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2006 POSTSEASON

Frank Thomas
Oakland Athletics Frank Thomas sits in the dugout after grounding out into a double play during the eighth inning in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series in Detroit. (Elise Amendola / AP)
ALCS Game 4: Oakland A’s v Detroit Tigers
Oakland’s Jay Payton hits a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning against Jeremy Bonderman, of the Detroit Tigers, during Game 4. (Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)
ALCS Game 4: Oakland A’s v Detroit Tigers
Nick Swisher makes the out at first base against Brandon Inge, of Detroit, during Game 4. (Jed Jacobsohn, Getty Images)
Magglio Ordonez
Detroit Tigers Magglio Ordonez celebrates his three-run game-winning homerun to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 and clinch the American League pennant. (Amy Sancetta / AP)
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The Detroit Tigers celebrate with Magglio Ordonez who hit a three-run game-winning homerun in the ninth inning to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 and clinch the American League pennant in Game 4. (Amy Sancetta, Associated Press)
ALCS Game 4: Oakland A’s v Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers crowd around Magglio Ordonez, after Ordonez hit a 3-run walk-off home run against Huston Street to clinch the American League Championship Series for the Tigers. (Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images)
Jim Leyland
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland hoists the American League Championship trophy after defeating the Oakland Athletics in Game 4. (Michael Conroy, Associated Press)
Craig Monroe, Brandon Inge, Magglio Ordonez
Detroit Tigers’ Craig Monroe left and Brandon Inge pour champagne over teammate Magglio Ordonez in their locker room after winning the American League Championship. (Duane Burleson / AP)
Kenny Rogers, Sean Casey
Detroit Tigers pitcher Kenny Rogers, right, sprays champagne on a teammate Sean Casey in their locker room after winning the American League Championship in Game 4. (Duane Burleson / AP)
ALCS Game 3: Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers
Frank Thomas is hit by a pitch thrown by Kenny Rogers of the Detroit Tigers during Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. (Jed Jacobsohn, Getty Images)
MLB: Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers-ALCS Game 3
Detroit Tigers left fielder Craig Monroe races to third base on a single by second baseman Placido Polanco in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics in Game 3. (Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE)
Craig Monroe
Detroit Tigers’ Craig Monroe follows through on his solo home run against Oakland Athletics pitcher Rich Harden in the fifth inning of Game 3. (AMY SANCETTA / AP)
ALCS Game 2: Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics
Detroit Infielder Brandon Inge fields an out against the A’s during Game 2. (Jeff Gross / Getty Images)
ALCS Game 2: Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics
Detroit Tigers celebrates with teammates after hitting a two run home run during the sixth inning of Game 2. (Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images)
DETROIT TIGERS AT OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Detroit Tigers’ Marcus Thames scores on Brandon Inge’s RBI double as Tigers’ Curtis Granderson holds his hands up against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning. (EPA/PAUL BUCK])
ALCS Game 1: Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics
Oakland’s Jay Payton ropes a double against the Detroit Tigers during the sixth inning. (Jeff Gross / Getty Images)
Jason Kendall, Carlos Guillen
Oakland Athletics Jason Kendall is out at second base as he breaks up a double play attempt by Detroit Tigers shortstop Carlos Guillen during the first inning in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series in Oakland, (Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP)
Albert Pujols, John Rodriguez
St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols is doused by John Rodriguez as they celebrate in the clubhouse after their 6-2 win over the San Diego Padres in Game 4 of a National League Division Series. (AP Photo / Charlie Riedel)
NLDS Game 4: San Diego Padres v St. Louis Cardinals
Relief pitcher Adam Wainwright #50, Albert Pujols #5, Ronnie Belliard #7 and Jeff Weaver #36 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the San Diego Padres in Game 4 of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium. (Dilip Vishwanat / Getty Images)
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St. Louis Cardinals and their fans celebrate after beating the San Diego Padres and earning a berth in the NLCS. (AP Photo / Bill Boyce)
SAN DIEGO PADRES AT ST LOUIS CARDINALS
St. Louis Cardinals Juan Encarnacion drives in a run during Game 4. (EPA/SCOTT ROVAK)
MARCUS THAMES, CARLOS GUILLEN
Detroit Tigers’ Carlos Guillen jumps into the arms of Marcus Thames after winning the American League Divisional Series. (AP Photo / Duane Burleson)
