American League Central

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 28: Joba Chamberlain #44 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with the fans a win over the Minnesota Twins and a Central Division Championship at Comerica Park on September 28, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 3-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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.

CBS Detroit–09/29/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 28:  Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a win over the Minnesota Twins and a Central Division Championship at Comerica Park on September 28, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 3-0.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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.

CBS Detroit–09/29/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 21:  Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers throw in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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.”

CBS Detroit–09/27/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 13:  Right fielder Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by pitcher Joba Chamberlain #44 after making a diving catch on a fly ball hit by Yan Gomes of the Cleveland Indians for the third out of the eighth inning at Comerica Park on September 13, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

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.

CBS Detroit–09/25/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 8: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the ninth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers won the game 9-5. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Dramatic Pickoff Move Highlights Stellar Night For Nathan, Tigers

Stakes could not be much higher in a regular season game.

CBS Detroit–09/10/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions scrambles prior to throwing a first quarter touchdown against the New York Giants  at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Stafford Shows Off Improved Footwork, Decision-Making In Season Debut

Stafford emerged from the game with a 125.3 passer rating, but statistics tell only part of the story.

CBS Detroit–09/09/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Catcher Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians watches as J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after scoring on a solo home run during the third inning a Progressive Field on September 1, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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.

CBS Detroit–09/03/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 13:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers walks off the mound after being taken out of a game against the Kansas City Royals in the seventh inning on July 13, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Tigers Feel Good Heading Into All-Star Break – And So Do Royals

The Tigers have won 15 of their past 21 games, including three out of four in this AL Central series.

07/14/2014

Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits a three run home run to left field scoring Austin Jackson #14 and Quintin Berry #52 in the fifth inning during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on July 8, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Mid-Term Grades Nothing To Put On The Frig

Maybe 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/08/2012

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Three Degrees Of Pat Caputo 8-11-11

Three reasons the Tigers haven’t been able to put away the rest of the American League Central:

97.1 The Ticket–08/11/2011

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