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Tigers' win streak of 12 longest since 1934

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Final - 9.14.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R
Detroit Tigers 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 6
Chicago White Sox 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5

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BOX

MAGIC NUMBER

3 ... for now.

By the way, if Texas wins tonight, the magic number is 2. If Cleveland wins tonight, the magic number remains 3, but the Tigers would be 3 games above the Rangers in the AL standings.

KEY STAT

4 unanswered runs by the Tigers? I don't know. I can barely write this post I am so excited.

KEY PLAY

Jim Leyland pulled all the right strings in the ninth inning, as pinch hitters led the rally. Ryan Raburn hit a home run, Magglio Ordonez walked, and Alex Avila hit a two-run homer for the tie.

In the 10th, Carlos Guillen drove in the game-winning run. Victor Martinez doubled with one out, and Will Rhymes scored the run as the pinch runner.

KEY THOUGHTS

Wow. That's all I got. Wow. Wah. @#$#! Whatever you choose to go with. Need a bit more than that?

Do you believe it? Do they even believe it? Who can believe it? It seems unreal. The Tigers have now won 12 in a row. That hasn't happened since 1934. Forgive me, but that's a bit before my time. So I don't have a big frame of reference here. The Tigers have won so many games (87 now) they're actually 1/2 game above the Red Sox in the standings.

Honestly I don't even know how to blog here. I don't want to concentrate on the negative (Brad Penny's start) and I just discussed the positive (everything after Brad Penny's start.

Credit the players. Credit Carlos Guillen for making the most of his start. (He also hit a home run). Credit all the Tigers players for fighting in a game when they could have been happy with 11 and got on the plane. Credit Jim Leyland.

There's a heck of a lot of credit owed to a heck of a lot of people with this club right now. So celebrate the good, I say.