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BOSTON, MA - JULY 26: Mike Napoli #12 of the Boston Red Sox slides into Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers at second base as the Tigers complete a double play during the second inning at Fenway Park on July 26, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jose Iglesias;Mike Napoli

Parity, Extra Wild Card Gives Many Teams Hope In AL

On the morning of July 27, 1958, the entire eight-team National League was within 8 ½ games of first place, according to STATS LLC.

97.1 The Ticket–07/27/2015

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 28: J.D.Martinez #28 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)

Tickets For ALDS Games At Comerica Park On Sale Now

Individual game tickets for Detroit Tigers American League Division Series home games at Comerica Park are on sale now!

97.1 The Ticket–09/29/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 9:  Pitcher Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers receives a high-five in the dugout after being relieved during the seventh inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 9, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. Scherzer recorded his 16th win in the Tigers 4-2 victory. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

One Season Later, Indians Break Tigers’ A.L. Strikeout Record

The Detroit Tigers pitching staff recorded 1,428 strikeouts in 2013, a mark that was broken by the Cleveland Indians against the Rays on Friday night.

97.1 The Ticket–09/26/2014

BOSTON, MA - MAY 18: Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait prior to the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 18, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

To Dive Or Not To Dive? Austin Jackson Says He Plans To Do It More Often

Needless to say, Jackson’s catch was relegated to secondary status in the realm of highlights from Monday’s game.

CBS Detroit–07/01/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 2:  J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two-run double in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 2, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez Named American League Player Of The Week

Martinez batted .444 with three doubles, four homers, 11 RBI and six runs scored in seven games to grab his first-career weekly honor.

97.1 The Ticket–06/23/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14: Doug Fister # 58 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals t Comerica Park on September 14, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Set New AL Strikeout Record, Approach MLB Record

The Tigers set a new American League record for strikeouts in a season: 1,384.

CBS Detroit–09/25/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 09: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers follows through on a game tying two run home run in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 9, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Cabrera, Jackson Named AL Players Of The Week

The Detroit Tigers are 17-5 in the second half of the season, and two of the team’s players have been named American League Players of the Week: Miguel Cabrera and Austin Jackson.

CBS Detroit–08/12/2013

DETROIT, MI - JULY 31: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning during the game against the Washington Nationals at Comerica Park on July 31, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers, AL Central On Fire Since All-Star Break

The American League Central often gets billed as a weak division. Not today.

97.1 The Ticket–08/02/2013


Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. Orioles

Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?


Starting pitcher Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers delivers the ball against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on July 23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images/Jonathan Daniels)

Leach’s Lists: MLB Second Half Preview- American League

As we charge past the MLB All-Star break and look towards teams playoff runs, there are a lot if surprise teams, (Oakland, Cleveland, Pittsburgh) that showed us in the first half that they might have what it takes and a lot of teams we thought would be playing a lot better, (Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles Dodgers), that have some work to do.

97.1 The Ticket–07/24/2013