USA MLB YANKEES AT TIGERS IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISIONAL SERIES IN DETROIT
Detroit Tigers Curtis Granderson celebrates their win over the New York Yankees. (EPA/JEFF KOWALSKY)
USA MLB YANKEES AT TIGERS IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISIONAL SERIES IN DETROIT
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is doused with champagne in the lockerroom after their win over the New York Yankees. (EPA/JEFF KOWALSKY)
SAN DIEGO PADRES VS ST LOUIS CARDINALS
St. Louis Cardinals Chris Duncan dives and misses a ball hit by San Diego Padres Geoff Blum during NLDS Game 3 at Busch Stadium. (EPA/SCOTT ROVAK)
SAN DIEGO PADRES VS ST LOUIS CARDINALS
San Diego Padres Russell Branyan hits a two-run double against the St. Louis Cardinals. (EPA/SCOTT ROVAK)
MINNESOTA TWINS AT OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Minnesota Twins Tori Hunter is out at the plate on a tag by Oakland Athletics Jason Kendal. (Monica M. Davey / EPA)
MINNESOTA TWINS AT OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Dan Haren pumps his fist after striking out Minnesota Twins Jason Tyner to end the inning. (Monica M. Davey / EPA)
MINNESOTA TWINS AT OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Minnesota Twins’ Brad Radke after giving up a home run to the Oakland Athletics’ Eric Chavez in the second inning. (Arleen Ng / EPA)
MLB: Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athetics
Oakland Athletics starting first baseman Nick Swisher celebrates with teammates after scoring during the seventh inning. (Aaron Kehoe / US Presswire)
MLB: New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers center fielder (28) Curtis Granderson circles the bases after hitting a home run in the 7th inning. (Tom Szczerbowski / US Presswire)
ALDS Game 3: New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers
Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees unsuccessfully attempts to turn a double play after he forced out a sliding Sean Casey of the Detroit Tigers. (Elsa / Getty Images)
ALDS Game 3: New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers
Starting pitcher Kenny Rogers of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch against the New York Yankees. (Elsa / Getty Images)
In command
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jeff Weaver delivers in the first inning of game 2 versus the Padres. The Cardinals won 2-0 and lead the best-of-five games series 2-0. (Denis Poroy / AP)
The Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez (R) and Detroit Tigers’ Curtis Granderson look up
The Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez (R) and Detroit Tigers’ Curtis Granderson look up to the umpire after Granderson was nearly tagged out by Rodriguez at third base. (Justin Lane / EPA)
Yankees’ Johnny Damon , Tiger Catcher Ivan Rodriguez
Yankees’ Johnny Damon (L) speaks with Tiger Catcher Ivan Rodriguez after fouling off a pitch. (Peter Foley / EPA)
Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander
Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander delivers against the New York Yankees during Game 2. (BRENDAN MCDERMID, Associated Press)
ALDS - Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game 1
Shortstop Derek Jeter throws the final out on a double play over Curtis Granderson in the ninth inning of Game 1. (Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)
Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter follows through on a solo home run against the Detroit Tigers during the eighth inning in Game 1. (AP Photo / Kathy Willens)
Mariano Rivera
Mariano Rivera delivers against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning in Game 1. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres catcher Mike Piazza stretches for a foul ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujoles in the fourth inning of Game 1 (Robert Benson-US PRESSWIRE)
CARDINALS AT PADRES
St. Louis Cardinals Juan Encarnacion attempts to steal second base in the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park in San Diego during Game 1. (EPA/PAUL BUCK)
Albert Pujols, Mike Piazza
St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols hits a two-run home run as San Diego Padres catcher Mike Piazza watches in the fourth inning of Game 1. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
ALDS Game 1: Oakland A’s v Minnesota Twins
Nick Punto, of the Minnesota Twins, gets caught on a fence in foul territory after catching a ball hit by Mark Kotsay of the Oakland Atheltics in the 8th inning of Game 1. (Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images)
ALDS OAKLAND ATHLETICS AT MINNESOTA TWINS BASEBALL GAME
Oakland Athletics Mark Kotsay pumps his fist in the air after hitting an in the park home run to center to score two runs and take the lead against the Minnesota Twins in Game 2. (EPA/CRAIG LASSIG)
Torii Hunter
Minnesota Twins center fielder Torii Hunter dives and misses a line drive hit by Oakland Athletics’ Mark Kotsay during the seventh inning of Game 2. (AP Photo/ Richard Marshall)
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