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Potent quotables: ‘I lost it’

“Once it went through the lights, I lost it. There’s really nothing else you can do. I mean, it’s not like I took my eye off of if. People were saying they’ve seen many, many balls lost here. It’s not the first. It’s not going to be the last.”

- The Metrodome isn’t going away without a fight, and neither are the Twins. Don Kellylost an Orlando Cabrera flyball in the lightsduring the seventh inning of Saturday’s game. Due to the misplay, Denard Span was able to advance to third base and Cabrera reached second. Both runners came in to score on a Jason Kubel single, as the Twins cut the Tigers lead to two games with a dramatic 6-2 win.

''I felt two hits. One was me catching it, and the second one was me hitting the fence. And I knew when I looked up after I hit the fence and didn’t see the ball, it was going to be bad.’'

- In a play that is sure to be included on blooper reels between innings at baseball stadiums from now until the end of time,Bobby Scales gave Brendan Ryan an assiston his fifth-inning home run on Saturday afternoon.

''I see why he won a Cy Young. I like the attitude he has. He’ll help this club. The people playing behind him better be ready. Guys should learn from him. He prepares himself and expects his teammates to do it. You have to prepare and back him up.’'

- Ozzie Guillenreflects on Jake Peavy’s successful debutagainst the Royals on Saturday night. Peavy allowed three runs over five innings while walking two and striking out five in a 13-3 victory. “That’s just a number. If you didn’t tell me today, I wouldn’t realize. I would just go home, try to get some sleep and a muscle relaxer, and forget about it. To lose 100 games in the big leagues is a great honor, to be honest. Many people don’t have the opportunity to lose three games, two games, or maybe none. I’m a very blessed man.”

- Pedro Martinez,upon learning that he took his 100th career lossagainst the Braves on Saturday night. He gave the first-place Phillies a bit of a scare when he tweaked his neck during an at-bat in the second inning, leaving after just three innings, but he should be on track for his next start.