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Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch against the New York Yankees during game three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tigers Top Yankees 2-1, Need 1 Win For Pennant

Justin Verlander took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Tuesday night for a 3-0 lead in the AL championship series.

10/16/2012

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers scores on a RBI single hit by Delmon Young #21 in the top of the sixth inning against the New York Yankees during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 13, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Sanchez, Tigers Beat Yanks For 2-0 Lead In ALCS

The Detroit Tigers got a big boost from Anibal Sanchez’s arm. They got a helping hand from an umpire, too. The reward: a commanding 2-0 lead in the AL championship series, and a trip home with their ace ready to start.

10/15/2012

Scott Diamond #58 of the Minnesota Twins pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on September 23, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Twins Rout Tigers In 1st Game Of Doubleheader

Joe Mauer drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins rallied against Max Scherzer, handing the contending Detroit Tigers a 10-4 loss Sunday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

09/23/2012

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera celebrates with teammate Prince Fielder after hitting his second home run of the game, a solo home run in the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on July 22, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Cabrera Hits 2 HRs As Tigers Sweep White Sox

The Chicago White Sox spent nearly a month in first place. Then they arrived in Detroit, where so much has gone wrong for them over the last couple seasons.

07/22/2012

Jose Valverde celebrates the win over the White Sox Wednesday. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tigers Rally To Sweep Sox, Win 12th Straight

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen no longer sees the fight in his team. Paul Konerko doesn’t see it, either. The Chicago bullpen blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the White Sox 6-5 in 10 innings on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011