Minnesota Twins defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 8-7

Minneapolis — The day after the Milwaukee Brewers clinched the National League wild card, Mark Attanasio was riding across town in a rented van.

The principal owner's face suddenly went ashen as he looked at his Blackberry.

Yeah, it had been a late celebratory night and all that, but this was something altogether different. For someone in the investment world like Attanasio, Sept. 29, 2008 was also the day when $1.2 trillion disappeared from the stock market in 6½ hours...

Minneapolis — Jason Kubel's sacrifice fly in the 12th inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to an 8-7 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

Jesse Crain (1-0) picked up the victory for the Twins despite issuing a five-pitch walk to Prince Fielder — his fourth of the game — to start the 12th. Crain got the next two guys and struck out Jody Gerut looking to end the inning.

Manny Parra (0-3) issued a leadoff walk to Alexi Casilla. Joe Mauer followed with a single a...

Minneapolis — The storm was brewing, the stars seemed aligned and the timing seemed perfect.

With the Milwaukee Brewers in a freefall, having lost Friday night in an embarrassing blowout to the Minnesota Twins and having an off-day Monday, team owner Mark Attanasio strolled into town Saturday and the public figured he had stashed an ax someplace.

Contrary to that belief, Attanasio, who also was in town for a charity event, didn't show up to Target Field with any blun...