It was tied 3 – 3 in the bottom of the ninth. There were two outs with two runners on, and Magglio Ordonez came the plate and hit a home run!!
The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
Update: Coverage from the AP:
Magglio Ordonez lofted a high fly ball to left field and when it landed, a most amazing thing: the Detroit Tigers in the World Series!
Written off by the entire baseball world only three years ago, the Tigers made it official Saturday. They’re back, and on the prowl.
Update II: AFP has good coverage as well:
Magglio Ordonez smashed two home runs, the second a game-winning three-run blast in the ninth inning, to give Detroit a 6-3 victory over Oakland and a trip to the
The Venezuelan outfielder smacked a fastball from Oakland ace relief pitcher Huston Street over the leftfield wall to complete a sweep of the best-of-seven American League championship series by send the unlikely Tigers.
After 12 consecutive losing seasons and just three years after losing a league record 119 games, the Tigers reached the World Series exactly 22 years to the day after winning their most recent Major League Baseball crown.
The Tigers will host game one of the World Series here next Saturday against the winner of the National League championship, either St. Louis or the New York Mets.
Update III: Placido Polanco was just named ALCS MVP.
Update IV: The Popinjay at Jim-Rose.com:
The Detroit Tigers have won the America League Pennant. It’s this kind of victory that can save the game of baseball that has been severly damaged in the past few decades by steroid-mad players and greedy owners that feel the championships should go to the highest bidder.
Update V: Bessed lists the top sites about the Detroit Tigers.
Update VI: Here’s the MLB video of Magglio Ordonez’ game winning homerun.