The Tigers Can Taste the AL Central Title

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A year ago, when Metro Detroit and Michigan at large were dealing with a careening auto industry and an economy crashing against the rocks, Detroit's baseball team seemed to believe misery required company.

The Tigers were finishing last in the American League Central with a 74-88 record, which meant that Comerica Park's final game-dates were more like funereal farewells to the departed.

Next week will be different, very different.

Beginning tonight in Chicago, where the first-place Tigers open a three-game series against the White Sox, Detroit begins a 10-game rush to win the American League Central title and grab a playoff spot. Detroit's final seven regular-season games are set for Comerica Park next week against second-place Minnesota (four games,...

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