Friday, September 16, 2011

Tigers Streak Finally Ends, Magic Number is One

The Tigers 12-game winning streak, their longest since 1934, came to an end tonight when they were defeated 6-1 by the Athletics in Oakland.  With the Indians losing to the Rangers tonight, the Tigers had a chance to clinch their first division title since 1987, but that will have to wait for another night. They did clinch a tie for first.

There's not much to say about the game itself.  Tigers starter Max Scherzer was not sharp tonight allowing five runs on seven hits and three homers in just five innings to a weak-hitting Athletics offense.  Meanwhile, Athletics starter Brandon McCarthy struck out eight Tigers and allowed just one run in seven innings.  The only Tigers run scored on a solo shot in the third inning by Delmon Young.   

They will try to win the division outright tomorrow night with Doug Fister on the mound versus Trevor Cahill. Let's hope it will be a Clinched Fister. 

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