Ramirez Slam Lifts Chisox Into 1-Game Playoff

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 29, 2008 8:06 PM CDT
Chicago White Sox's Alexei Ramirez is lifted by Jermaine Dye after Ramirez's grand slam during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Chicago, Monday, Sept. 29, 2008.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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(Newser) – Alexei Ramirez spread his arms wide and raced around the bases like a little kid. The White Sox would play one more day. Ramirez set a rookie record with his fourth grand slam of the season, and Chicago beat Detroit 8-2 in a rainout makeup today, forcing a one-game tiebreaker against Minnesota for the AL Central title, the AP reports.

The Twins will visit the White Sox tomorrow night, with John Danks starting for Chicago on 3 days' rest against Nick Blackburn. The division champ begins the playoffs at Tampa Bay on Thursday. A day after the regular season ended for everyone else, the White Sox and Twins find themselves tied at 88-74.