Minnesota Twins defeat Detroit Tigers, 6-2

When Twins first baseman Justin Morneau scored the winning run in the 15th inning of the 2008 All-Star Game, the clock at old Yankee Stadium reminded him it was 1:37 a.m.

One night earlier, Morneau had won the Home Run Derby, somehow outlasting Josh Hamilton, who had exhausted himself and everyone watching with 28 homers in the first round.

No doubt, this was exhilarating for Morneau. But it took the word "break" out of his All-Star break. By season's end, after play...

Twins pitcher Nick Blackburn learned he wasn't named to the American League All-Star squad Sunday, and he was two outs from his first career shutout when Detroit's Brandon Inge smashed a two-run homer into the Metrodome's left-field seats.

Upsetting? Hardly.

"It was a big game for us to win," Blackburn said after the Twins' 6-2 victory. "It was a big series to win. We picked up another one. You can't be upset about that."

The Twins have won the rubber game in four...