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Minnesota Twins' Nick Punto loses his helmet as he hoists J.J. Hardy, left, after Hardy scored the winning run on a wild pitch by Detroit Tigers' Ryan Perry in the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 4, 2010 in Minneapolis. The Twins won 4-3. At right is Michael Cuddyer. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Hardy scores on wild pitch to give Twins the win in thrilling finish

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP)--It was already a difficult day for the Detroit Tigers, and then they lost a tough game to the Minnesota Twins.

Hours after learning beloved former Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell had died, Detroit fell to Minnesota 4-3 on Tuesday night on J.J. Hardy's(notes) stellar ninth inning.


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