With the Detroit Tigers clinching a playoff spot, it means you can now buy their official postseason cap.
The Detroit Tigers looked dormant with the bats until a pitch from Chicago’s Chris Sale hit Victor Martinez around the back of his left shoulder.
Verlander pitched his final regular season start of 2014 better than he had pitched all season.
“It’s a little weak that they would hit him,” Ausmus said. “If they injure Victor there and we’re in the playoff hunt, that’s bad news.”
Justin Verlander pitched eight impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers inched closer to a postseason spot Wednesday, rallying after benches cleared in the sixth inning to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-1.
Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale and Detroit’s Victor Martinez exchanged words in the sixth inning Wednesday, causing the benches and bullpens to empty briefly. The situation didn’t escalate.
“I think certain guys have, when the stage is bigger and the spotlight’s brighter, they turn up their concentration, their game is elevated,” Ausmus said. “I think there is some truth to that.”
The win kept Detroit a game ahead of Kansas City atop the American League Central and dropped their magic numbers to five for the division and two for the postseason
Detroit is one game ahead of the second-place Royals, who beat Cleveland 2-0 Monday night, after the Indians finished off a victory in a suspended game against Kansas City.
Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter made a believer out of new Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.
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