Detroit Tigers Clinch Playoff Berth with 4-2 Win over Minnesota Twins

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVMarch 16, 2017

The Detroit Tigers clinched a place in the postseason with their 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins Tuesday night and will be playing October baseball once again.

The Tigers need to win just one more game out of their next four and they'll win the American League Central outright, via MLB.

Here's what the playoff picture looks like.

The Detroit Lions made sure to give their neighbors some love on Twitter.

It's the third season in a row the franchise is headed to the playoffs, which hasn't happened since Ty Cobb was a member of the team, via ESPN Stats & Info.

The men of Duck Dynasty should be happy with the result, via MLB Fan Cave.

With the win, Detroit maintains a 4.5-game lead over the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. The Indians were also victorious on the night against the Chicago White Sox following a Jason Giambi pinch-hit, walk-off homer, keeping the Tribe's divisional hopes on life support.

At the very least, Detroit has earned a place in the one-game wild-card playoff, so worst-case scenario, it's got that to fall back on.

Jim Leyland, though, is making sure his players stay focused on the task at hand. The champagne will have to stay on ice for a few more days.