With two outs in the 9th last night, it looked like the Tigers’ chances of playing in their second consecutive postseason were slim.
But as he’s done so many times this season, Magglio Ordoñez changed everything with one swing of the bat.
Mags hit a walk-off, two-run single which capped off a 4-run ninth as Detroit pulled within 3.5 games of the Yankees in the Wild Card race.
Of course, Cleveland couldn’t lose and help the brothers out, they beat the already-packed-it-in White Sox, 6-2. Play someone!
Blue Jays 4, Tigers 5: Detroit quite possibly has the worst luck in all of baseball. After Jeremy Bonderman’s potentially season-ending injury, Pudge Rodriguez suffered a dizzy spell and Joel Zumaya nearly tore off a fingernail — all this after Kenny Rogers was attacked by a bee the other day at the stadium. Why do you hate us baseball god?
Cardinals 3, Cubs 12: The Cubs, absolutely fed up with being in second their entire lives, pounded St. Louis yesterday to move back into a tie for first. Ted Lilly struck out seven over 7 innings to set his career high in wins — 15. For the record, I picked the Cubs, I just don’t believe in them.
Diamondbacks 5, Giants 3: We also selected Arizona to win its division, and what looked like a division race with the Padres is slowly growing into a insurmountable margin. The Diamondbacks are bringing the hotness once again (they’ve won 6 in a row), while the Padres are being the Padres — 4-6 in their last 10. In this case, the youth is going to prevail.
Devil Rays 1, Red Sox 0
Twins 4, Royals 2
Cleveland 6, White Sox 2
Athletics 9, Mariners 3
Rockies 5, Phillies 6 (F/10)
Brewers 0, Pirates 9
Nationals 5, Marlins 4
Braves 2, Mets 3