Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/2/11
That last loss, 15-5 to the Texas Rangers, has really soured my outlook on what this team was able to do during the 2011 regular season. I said it all year that they were a flawed tam, and all of those flaws came to be in one inning in Texas. Otherwise this was a great year for the Detroit Tigers, and they finally have a young core of talent from which to build around. In the end they were 95-67 and won the American League Central for the first time. They dominated late and really pulled away from the competition by going 20-6 in the month of September. They had a winning record against the four other teams in this division and wound up 50-22 against their divisional foes. Of course they managed just a 7-11 record in inter-league play.  The Tigers scored 787 runs on 1,540 hits. The team batting average was .277, and while that was the third best team BA in the AL there is a room for improvement here. This team need more offensive production from its third baseman and an every...
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