You win some, you lose some.
But some losses are more painful than others.
The Detroit Tigers can attest to that after their walk-off loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
With a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers were two outs away from a victory, but the wheels began turning when right fielder Robbie Grossman dropped a fly ball.
A snafu on the basepaths by the Twins gave them a little hope, however.
As Miguel Sano headed to second and Gio Urshela went for third, Trevor Larnach hadn’t moved, forcing Sano and Urshela to go back, until a throwing error by catcher Eric Haase allowed Larnach and Urshela to score and win it for the Twins.
A wild walk-off in Minnesota!! 😱 pic.twitter.com/Iky7XWZNU9
— MLB (@MLB) April 27, 2022
An Ugly Finish
This is a tough way to lose if you’re the Tigers, especially considering that the Twins’ baserunning blunder gave them a chance to offset any damage done by Grossman dropping the fly ball.
But unfortunately for the Tigers, things just didn’t work out.
The loss dropped the Tigers to 6-10 on the season and put them in a tie for last place in the AL Central with the Chicago White Sox.
“That was an ugly ending to an otherwise well-played game,” said manager A.J. Hinch.
There were certainly some good moments, including Javier Baez‘s go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the eighth.
That made it a 4-3 game, but it wasn’t enough to stop things from unraveling in the bottom of the ninth.
The Tigers now sit 2.5 games behind the Twins, who lead the AL Central division.
The Tigers will send former Twin Michael Pineda to the mound on Wednesday hoping to right the ship.