Twitter Reacts to Tigers Clinching 3rd Straight AL Central Title

Doug Mead@@Sports_A_HolicCorrespondent ISeptember 25, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: Justin Verlander #35 and Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate with champagne in the clubhouse after the Tigers defeated the Twins 1-0 on September 25, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers clinched the American League Central Division title. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Tigers haven't had a postseason run like this in a long time.

Their 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday gives them their third consecutive AL Central title.

An emotional Jim Leyland thanked the fans for supporting them and always being there for them through the fight. They have become Detroit's "sixth man".

It's been more than a century since the Tigers last had such a run of success.

Max Scherzer was brilliant in picking up his 21st victory of the season, allowing just two hits in seven scoreless innings, striking out 10 batters. He was a bit wild, however, issuing six walks in his outing. But the Twins were unable to capitalize on Scherzer's wildness, batting 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

Scherzer certainly had a lot to do with the Tigers' success, and no doubt the Cy Young conversation will be discussed ad nauseum for the next six weeks or so. 

But for now, it's all about the Tigers. And fans on Twitter are letting their voices be heard.

This fan is so excited she's decided to end her spending embargo. 

Here's fan who honestly thought this day would never come.

No doubt that fans in Motown are happy. But some have very specific dreams about what they want to see next. 

Speaking of the World Series, that's what's next on the minds of Tigers players.

That's something that is clearly on the minds of fans as well.

One fan let it be known that the AL Central simply isn't enough.

It's been 29 long years since Detroit has seen the Tigers hoist a World Series trophy, and their journey will start next week.


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