Even hours after Miguel Cabrera hit one of those home runs that define legends, the Tigers were still celebrating.
Ninth inning comebacks are rare in baseball. The Detroit Tigers had rallied to win twice all season when they trailed after eight innings.
Alex Avila’s three-run homer in the ninth inning off closer Chris Perez rallied the Detroit Tigers to their ninth straight win, 4-2 on Monday night over the Cleveland Indians.
The American League Central often gets billed as a weak division. Not today.
Justin Masterson was quick to pass along credit for Cleveland’s eighth straight victory to the guy he provided him all the support he needed in a 6-1 decision over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.
Jason Giambi still had the chills long after he shook Progressive Field.
Justin Verlander spent all sorts of time over the last couple months trying to figure out what was wrong and why he was no longer dominating hitters with his terrific fastball.
Max Scherzer remained unbeaten and Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 10th inning as the Detroit Tigers extended their lead in the AL Central with a 4-2 win over the second-place Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Tigers rallied to tie it 6-all in the eighth on Torii Hunter’s three-run homer but couldn’t hold on losing to the Indians 9-6 on Sunday.
If the Cleveland Indians are to overtake Detroit atop the AL Central, they’ll need Masterson to continue his home success and help end their recent struggles against the Tigers.