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At this time of year it doesn’t matter if it was a close game or a rout.
A snoozer or absolutely riveting.
All that matters is this: Did the Tigers get closer to clinching the American League Central?
And when they know that the team closest to them already has lost — as the Cleveland Indians did in a day game to Kansas City 6-2 — the bottom-line question begs even louder for an answer.
So here it is: Yes the Tigers won on Wednesday night 1-0 over the Chicago White Sox after the Tribe lost — and yes again they pushed the second-place Indians to 6½ games back after they had climbed to within 4½ games of first on Monday.
With the best-case-scenario combination occurring two days in a row the Tigers have lowered their magic number for winning the American League Central to 11 games.
That’s not quite knocking-on-the-door territory but at this rate from the magic number being 15 Monday the Tigers are marching toward their goal at a rapid rate.
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Detroit Tigers: 83-62, 1st Place (6.0 ahead of Cleveland).
Well, if the Tigers are going to insist on playing the feast-or-famine game on offense, we might as well enjoy the feast, right? Great games by Fielder, Martinez, Avila, and Iglesias. Cabrera concerns me: he did hit 3 fairly deep, but he just doesn’t seem to have the power to get it out of the ballpark right now (you...
The Detroit Tigers are streaking towards the playoffs, but they will be doing it without one of their most famous pieces. Charlie Marcuse, better known around Comerica Park as the Singing Hot Dog Man, was fired because he hated on…Read more →
Jhonny Peralta rejoined the team and took some balls in left field before Wednesday's game.
Peralta, suspended 50 games for his connection to the Biogenesis clinic, did talk to the media.
"What happened before, I'm angry with myself," Peralta told reporters in Chicago. "I don't know how to explain it, the situation that happened, but I'm kind of mad...
Below is a couple of GIFs that align six different Miguel Cabrera home runs on a grid, each one hit on a ball located outside of the strike zone in a different area of the plate. It’s pretty definitive evidence that, as a pitcher, you stand absolutely no chance when Miggy is in the box. [Reddit] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Anibal Sanchez could quite possibly be the best pitcher in the major leagues who is never mentioned. I’m not sure I’ve ever heard Sanchez mentioned in the same breath as teammates Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander; much less in the same instance as Felix Hernandez, Clayton Kershaw, and Adam Wainwright. In my opinion, he belongs there.
Sanchez’s career has been somewhat...
Anibal Sanchez struck out 10 in a terrific performance, helping the Detroit Tigers top the Chicago White Sox 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Sanchez (14-7) allowed five hits and walked four in 7 1-3 innings while lowering his AL-best ERA to 2.50. Joaquin Benoit got three outs for his 18th save in 18 opportunities, completing a five-hitter for Detroit's 11th shutout of the season.
Rick Porcello pitched his first career complete game, Prince Fielder homered among his four hits and the Detroit Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Alex Avila added four hits and two RBIs as AL Central-leading Detroit's offense finally got rolling against the sloppy White Sox, allowing the Tigers to increase...
Tuesday night club announced that suspended shortstop Jhonny Peralta would work out with the team prior to their series finale with the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Here’s the official statement from the Tigers:
“In accordance with the protocols outlined by Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement, Jhonny Peralta will join the club for workouts in Chicago...
The Detroit Tigers are keeping the Jhonny Peralta fire lit, and for good reason. Peralta risked exiling himself from the organization the moment he cheated back in the spring of 2012. When he was finally caught and suspended for 50 games just after the trade deadline this year, the Tigers had seemingly already moved on.
Jose Iglesias was brought in to play shortstop just before the...
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers on Tuesday brought Darin Downs back to the big league club, but arguably of more importance, they announced that shortstop Jhonny Peralta will return to the club and begin working out this week.
84-62, 1st place, magic # goes to 11. (Basically a lock based on the squiggly lines here.)
Well friends, just a few weeks after the Tigers found themselves atop the AL (at 24 above .500), the Tigers may now find themselves without home field advantage unless they make the World Series. The BoSox have been on a tear over the past three weeks and are now 30 games above .500, 4 games...
St. Lucie Mets reliever, Cody Satterwhite, will be extending his season according to the Arizona Fall League Twitter account:
The #Mets have assigned RHP Cody Satterwhite to the 2013 Arizona Fall League. He’ll pitch for the Scottsdale Scorpions.
— Arizona Fall League (@MLBazFallLeague) September 12, 2013
The right-hander joins Chasen Bradford, Hansel Robles, Cam Maron, Aderlin...
Paul Wezner joined the Michigan Insider on WTKA 1050 AM in Ann Arbor to discuss the latest with the Tigers, whether or not they should bring Jhonny Peralta back, and what the team's priorities should be as they move in on the playoffs.
The Kansas City Royals might not catch the first-place Detroit Tigers in the AL Central, but they remain a postseason contender.
Looking to continue their season-long success against Justin Verlander, the surging Royals try for a third consecutive victory overall and against the Tigers on Friday night at Comerica Park.
Kansas City (77-69) has not been to the playoffs since winning...
There were a lot of people who weren't sold on the Tigers re-signing Anibal Sanchez in the offseason.
The critics thought that paying Sanchez 80 million over five years was too much.
Those same people are probably rethinking that opinion.
Sanchez, 29, won his career-best 14th game and career-best seventh straight decision with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox Wednesday...