Swinging in the rain just swinging in the rain ...

And hitting and scoring and Max Scherzer winning his 20th game.

So you didn’t really mind a few drops did you?

Apparently not considering that the Comerica Park crowd of 39643 brought the Tigers to the brink (124 short) of 3 million for the season.

Anyway on a Friday night that got a tad soggy umbrellas everywhere the Tigers took care of business with a 12-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

The win lowered the Tigers’ magic number over the also-victorious Cleveland Indians to three.

“You can’t figure on Cleveland losing any games” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “I certainly hope they do but realistically who knows what could happen?

“It’s not impossible for them to run the table.”

With a six-run lead by the third the Tigers had knocked out Sox starter Dylan Axelrod handing him an atrocious pitching line in the process. They also had made it pretty clear which of the two teams in all likelihood was going to win the game.

Unless Scherzer imploded of course — which didn’t happen.

Instead in his fifth attempt to win his 20th Scherzer did just that: He won his 20th — becoming just the second Tiger since Bill Gullickson in 1991 to reach such heights

Justin Verlander won 24 in 2011.

After a champagne toast from his teammates Scherzer credited them for what he’s done this season.

“The 20-win stuff is great because we’re trying to win the division and it’s in sight” Scherzer said. “It will sink in eventually but the guys in this clubhouse are the reason I’ve won 20 games.

“This is their moment too.”

“He’s right” Verlander said of Scherzer’s reaction. “There are other things to focus on so winning 20 doesn’t sink in for a while.”

Scherzer has one start remaining in Minnesota on Wednesday night unless weather somehow changes the schedule — so the max for Max would be 21 wins this season.

But a 20-3 record even if that’s how it ends up isn’t about to be called less than a stellar season by anyone — for the simple reason that it’s not less than stellar.

The last obstacle for Scherzer in this game was also the last for the Tigers.

The Sox had the bases loaded after cutting the lead to 7-3 with a two-run home run by former Tiger Avisail Garcia in the fourth.