Your Five Things For September 17th: Tigers Lose Game In 9th
1. Tigers Lose To Twins After High Scoring 9th:
Last night in Minnesota, the Twins tops the Tigers after a crazy 9th inning winning 4-3. Rick Porcello got the start and pitched 8 innings giving up 2 runs with 7 hits and 5 strikeouts. On the other side Ricky Nolasco, went 8 innings of shutout baseball with 5 hits and 5 strikeouts. Then, in the 9th inning, J.D. Martinez hit a 3 run homerun with 2 hits, to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead. In the bottom of the 9th, the Twins got two hits after a walk to beat Joe Nathan and the Tigers. The Tigers and Twins will end their series tonight as David Price will be on the mound tonight as the Twins will send Kyle Gibson. First pitch is set for 8:10 pm.
2. Vikings Deactivate Adrian Peterson:
In the ever changing Adrian Peterson situation, the Vikings have announced that Adrian Peterson will be deactivated until the legal preceding are over. Peterson will have a hearing on October 8th where he could face a $10,000 fine and 2 years in prison if he is found guilty. The Vikings had deactivated Adrian Peterson this past weekend in a loss to the Patriots. Read more about the situation here.
3. Kansas City Fails To Gain Ground:
Last night in Kansas City, the Royals tried to gain ground on the Tigers as they played the White Sox. But, the White Sox got the best of the Royals, winning 7-5. Kansas City had the lead going into the 7th inning but a 3 run 7th propelled the White Sox to top the Royals. The Royals stay 1 1/2 games behind the Tigers as they play the White Sox in the last game of the series. Chris Sale will got to the mound for the White Sox as Yordano Ventura will take the mound for Kansas City.
4. Tony Stewart Case To Be Sent To Grand Jury:
The district attorney for Ontario County in New York said he will send the Tony Stewart case and the evidence to the grand jury. Over a month ago, Tony Stewart struck Kevin Ward Jr., who was out of his car, on a dirt track. Grand juries in the state of New York have anywhere between 16-23 members with only 12 members required to vote.
5. Two More Teams Claim Spots In The Postseason:
As the season comes to a close, the MLB postseason is starting to take shape. Last night, the Baltimore Orioles topped the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 claiming their first AL East title since 1997. The Washington Nationals needed to win to clinch the NL East title as they faced the Braves. The Nationals were tied going into the 6th inning but, they opened up the offense, on the road, to top the Braves winning 3-0 and clinching the NL East.