American League Central

One Goal Achieved, More Ahead: Tigers 'Didn't Break' Joba Chamberlain Says, But 'We've Bent A Little Bit'At some points this season, it looked like the Tigers - a World Series favorite since before the season began - could end up as a wild card or even miss the playoffs altogether.
Joe Nathan: 'To Be In This Situation Is What I Came Here For'As fans chanted "Let's go, Joe! Let's go, Joe!" and stood together, Nathan threw a one-two-three inning, sealing the deal for Detroit, which has now won the division in four straight seasons.
Porcello's September Struggles Continue, Ausmus Says Fatigue Not A Factor"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."
Elated To Be In Playoffs, Optimistic Torii Hunter Says: 'It'll Be Nice To Kind Of Clinch At Home' To be sure, the Tigers are happy to be a lock for the playoffs, but they want the division, not the wild card.
Dramatic Pickoff Move Highlights Stellar Night For Nathan, TigersStakes could not be much higher in a regular season game.
Stafford Shows Off Improved Footwork, Decision-Making In Season DebutStafford emerged from the game with a 125.3 passer rating, but statistics tell only part of the story.
Scoreboard-Watching Season In Session As Tigers Try To Catch Royals 39-year-old Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan has seen his share of pennant races, and for him, Sept. 1 marks the start of scoreboard watching.
Tigers Feel Good Heading Into All-Star Break - And So Do RoyalsThe Tigers have won 15 of their past 21 games, including three out of four in this AL Central series.
Tigers Mid-Term Grades Nothing To Put On The FrigMaybe you knew that kid in school. Or maybe you were that kid. The one the teachers said had great potential, tested off the charts, but failed to live up to their potential. That's what the Tigers have reminded me of in the first half of the 2012 season.
Three Degrees Of Pat Caputo 8-11-11Three reasons the Tigers haven't been able to put away the rest of the American League Central: