Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 10/2/12
They did it. They’re in. Just a mere 16 days ago, it was looking very bleak for the Detroit Tigers; it appeared as if they were going to miss the  postseason. After losing on September 17th in Chicago, the White Sox had a three game lead in the AL Central, and it was looking like they were going to do the unthinkable and win the division. But, the White Sox floundered and  only won three of their last 10 games, while the Tigers managed to win seven of their last 10. Securing back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time since 1934 and 1935, Manager Jim Leyland also became the second manager in Tigers’ history to take the Tigers to the playoffs three times. Now that the champagne has been popped and the celebration is over, it’s time to focus on the main goal: winning a World Series. If the season ended today, the Tigers would find themselves facing a filmar foe: the Texas Rangers. Last year, the Rangers knocked the Tigers out of the American League Championship Series in si...
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