Ben Broussard hit a two-run homer to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on a strange afternoon. The loss sends Minnesota, the AL Central champion, to Yankee Stadium for the start of the playoffs.
Twenty minutes before the originally scheduled game began, the Twins beat the Indians, 6-5, in 12 innings to finish Saturday's suspended game. Michael Cuddyer's two-out double scored Jason Bartlett from first base to end it.
Minnesota (92-70), which won its third straight division title, plays the AL East champion Yankees at New York tomorrow in Game 1. Anaheim, the AL West champion, will host the wild-card Boston Red Sox in the other first-round series.
Cleveland (80-82), which came within a game of the Twins on Aug. 14 before fading, finished with its best record since 2001.
Kyle Lohse (9-13), who pitched a scoreless 12th to win the first game, came right back after a 20-minute intermission and started the second. After giving up five hits, three runs and striking out five through four innings, Lohse -- throwing on three days' rest -- left with a blister on his finger.
Grady Sizemore, who fell a double short of the cycle in the first game, hit an RBI triple in the ninth inning of the second game and scored on Grant Balfour's wild pitch to make it 5-2.
With the score tied at 5 after 11 innings Saturday, play was halted at 2:33 p.m. because the Metrodome field needed to be converted for a college football game between Penn State and Minnesota.
* DEVIL RAYS 7, TIGERS 4: Tampa Bay set a franchise record with its 70th victory of the season. The Devil Rays (70-91) won two of three against the Tigers in the season-ending series in Detroit to surpass the 69 wins they reached two other times since beginning play in 1998. They avoided last place in the AL East for the first time -- finishing ahead of Toronto (67-94).
Despite the loss, Detroit (72-90) improved by 29 wins after losing an AL-record 119 games in 2003.
Matt Diaz hit a two-run triple in a four-run third inning.
* YANKEES 3, BLUE JAYS 2: Bernie Williams hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning to lift New York in Toronto.
The Yankees finished 101-61, joining Atlanta (1997-99), Baltimore (1969-71) and the Philadelphia Athletics (1929-31) as the only teams with three straight 100-win seasons. The Yankees went 103-58 in 2002 and 101-61 last year.
Blue Jays fans gave Carlos Delgado a standing ovation before his fourth plate appearance. Delgado is expected to become a free agent, leaving an organization he joined when he was 16. Toronto finished 67-94, the most losses for the Blue Jays since 1980 (67-95).
* WHITE SOX 5, ROYALS 0: Jose Contreras took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning in Kansas City.
Contreras (13-9) did not allow a hit until Ruben Gotay singled to right leading off the seventh, ending a streak of 16 batters retired.
Kansas City set a team record for losses by going 58-104, breaking the mark set when the Royals went 62-100 in 2000.
* RANGERS 3, MARINERS 0: Ichiro Suzuki got two final hits, and Edgar Martinez grounded into a double play in his last at-bat.
Martinez, Seattle's retiring designated hitter, went 0 for 4 but received a rousing ovation from the sellout crowd of 45,658 in Seattle.
Suzuki pushed his major league record for hits in a season to 262 with singles in the third and eighth innings. He broke George Sisler's 1920 mark of 257 hits on Friday.
* ATHLETICS 3, ANGELS 2: Rookie Nick Swisher singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning in Oakland. The A's tied the game in the seventh on a two-run double by Adam Melhuse that followed Swisher's leadoff single and a double by Jermaine Dye.