Originally Posted by HometownHero
If the Cards win and the Tigers don't blow it the two teams tied for 11th best will be playing in the WS. The RS is meaningless its all about getting hot late in time for the playoffs while the good teams clinch early and can't ramp it back up.
Tigers 77-69 ended 11-5
Cards 76-70 ended 12-4
In the 2000's the teams with the most wins during the season have a 75-66 playoff record, the teams with the fewest amount of wins heading into the playoffs are 76-67.
Both teams also had the best collection of talent top to bottom in both leagues so when they got in it shouldn't surprise anyone they went far