Congratulations Twins: Alexi Casilla's Walk-Off Wins It

Sixty Feet, Six Inches Correspondent IOctober 6, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 06:  Alexi Casilla #25 of the Minnesota Twins hits the game-winning hit as the Twins defeat the Detroit Tigers to win the American League Tiebreaker game on October 6, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Well, that was probably the craziest one-game playoff ever.

First things first: For all the criticism this game got for not being on prime time TV (including from myself), it may be a good thing that it wasn't. How many people would have stuck around for the conclusion if that game started at eight and ended past midnight?

At any rate, the Twins pulled out a victory over the Detroit Tigers, claiming the AL Central in the process. I'll be rooting for the Twins in this year's postseason, for no reason other than the fact that I like small market teams and Joe Mauer.

Also, big congratulations to Alexi Casilla. It has to feel good to come off the bench and hit a walk-off to win the game for your team—especially when you were hitting below the Mendoza line all season before that moment.


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