Thje Detroit Tigers have been clinging to a lead of anywhere from 2-4 games the last month or so, with both the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins hovering around and waiting to strike. This week the Chicago White Sox have thrown in the towel and appear to be looking towards next season after getting rid of players such as Jim Thome, John Danks, and earlier, Clayton Richard.
The Minnesota Twins on the other hand have been sticking with the Tigers stride for stride as both have gone 7-3 over their last 10 games. Detroit winning today while Minnesota is off gives them a comfortable, but not far enough a head to dismiss the pesky Twins who year after year get no respect and torment the division leader until the end causing managers to pull out the colonetix.
With most games left the rest of the way in the division as well as 7 more with Minnesota head to head, the Tigers are in for a fight. This will likely come down to the last week of the season where the end against Minnesota and Chicago.