After Narrow Division Win, Tigers Gear Up For Playoffs

CBS Detroit

NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer stood in Detroit’s soaked clubhouse amid another euphoric celebration and spoke for a team that was taking nothing for granted.

“Last December, all the way until now, we’ve been working as hard as we can to be in this position,” Scherzer said after the Tigers wrapped up their fourth straight AL Central title on the regular season’s final day. “We could have smoked everybody and it would have still been special, and we could have been struggling the whole time and limped in, and it’s just as special.”

This was almost surely the most difficult of Detroit’s recent division titles. A 27-12 start quickly gave way to a terrible stretch in late May and early June. Then, just when it appeared the ship was righted after the Tigers traded for star left-hander David Price, both Anibal Sanchez and Justin Verlander…

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