On Wednesday the Minnesota Twins faced off against the Kansas City Royals looking to avoid 100 losses for the first time since the 1982 Twins did it. The win which came on the final day of the 2011 season was the Twins second win in a row and was the first time they have won consecutive games since August 31. Wednesday also marked the last time that 25 year Twins play by play announcer John Gordon would be calling a game as he announced before the season began that he would be retiring at the end of the season.
The only offense in the game came when, in the bottom of the ninth inning, Trevor Plouffe lined a single into left field allowing Denard Span to score form third. For the Twins Carl Pavano pitched a masterful game and allowed just five hits, while pitching all 9 innings and allowing no runs. Pavano allowed a triple to begin the inning but subsequently induced two ground balls to pull within one out of a win. Pavano then got Alcides Escobar to ground out and end any threat the Royals had of winning the game.
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