Early win, Mariners loss puts Tigers in postseason

Posted at 9:17 PM, Sep 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-24 22:42:13-04

DETROIT, Mich. — It’s not a fourth straight American League Central title, but it’s a step towards it.

The Detroit Tigers clinched at least a wild card spot in the MLB Postseason on Wednesday night, thanks to a 6-1 win over the Chicago White Sox in the afternoon and a 1-0 Seattle Mariners loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in the evening.

That loss eliminated the Mariners from postseason contention.

The Tigers’ magic number to clinch a division title is now three, with four games left in the regular season. They currently hold a two-game lead over the Kansas City Royals in the AL Central.

Detroit (88-70) starts a four-game home series with the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.