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• Tuesday's Tigers win over the Yankees was the third most-watched Tigers game on FOX Sports Detroit, trailing only this year's season opener against the Red Sox and Tigers-Twins on Sept. 30, 2009, during the final week of their AL Central race. Tuesday's game drew a 14.4 household rating on a night opposite the Olympics on network television.

• ESPN hasn't announced its Sunday Night Baseball schedule past Aug. 19, but the Tigers appear to be prime candidates to be added in at least one of the three weeks after that. They host the Angels on Aug. 26 in what could be a showcase of AL MVP candidates Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera, then have the White Sox in town Sept. 2 in an AL Central clash. The Tigers-Angels game in Anaheim on Sept. 9 currently has no start time listed.

• The Tigers cluttered the list on Baseball America's Best Tools survey, as voted on by American League managers and coaches. Cabrera was voted the AL's best hitter over Robinson Cano and Mike Trout. Justin Verlander was voted best pitcher over Jered Weaver, as well as best fastball and best curveball, while finishing second to Weaver for best control. Leyland was voted best manager over Joe Maddon and Bob Melvin.

• Tuesday's Tigers win over the Yankees was the third most-watched Tigers game on FOX Sports Detroit, trailing only this year's season opener against the Red Sox and Tigers-Twins on Sept. 30, 2009, during the final week of their AL Central race. Tuesday's game drew a 14.4 household rating on a night opposite the Olympics on network television.

• ESPN hasn't announced its Sunday Night Baseball schedule past Aug. 19, but the Tigers appear to be prime candidates to be added in at least one of the three weeks after that. They host the Angels on Aug. 26 in what could be a showcase of AL MVP candidates Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera, then have the White Sox in town Sept. 2 in an AL Central clash. The Tigers-Angels game in Anaheim on Sept. 9 currently has no start time listed.

• The Tigers cluttered the list on Baseball America's Best Tools survey, as voted on by American League managers and coaches. Cabrera was voted the AL's best hitter over Robinson Cano and Mike Trout. Justin Verlander was voted best pitcher over Jered Weaver, as well as best fastball and best curveball, while finishing second to Weaver for best control. Leyland was voted best manager over Joe Maddon and Bob Melvin.