October Surprise Part 6: O’s in Detroit; Brewers Mix It Up in Toronto
Posted on October 2, 2009
In the spirit of the Tigers’ and Twins’ battle for the division title, we continue our look back on the last great race in Tigers history: 1987 and the seven games against the Toronto Blue Jays in the season’s final 10 days. Today: A brief intermission ahead of the season’s final weekend in Detroit.
- Part 1 – Tigers and Jays Battle for ’87 Division Title
- Part 2 – Showdown in Toronto, Game 1
- Part 3 – Game 2 Skips Away
- Part 4 – Bullpen Collapses in Game 3
- Part 5 – Setting the Bear Trap
The schedule makers left no time for the Tigers or Blue Jays to rest. Toronto remained home to host the Brewers while the Tigers prepared for another four-game series, this one against the sixth-place Orioles at Tiger Stadium.
Detroit split its series with Baltimore while Toronto, swept by Milwaukee, found itself in a full-fledged swoon. The Tigersâ€™ win in the finale, combined with the Toronto off day, closed the Blue Jaysâ€™ lead to one game with three to play.
Up Next: Birds invade Detroit