Turn up with the Tigers as they celebrate their fourth consecutive division title
Tigers celebrate fourth consecutive division title
On Sunday afternoon in Detroit, the AL Central championship was still up in the air. A loss plus a Royals win would have forced a Game 163, but Ian Kinsler's early home run gave the Tigers a lead they never lost. Over 7 1/3 innings of work, David Price whiffed 8 and recorded his 271st strikeout of the season (for most Ks in the AL), and Joe Nathan got his 35th save.
When Alex Avila caught the final out, the Tigers clinched the division title for the fourth consecutive season and for the first time at home since 1987:
Miggy was just a little happy about it:
The champagne bottles came out, and the Tigers had one question: For what, exactly, should they turn down?
The Tigers will play the Orioles in Baltimore on Thursday, at which point Joba Chamberlain's beard will be almost dry again:
Until then, let Victor Martinez and his smooth moves lead you into the night: