Minnesota Twins defeat Detroit Tigers, 5-4
J.J. Hardy's big ninth inning Tuesday was more painful than it looked.
The Twins shortstop jammed his left wrist sliding into third base on his triple and was unavailable to play in Wednesday's 5-4 victory over the Tigers. X-rays showed no broken bones, so he was diagnosed with a strain.
"He has a very sore wrist," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We're just going day-to-day with it, but I would doubt if he'll be available [Thursday against Baltimore], too."
The Tigers had to wonder how much the Twins would miss the Metrodome this season, especially after Detroit lost 14 of its final 19 games in there, including one of the greatest games ever played under the Teflon roof.
That's why Wednesday's 5-4 victory at Target Field was particularly satisfying for the Twins.
After dropping two of three games at Detroit last week, the Twins completed their first three-game sweep and pushed the second-place Tigers 3 1/2 games back in...