Minnesota Downs Tigers, Clinch AL CentralThe Minnesota Twins are AL Central champions because of contributions from all over the roster.
Tigers Drop Opener To Twins 4-2"The Twins score millions of runs and we held them to four," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We had chances, too. We definitely had chances."
Tigers Play Long Ball To Take Down White Sox 6-3"This was a great team win," starting pitcher Matthew Boyd said. "We hit the ball, we made some great defensive plays and we did a good job pitching against a good offensive team."
Indians Knock Tigers Around In 7-0 WinThe Indians matched a franchise record for consecutive wins against a team in a season — they also won 17 straight over Baltimore in 1954. Cleveland won 18 of 19 versus Detroit in the season series and outscored the Tigers 116-38.
Tigers Fall To Indians In 10th 2-1Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull struck out eight over five innings, but remained winless in 16 starts since beating Atlanta on May 31. The right-hander leads the majors with 15 losses.
Indians Hand Tigers 15th Consecutive Loss With 7-2 WinWith two more games left in the series this week, the Indians have a chance to match their team record for consecutive wins against a team in one season, set against Baltimore from May 21-Sept. 6, 1954. Just what the Indians need.
Yankees Sweep Doubleheader From TigersIt's been an injury-plagued season for the Yankees — slugger Giancarlo Stanton has played only nine games. Encarnación missed 30 games with a broken right wrist after he was hit by pitch from Boston's Josh Smith on Aug. 3.
Tigers-Yankees To Play Twin Bill ThursdayThe New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers were rained out Wednesday night, and the game was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Thursday. Sabathia, who has dealt with right knee problems this season, had his start pushed back to the second game of the twinbill.
Tigers Finally Give Home Fans Reason To Cheer With 12-11 Walk-Off Win Over Yankees"When a team hits six homers and gives you 11 runs, you have to win the game," Yankees opener Nelson Cortez Jr. said. "We let those guys down. There's no way around it."
Tigers Big Bats Take Down Royals 6-4Harold Castro started the comeback with an RBI single in the third, and Detroit took a 4-3 lead in the fourth off Glenn Sparkman (3-11) when Brandon Dixon and Dawel Lugo homered on consecutive pitches with one out and Mercer went deep with two outs for the Tigers' first three-homer inning this year.
Skateboard Accident Takes Life Of Tiger Minor Leaguer Chance NumataTigers minor league catcher Chace Numata died Monday, days after being injured in a skateboarding accident in Pennsylvania. He was 27.