It’s kind of sad to think that one early-ish September win can pull a population of baseball fans, or at least a couple dozen, back from the brink of major-league despair.

Sad, but true.

If you suddenly feel a smidge more confident or optimistic —  however guarded — I’m with you. And to say it’s a delicate balance between “we’re back in this” and “don’t forget the weekend set in Cleveland”, well … yeah.

With the exception of 10-game lead, the Tigers are in the best possible circumstances: two-games back and facing the White Sox with Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander in consecutive games.

I’ll try to enjoy these last two in Chicago — and try not to think about the Indians.