Twins lose game two to Yankeesby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
The Minnesota Twins best-of-five playoff series with the Yankees is now tied at one game apiece after last night's crushing loss to New York in 12 innings. Minnesota took a 6-5 lead in the top of the 12th inning on a home run by Torii Hunter. But Twins closer Joe Nathan, pitching more than two innings for the first time all season, could not hold the lead in the bottom of the 12th. He walked two batters and then gave up a game-tying double to Alex Rodriguez. Derek Jeter scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly by Hideki Matsui. The Twins and Yankees are headed to the Metrodome for games three and four of the series, and so is LaVelle Neal, who covers the Twins for the Star Tribune. He spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer from New York.