The baseball gods (or MLB’s broadcasting office) just don’t want this season to end. Because the AL Central is still up for grabs, the Chicago White Sox had to face the Detroit Tigers in a make-up game at US Cellular Field on Monday. The scenario was simple - White Sox win, Twins come to town for a one-game playoff; White Sox lose, they can start scheduling tee times.
After sitting through a three hour rain delay, it seemed that the Sox’s season was sunk. Although he started off with a shaky 1st inning, Tigers pitcher Freddy Garcia held the White Hose in check, clinging to a 2-1 advantage entering the bottom of the 6th.
But two big factors turned the tide for the home team: Garcia’s elbow and Alexei Ramirez.