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|WP: Ryan Perry (2 - 0)
SV: Jose Valverde (49)
LP: Vinnie Pestano (1 - 2)
REALLY KEY STATS
Miguel Cabrera will win the MLB batting crown, finishing with a .344 average after a pair of hits.
Jose Valverde finished the season with 49 saves in 49 opportunities.
Wilson Betemit hit a double and a triple.
Rick Porcello went 6+ innings while allowing three runs.
Wilson Betemit batted second.
Jhonny Peralta solo home run in the bottom of the 8th.
OK, one last regular season whine about the pointlessness of pitcher wins. Ryan Perry "earned" one by blowing Al Alburquerque's lead yet being the pitcher of record when Jhonny Peralta hit a home run. Great stat, huh?
Anyway, 95 wins. Wow. 95 wins. Did not see that coming in March. Or April. Or May, June, July and, let's be honest here, August. The Tigers finished 95-67, the same record as they had in 2006. What a great season.
And I will write more about the regular season and have a thread about regular season memories and all sorts of fun stuff like that tomorrow.
But tonight, let's just enjoy the drama of baseball. The Angels and Rangers are tied at 1-1. The Rays are making a comeback, down by just 1. The Red Sox are up by a run in a rain delay. The Cardinals have won. And the Braves and Phillies are tied in the 10th inning. This is fun.