Detroit Sports Center Detroit Sports Center Home News > Tigers Magic Number Is 4 Tigers Magic Number Is 4 Posted on 9/20/2013 7:05:00 AM Mark Cunningham/Getty Images The Tigers are inching closer to a postseason spot. Detroit's magic number to clinch the American League Central is four. On Thursday, the Tigers beat the Mariners 5-4, taking three of four against Seattle this week. Detroit will play host to the Chicago White Sox tonight with Max Scherzer on the mound. Scherzer, now 19-and-3 on the year, hasn't won in his last four starts.