Game 2012.161: Royals at Tigers
87-73, Central Division Champs.
If the season had already ended, we’d be squaring off with the Rangers in Detroit on Saturday. Currently, the Yankees would get the #1 AL seed based on their head to head record versus the Rangers, with the Rangers as the 2nd division winner, and then the Orioles and As in a 1 game playoff in Oakland. But a lot can happen today and tomorrow to change that.
MLB has a page up which lists the current postseason picture and has a link for tiebreaker rules. Keep an eye on it.
Fister tunes up for what will likely be a game 2 start on Sunday in Detroit. So the only real drama left for the Tigers is whether Miggy win the Triple Crown. In case you’ve sworn off any sports outlet in the world other than DTW, here’s where stands:
Cabrera – .329 (career .304 with 2 HRs v. Guthrie)
Trout – .325 (career .111 off of Iwakuma)
Cabrera – 44
Hamilton – 43 (2 for 10, 0 HR off of Travis Blackley)
Cabrera has 137, Hamilton has 127. The RBI race is done.
We get to relax for three days, then emotions get jacked up on Saturday.
Tonight’s Coasting Lineup:
1. Berry, CF
2. Santiago, 2B
3. Cabrera, 3B
4. Fielder, 1B
5. Young, DH
6. Avila, C
7. Boesch, RF
8. Kelly, LF
9. Worth, SS