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[Audio] Twins Can Take Over First Place With Win Thrs.

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 at 5:10 am

It’s another big night in High School Volleyball, starting with two teams celebrating homecoming this week. Both Hinckley-Finlayson and Mora in action. The Jaguars take on Aitkin at home and Mora host St. Cloud Cathedral. Pine City is at home against Ogilvie, East Central travels to Isle, Cambridge-Isanti is at Princeton and Rush City hosts Onamia.

What a day in baseball for the teams in the upper midwest. Both the Twins and Brewers come through big at home, and have put themselves in a position to grab the final playoff spot in their respective leagues.

At the Metrodome, The Twins showed all kinds of effort in game two against the White Sox. Minnesota came into Wednesday’s contest a game-and-a-half out of the division lead behind Chicago, but plays like these left no doubt the Twins are not ready to end their season without a stop in the playoffs.

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Despite a Ken Griffey Jr. fourth inning homer, the Twins hang on for the 3-2 win. Joe Nathan gets the save, the 200th of his career. Thursday, the two teams finish the three game series, and the division lead is on the line. Hear the game on Cool Country 100.9 WCMP FM starting at 6:40 p.m.

On just three days rest, the Brewers put the ball in the hands of C.C Sabathia, and as he has done since coming to Milwaukee, C-C threw darts, and carried his club to a 4-2 win over the Pirates. With the win, Milwaukee is now tied with the Mets for the NL Wild Card Spot. The Mets lost in 10 innings to the Cubs. The Brew Crew have won three straight, and will close out their series with the Pirates tonight at 7:05.

A good start for the Wild. Minnesota opens the preseason with a 2-1 win over Columbus. A good defensive showing in front of the sold out Xcel Energy Center, however, the Wild were without star Marian Gaborick who is nursing a leg injury. Minnesota is in Chicago, Friday, for game two of the preseason.

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