Tigers have a big weekend in addition to our boys in blue. Figured I'd get a thread in now during the calm before the storm since tomorrow (and sunday) is out of the question.
On a 6 game winning streak the Tigers currently trail the Red Sox by 4 games (and Yankees by 6.5) for second best (best) record in the AL.
Sox currently trail Tampa 7-2 in the eighth. Tigers are up 7-4 on the Twins in the sixth.
Tigers' lineup and rotation seems to have been solidified. One thing of note: Don Kelley came in as a defensive replacement in the sixth inning tonight. It'll be interesting to see how much Leyland will be considering defensive lineups with Boesch gone and what affect that has on the team. You have to assume for now it is just to rest Maggs and once playoffs come JL will trust the veteran bat. But if Don Kelly can get hot, that would be a big help for the team.
EDIT: Tigers not really chasing the Sox (see below).
Tigers currently .5 games ahead of Texas. Both teams hold solid leads late in their games tonight. Winner of this race hosts Boston, loser visits NYY.