MLB Playoffs

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers reacts in the ninth inning of their 2 to 1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

At End Of Their Contracts, Scherzer, Hunter Address Future

The 2014 contracts of Scherzer, Martinez, Hunter, Chamberlain and Coke total more than $45 million, according to Spotrac.

CBS Detroit–10/06/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Andrew Miller #48 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches to Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers in the eighth inning during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers Stunned By ‘Heartbreaking’ Loss, Elimination From Playoffs

“Even though we were down 2-0, all of us expected for us to win this game,” Alex Avila said, “and when you don’t, it’s heartbreaking.”

CBS Detroit–10/05/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Joba Chamberlain #44 of the Detroit Tigers walks to the dugout after giving up a run in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Déjà Vu: Tigers Bullpen Again Hampering Postseason Run

Phil Coke now has a postseason ERA of 27.00. Joakim Soria has a postseason ERA of 45.00. Joba Chamberlain has a postseason ERA of 108.00.

CBS Detroit–10/03/2014

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

The Detroit Tigers clinched the American League Central Division for the fourth straight year Sunday. (Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Tigers Win Another Division Title, Stronger Thanks To Season’s Struggles

With the pressure on – the Tigers ultimately delivered, shutting out Minnesota, 3-1.

CBS Detroit–09/29/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 27:  Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers watches the game against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning at Comerica Park on September 27, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 12-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Ausmus On Boos In Blowout Loss: ‘If I Was In The Stands, I’d Be Booing, Too’

Whether the Tigers find their form Sunday or not, back-to-back blowout losses to the last-place Twins leave a sour taste for the team.

CBS Detroit–09/28/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 12:  Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his two-run home run with Don Kelly #32 as Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals looks on in the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium on July 12, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Avila On AL Central Race, Tigers-Royals Series: ‘The Best Team Will Come Out’

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus stated the obvious when he called the series the biggest of the season to date.

CBS Detroit–09/08/2014

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

(Credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit Fans Catch ‘Tigers Fever’ After Team Clinches AL Central

Fans in Detroit and throughout Michigan are coming down with a case of “Tigers Fever.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/26/2013

(Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Bruce And Baseball Is An Odd Mix

As a huge Bruce Springsteen fan I was taken aback when I learned that TBS is using Springsteen’s “Land Of Hopes And Dreams” as the theme of their playoff coverage this October.

97.1 The Ticket–09/18/2012