It took 163 games last year to decide which team would represent the American League Central in the postseason. We will see another captivating division finish as the Detroit Tigers (83-72) host the Minnesota Twins (81-74) in a four game series that could determine the AL Central champion, as I predicted here and here. The AL Central gets ridiculed for being the weakest division, but it still provides the best playoff race, as we've seen over the past couple years.á Here's a breakdown of the upcoming series:
Monday, 9/28: Nick Blackburn (11-11, 4.18 ERA) vs. Rick Porcello (14-9, 4.14 ERA)
Minnesota's Nick Blackburn started off the season great, and then struggled during the second half. However, he's looked like he's turned it around again.
In his last two games, against AL Centra ...
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