Cuddyer's HR lifts surging Twins over Royals

BY foxsports • October 4, 2009

Nick Punto's voice was hoarse and he strained to describe how the Minnesota Twins have rallied from seven games down in less than a month to push the AL Central race to the final day.

"It's been Game 7 for the last two weeks," Punto croaked.

And, thanks in large part to Michael Cuddyer, for one more day.

Cuddyer hit a solo home run in the eighth inning, lifting the Twins to a thrilling 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday that moved them into a tie with first-place Detroit.

"This is what it's all about," Cuddyer said. "When you break spring training, you hope to experience this. All 162 games are going to count. You can't go wrong with that."



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