The Chicago White Sox forced a single game tiebreaker with the Minnesota Twins Tuesday night (4:37 pm PT) to decide the AL Central championship. The White Sox beat the Tigers in a makeup of a rained out game, 8-2, to force the first tiebreaker playoff in the AL since the Mariners and Angels met in 1995. The winner of tomorrow's game will face Tampa Bay in the ALDS starting on Thursday. John Danks is scheduled to start for the White Sox and Nick Blackburn will start for Minnesota.
Neither team has ever played in a tiebreaker playoff and there have been only three in the history of the AL: 1948, when Cleveland beat Boston; 1978, when the Yankees beat Boston; and 1995, when Seattle beat the team that would be called Anaheim in two years.