While Texas manager Ron Washington was jumping up and down like a giddy school girl in the dugout during the Rangers' seemingly apparent series-sealing victory, the Detroit Tigers' playoff run seemed to be like Kevin Costner's acting career. Dead.
There was little hope for the Motor City Kitties as their bats had failed to show up and their ace, Justin Verlander, would be unavailable late in the series for any possible Game 7.
The Tigers, however, fought off the Rangers in Game 5. Their bats picked up and their dynamic duo at the back end of the bullpen was able to get much needed rest.
Tonight, the Tigers' next step in their comeback begins and they'll finish it tomorrow night, shocking the Rangers in front of their home crowd.
Here's why it will happen.