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Fate is on the Tigers' Side

BY MICHAEL ROSENBERGFREE PRESS COLUMNIST

The Tigers have not clinched the division, but they have their thumbs on the champagne cork.

They are three up with four to play. They will clinch the division if they beat the Twins this afternoon. The Tigers and Twins combined have seven more games (including one against each other), and the Twins need six to go their way to force a one-game playoff.

The Tigers will clinch it if they go 1-3 the rest of the way and the Twins go 3-1. They will clinch it if they go 2-2 and the Twins go 4-0. They will ... OK, you get the point.

Anything can happen in the American League Central, in baseball, in the world, and I remind you of that mostly so that if the Tigers blow it, you...

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