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MLB – The Detroit Tigers Make The 2013 Baseball Playoffs – Magic Number At One

Posted on September 25, 2013 in Professional Sports News.

The Detroit Tigers used the long ball to beat the Twins 4-2 last night in Minnesota as their magic number to clinch the AL Central shrinks to one.

Austin Jackson capped off a four-run fourth with a two run homer, while Victor Martinez and Omar Infante hit solo shots in the same inning.

Doug Fister earned his 14th win of the season.

He gave up two earned runs on eight hits while striking out seven over six and one third innings.

Joaquin Benoit got his 23rd save.

The win guarantees Detroit will head to the postseason, with no worse than a tie for the Division title and wild card spot if the tie-breaking game is lost.

 

The Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5 to 4 last night.

 

Tonight, the Tigers send Max Scherzer (20-3, 3.00 ERA) to the mound, while the Twins counter with Kevin Correia (9-12, 4.29 ERA).

First pitch at Target Field is 8:10 p.m.

 

By:  Mike Plourde        for Great Lakes Radio Sports