August 20, 1976
Minnesota at Detroit, doubleheader
Rusty Staub belts a two run homer in the bottom of the 6th inning, giving the Bird all the runs he needs. Fidrych out pitches Ed Bane, as the Tigers take game one.
Minnesota: Bane and Borgmann
Detroit: Fidrych and Kimm
A big, seven run, 5th inning propels the Twins past Ray Bare and the Tigers in game two. Lyman Bostock has the big blow in the inning, a three run homer. Detroit gets back to back homers from Staub and Bill Freehan in the 8th to give the fans something to cheer about.
Minnesota: Luebber, Burgmeier (9) and Wynegar
Detroit: Bare, Grilli (5), Laxton (5) and Freehan
Steve Brye update: Brye was the DH in game one, hitting a double in four at bats. He did not play in game two.