On October 1, 2006, on the final day of the regular season, the last-place Kansas City Royals erase a six-run deficit and defeat the Detroit Tigers, 10-8, in 12 innings. The loss drops the Tigers out of first place for the first time in more than four months, and allows the Minnesota Twins to win the AL Central. Detroit still makes the playoffs via the wild-card.
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On July 29, 1996, future Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda announces that he is retiring as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 68-year-old Lasorda, who had suffered a heart attack earlier in the year, will become a team vice-president.