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Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, moving the Tigers to a season-high three game lead over the White Sox in the AL Central.
With three games to go, Detroit can clinch the division title with a win or Chicago loss Monday.
The Tigers moved a season-high three games ahead of Chicago in the division with three to play after the White Sox lost to Tampa Bay 6-2.
Fielder's opposite-field shot off Jared Burton (3-2) barely got over the wall in left field for his 30th homer of the season.
Miguel Cabrera, who is trying to become the first player since 1967 to win the triple crown, went 0 for 3 with an intentional walk, dropping his AL-leading batting average to .325.
Twins star Joe Mauer went 3 for 4 with an intentional walk to raise his average to .323.
Anibal Sanchez gave up one run on seven hits in 6 1-3 innings, Phil Coke (2-3) got the win in relief and Jose Valverde picked up his 34th save...
BEST OF MAXIM
To give the Tigers the lead in the 8th inning Prince Fielder hit a two-run home run to the opposite side of the field that just barely made it over the left field wall. However it was good enough to seal the deal for the Tigers as they eventually went on to take 2 of three from the Twins and a three game lead in the division.
Needless to say Prince Fielder was really excited when...
The Detroit Tigers finally have a little bit of breathing room in what has been an air-tight AL Central title race.
Miguel Cabrera has no such luxury as he tries to become the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years.
Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, moving the Tigers to a season-high three...
86-73, 1st place, magic # is 1.
The Tigers won their 6th game in 7 tries in dramatic fashion last night to move 13 games over .500 for the first time all year, and 3 games ahead of the White Sox with three to play. Sweet October is here.
Let’s be honest, the playoffs are a mere formality. While losing 3 to the Royals is not out of the question (2006 anyone?), the White Sox would...
Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer to move into at least a tie for the lead in all three triple crown categories and Justin Verlander struck out eight in seven innings to help the Detroit Tigers stay in front in the AL Central with a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
Cabrera's blast in the eighth inning off Casey Fien was his 43rd home run for the year, moving...
The Detroit Tigers’ pursuit of a second straight Central Division title took a major step forward on Saturday afternoon. Miguel Cabrera hit a big three run home run and the pitching staff did just enough to hang on, downing the … Continue reading →
Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.
Gerald Laird added a bases-loaded double, Rick Porcello (10-12) pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning and Jhonny Peralta went deep off Bruce Chen (11-14) to help Detroit reach the postseason in...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.
Gerald Laird added a bases-loaded double, Rick Porcello (10-12) pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning and Jhonny Peralta went deep off Bruce Chen (11-14) to help Detroit...
The Detroit Tigers are on the verge of clinching back-to-back postseason berths for the first time in 77 years and could use a better performance from Rick Porcello if they want to pull off that feat Monday night.
While Porcello will try to earn his first win in nine starts, Miguel Cabrera will continue his pursuit of history when the Tigers open a three-game road series against...
After a season of that had it’s ups and certainly it’s downs, the Detroit Tigers finally put the dagger in the race for the AL Central with a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals Monday night. And for the first time since 1934 and 1935 the Tigers have made consecutive playoff appearances, under the direction of Jim Leyland mind you.
Tigers starter Rick Porcello earned his 10th...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On Monday night, in a division-clenching game that kicked off the final series of the season, Miguel Cabrera shook off the burden of chasing a once-in-a-generation achievement and paved for himself a possible place in baseball among men like Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig and Ty Cobb.
It was a perfect, beautiful night for the game in a place that has...