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Despite dealing with soreness in his right shoulder for the past two weeks, Max Scherzer was all set to start and throw around five innings in the Detroit Tigers season finale on Wednesday in Kansas City as a tune-up for a potential postseason start nex…Share TweetMLB.com Oct 2, 2012Justin Verlander's impressive September not only helped the Tigers clinch their second consecutive American League Central title, it also earned the right-hander another honor.Share TweetMLB.com Oct 2, 2012To many, the Tigers underachieved before pulling out the division crown and a return trip to the playoffs. To the players, they might be playing their best baseball at just the right time.Share Tweet
The Playoff Picture: How Did the Pundits Do?nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012An analysis of preseason picks from 133 baseball writers at 19 publications and sites reveals that not a single writer predicted the A's or the Orioles to make the playoffs.Share Tweetnytimes.com Oct 2, 2012A look at the top three starting pitchers of the American League teams that qualified for the five playoff spots.Share Tweet
Jim Leyland gets emotional after AL Central clinchingyahoo.com Oct 2, 2012Your browser does not support iframes. Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, as he seems to every season no matter the result, tried unsuccessfully to keep from crying as he reflected on his team clinching the AL Central title on Monday night. He became e…Share TweetMiguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are on pace to be the third duo of corner infielders since 1934 to qualify for the batting title and finish with an OPS of .900 or higher.Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 2, 2012A long road for Ryan Zimmerman and the Nationals was vindicated with an NL East title Monday. Joe Lemire examines D.C.'s turnaround, the Tigers' crown, the A's clincher and more.Share Tweet