Detroit rejoices in its first postseason since 1987

Updated: September 25, 2006, 12:43 AM ET
Associated Press

ROMULUS, Mich. -- The Detroit Tigers returned home Sunday night about four hours after they clinched a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 1987.

After drinking champagne and pouring a lot of the bubbly on each other following an 11-4 win in Kansas City, the Tigers soaked up their accomplishment on the flight home aboard the private plane they share with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

A four-piece band, plenty of food and drinks and about 100 people -- family and ...

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