4:30 PM ET, October 14, 2006
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
DETROIT (AP) -- All those people who kept doubting the Detroit Tigers, take a week off and think again. Jim Leyland, Magglio Ordonez and the rest of the Tigers will be spending that time getting ready for the World Series.
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Placido Polanco. The Tigers' No. 3 hitter had three hits, including a single in the ninth inning that preceded Magglio Ordonez's game-winning three-run home run. Polanco batted .529 in the Tigers' four-game ALCS sweep, and was named the MVP of the series.
Detroit's postseason run has started to reach legendary status. Here's a look at the best postseason records in MLB history:
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The Tigers had a losing record for 12 consecutive seasons, from 1994-2005, the longest streak in major league history broken with a trip to the World Series. The previous record was held by the Boston Braves, who were below .500 in 11 straight seasons, from 1903-13, but reached the World Series in 1914 and swept the Athletics in four games.
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Polanco extended his postseason hitting streak to nine games, dating to the 2001 playoff with St. Louis. ... Tigers 1B Sean Casey, who missed most of the series because of a torn calf, said he expects to play in the World Series opener.
|1st||M Bradley doubled to deep left center, M Kotsay scored.||1||0|
|1st||E Chavez hit a ground rule double to right, M Bradley scored.||2||0|
|4th||J Payton homered to left.||3||0|
|5th||C Granderson doubled to right center, B Inge scored.||3||1|
|5th||C Monroe doubled to left, C Granderson scored.||3||2|
|6th||M Ordonez homered to left.||3||3|
|9th||M Ordonez homered to left, C Monroe and P Polanco scored.||3||6|
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|Stadium||Comerica Park, Detroit, MI|
|Attendance||42,967 (104.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||50 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Chuck Meriwether, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Mike Reilly, Third Base - Jerry Crawford|