The Detroit Tigers Report

by Bill Chuck on September 26, 2013

In Minnesota last night, the Tigers’ Austin Jackson led off the game with a triple and then Torii Hunter drove him home with a single and that was all Detroit and Max Scherzer (21-3) needed to win 1-0 and clinch the AL Central title for the third consecutive year.

Scherzer went seven innings allowing two hits, walked a season-high six, striking out 10.

From our friends at Elias:
Manager Jim Leyland – Tigers (3), Pirates (3), joined Tony LaRussa – Cardinals (7), Athletics (4), and Whitey Herzog – Cardinals (3), Royals (3), as the only managers to win at least three division titles with 2 different teams since the Divisional Era began in 1969.

Detroit Tigers first-place finishes

Rk Year Lg W L Ties W-L% Finish ▴ Playoffs Managers
1 1907 AL 92 58 3 .613 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-0) Hughie Jennings (92-58)
2 1908 AL 90 63 1 .588 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-1) Hughie Jennings (90-63)
3 1909 AL 98 54 6 .645 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-3) Hughie Jennings (98-54)
4 1934 AL 101 53 0 .656 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-3) Mickey Cochrane (101-53)
5 1935 AL 93 58 1 .616 1st of 8 Won WS (4-2) Mickey Cochrane (93-58)
6 1940 AL 90 64 1 .584 1st of 8 Lost WS (4-3) Del Baker (90-64)
7 1945 AL 88 65 2 .575 1st of 8 Won WS (4-3) Steve O’Neill (88-65)
8 1968 AL 103 59 2 .636 1st of 10 Won WS (4-3) Mayo Smith (103-59)
9 1972 AL East 86 70 0 .551 1st of 6 Lost ALCS (3-2) Billy Martin (86-70)
10 1984 AL East 104 58 0 .642 1st of 7 Won WS (4-1) Sparky Anderson (104-58)
11 1987 AL East 98 64 0 .605 1st of 7 Lost ALCS (4-1) Sparky Anderson (98-64)
12 2011 AL Central 95 67 0 .586 1st of 5 Lost ALCS (4-2) Jim Leyland (95-67)
13 2012 AL Central 88 74 0 .543 1st of 5 Lost WS (4-0) Jim Leyland (88-74)
14 2013 AL Central 93 66 0 .585 1st of 5 Jim Leyland (93-66)
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/26/2013.

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