The Detroit Tigers are AL 2102 champions beating the Royals 6-3 they are now going to the playoffs. This is great for the people of Detroit, eat em’ up Tigers. Tigers clinch the AL spot and are going to the playoffs back to back.
Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.
Gerald Laird added a bases-loaded double, Rick Porcello (10-12) pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning and Jhonny Peralta went deep off Bruce Chen (11-14) to help Detroit reach the postseason in consecutive years for the first time since 1934-35.
The Tigers (87-73) will have the worst record among AL division champions, which means they’ll open the playoffs Saturday at home against the division winner with the second-best mark.
Now, with Cabrera making a run at baseball’s first Triple Crown since 1967 and Justin Verlander in contention for a second straight Cy Young Award, Detroit is arguably the hottest team in the majors. Chicago beat the Indians 11-0 Monday night for just its third win in 13 games.