Year not over as Detroit visits Chicago:
One would just have soon been done a day earlier. One is just trying to stretch the season by one more day. It's a fascinating contrast when the White Sox and Tigers play a makeup game at 2:05 p.m. ET on Monday.
Chicago has everything to play for. If the Sox win Monday's game, they force a one-game playoff for the American League Central Division championship, which would be at home on Tuesday against the Twins. Win that, and it's on to the AL Division Series against Tampa Bay. Detroit has nothing to play for in the standings, but there's always pride and the opportunity to spoil a rival's season.
Two words come to mind that I haven't said much in the past, "Go Tigers!"
UPDATE-- White Sox force one-game tiebreaker:
CHICAGO -- A full 162-game schedule will not be enough to decide the American League Central title.
The White Sox forced Tuesday's one-game tiebreaker on Monday by virtue of an 8-2 victory over the last-place Tigers following a three-hour, four-minute rain delay and then a contest that lasted even longer. The South Siders can thank Alexei Ramirez, Gavin Floyd and a shoddy Detroit bullpen for the chance to host the Twins on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. CT on TBS and MLB.TV with a playoff berth on the line.
D'oh! No-good, lousy Tigers. Thanks for nuthin'.
Oh well. The Twins will just have to take care of business for themselves. Who's taking the hill tomorrow anyway?
Blackburn? Yikes. Well, at least we have Bonser rested and ready in the 'pen. That ought to strike fear into the hearts of the Pale Hose.
Any chance for rain tomorrow?