Tigers will be two up with two to play. Kyle Lobstein (5 GS, 34.2 IP, 3.38 ERA, 3.97 FIP, 0.4 fWAR) gets the ball Saturday.
The Moment: Sanchez showed he wasn’t very rusty at all.