Tigers move into wild card spot after DH sweep of Twins

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Tigers move into wild card spot after DH sweep of Twins

Post  Admin on Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:49 am

After winning 9-2 earlier in the day, the Detroit Tigers, led by starting pitcher Justin Verlander, completed the doubleheader sweep of the Minnesota Twins, 4-2. Verlander tied a season-high with 11 strikeouts to help the Tigers go 9-0 in Minnesota this season.

Thanks in part to a Baltimore loss, Detroit moved into the second AL wild card spot and trail Toronto by only one game for the first wild card spot.

With a week remaining in the regular season, the Tigers enter a crucial 3-game weekend series with Kansas City in hopes of, at least, staying in the playoff picture. The first game is set for 7 pm at Comerica Park.

1 - Texas (West)
4 - Cleveland (Central)
5 - Boston (East)
10 - Toronto/Detroit (Wild Card)

2 - Washington (East)
4 - L.A. Dodgers (West)
10 - N.Y. Mets/San Francisco (Wild Card)
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