Sunday, September 28, 2008

AL Central Still Up In The Air

Both the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox won their games on the last day of the season. The Twins have a half game lead but that isn't sufficient to give them the AL Central Division Title.

It's been quite a week. The Twins swept the Chisox at home this week to take over the lead in the AL Central. But then the Twins suffered a let down and lost two games to the Kansas City Royals before winning today. The Chisox have struggled down the stretch losing 9 of their last 12 games but still live to play another day.

Tomorrow afternoon, the Chisox host the Detroit Tigers to make up a game that was rained out earlier in the season. The Tigers were widely expected to make the post-season in 2008 but ended up being the most disappointing team in MLB finishing in the cellar of the AL Central. They have been reduced to a spoiler role. If the White Sox lose to the Tigers then the Twins win their fifth AL Central Title since 2002. But if the White Sox win then they will face off against the Twins in a one game playoff on Tuesday night.

If it comes to that I think the Twins will take it.

The winner of the AL Central will travel to St. Petersburg to face the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS.

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