Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/15/13
The Tigers are getting closer and closer and it shouldn’t be long now. As the air chills and the skies darken it’s not really a question of whether they’ll reach the playoffs. It’s a question of whether they’ll be ready when they get there. That’s what this 10-game home stand is mostly about and no issue is bigger than the health of Miguel Cabrera. The Tigers beat the Royals 6-3 on Friday night to maintain a six-game lead with 15 remaining and the jacketed crowd of 40389 was in a festive mood. It will turn from festive to restless soon because everyone knows this season isn’t just about winning a piddlin’ division crown. The quest for the World Series is as urgent as ever and the Tigers will need at least a moderately healthy Cabrera and a nasty Justin Verlander to get there. Both are fighting to regain form with periodic signs of improvement. Verlander stuffed the Royals with seven strikeouts and no walks in six-plus innings and I’m done double-checking the gas gauge. Let’s assum...
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