Detroit has not won a World Series since 1984, and now the Tigers face a potentially difficult offseason, with Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez set to become free agents.
If Price, Scherzer and Verlander are at their best, the Tigers could perhaps be considered World Series favorites, but as the last couple months have shown, that’s no guarantee.
Has the once-storied rivalry lost some luster? Or are the Red Sox simply honoring the great Derek Jeter by selling his shirts in their store?
The Tigers had a chance to clinch their fourth-straight A.L. Central Division title with a win and a Royals loss; the Royals beat the White Sox, 3-1.
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.
While fans, non fans, kids and adult everywhere celebrated the legendary Yankees’ captain’s last hit at Yankee stadium, let’s take a look at the best reactions from friends of DJ, fellow athletes and other celebrates who took to Twitter to pay their RE2PECT to Number 2.
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.
It was 1-1 in the sixth when a line drive and a wild throw led to an appeal toss and a pair of umpire discussions that wound up ruling a Royals runner had left third base too soon.
A combination of 19 hits and seven scoreless innings from Justin Verlander helped the Tigers jump 1.5 games ahead of the Royals in the Al Central Division.
Rookie catcher James McCann will start in Avila’s place as Detroit begins a crucial three-game series against the Royals, who were a half-game back in the AL Central.