The Final Countdown
Three. That's it. That's the Detroit Tigers magic number. That's how many games they have left in the season (all against Kansas City at home). That's how many games the Minnesota Twins have left in the season (all against the White Sox at home). It's on. A sprint to the finish in the marathon 162 game season. If the Tigers can string together a sweep of Kansas City, they are the 2006 American League Central Division Champions.
It's the first time in over a decade that baseball has mattered in Detroit in September. It's going to be fun.
UPDATE: The magic number is down to 2 after both Minnesota and Detroit lose on Friday night.
UPDATE #2: The magic numbers is down to 1 after the Twins lost again. Tigers can clinch the division with a win in either of their last 2 games or a Minnesota loss tomorrow.
UPDATE #3: The Tigers managed to pull off the trifecta by getting swept at home by the Royals when any win would've given them the division title. As it stands, they are off to New York to face the Yankees.