Tigers lose to Twins 4-3 on the day Harwell dies

Hours after learning beloved Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell had died, Detroit lost to the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Tuesday night on J.J. Hardy's stellar ninth inning. Hardy saved a run with a brilliant defensive play at shortstop in the top of the ninth, then tripled and scored on a wild pitch in the bottom half. Word of Harwell's death at 92 started to spread shortly after the game began. Brennan Boesch's homer in the ninth tied it for the Tigers and Alex Avila hit a two-out double. Hardy made a brilliant, sliding stop on grounder by Ramon Santiago and threw out Avila after he rounded third base too quickly. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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