Minnesota Twins defeat Detroit Tigers, 8-3

DETROIT — Delmon Young's right leg was throbbing Thursday afternoon, and he was furious.

After getting hit by Jeremy Bonderman's fastball, Young rolled on the ground, sprung to his feet and began pointing at the dugout.

Not the Tigers dugout. The Twins dugout.

Young was mad at rookie reliever Jose Mijares for provoking Bonderman's payback pitch, and so were Young's other teammates.

The Twins staved off elimination for one day at least, by defeating the Tigers 8...

"Strange," Justin Morneau said.

"Weird," Joe Nathan said.

"I haven't seen any of that before," Michael Cuddyer said.

The Twins' season-sustaining 8-3 victory left us with these questions:

• Why would Mauer adjust his helmet to signal pitches to his teammates when he's standing on second base? Why wouldn't he just use his telepathic powers? "Good question," said teammate Jason Kubel.

• Is Young the only batter in baseball history to be restrained from sprinti...