With the pressure on – the Tigers ultimately delivered, shutting out Minnesota, 3-1.
The Tigers face the Baltimore Orioles in the AL Division Series.
Jose Altuve has been added to the Houston Astros’ lineup after the team reversed course on its original decision to bench him — against his wishes — in an attempt to protect his lead in the American League batting race.
Throughout a topsy-turvy first season as manager of the Detroit Tigers, Brad Ausmus has been careful not to show any sign of panic — even when his team was stumbling through a terrible stretch in late May or struggling to keep pace in August.
Whether the Tigers find their form Sunday or not, back-to-back blowout losses to the last-place Twins leave a sour taste for the team.
“There’s not really much we can do about it,” Ausmus said of Porcello’s September woes. “He’s one of our starters, so he’s going to pitch.”
White Sox manager Robin Ventura is taking with Detroit Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus for accusing ace Chris Sale of throwing at Victor Martinez.
The Tigers, who have already clinched a postseason berth, can wrap up a fourth straight division championship as early as Friday.
To be sure, the Tigers are happy to be a lock for the playoffs, but they want the division, not the wild card.
With the Detroit Tigers clinching a playoff spot, it means you can now buy their official postseason cap.