And that thing is putting the ball in play... The Tigers are and have been a team built around line drives up the gap and the statistic "BABIP," and their team BABIP of .338 is quite good.
Only one American League or National League team has had more than one player hit .400 for the same season. Did this achievement come about in part because of a ballpark fire nearly 120 years ago?
Detroit Tigers relievers not doing Jim Leyland many favors as he tries to mix-and-match in late innings
MLive.com, Chris Iott
Leyland: "The way we're doing it right now, you've just got to do what you've got to do to win the game. We won the game. Who knows what's going to happen tomorrow."
"Both teams were cold, they are dome guys over there, so they might have been a little colder than we were, but it was really cold."
Around the AL Central:
Alex Gordon proved that he is an American hero on Sunday.
White Sox 3, Indians 1: Jake Peavy ends road woes
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
Two homers back seven sterling innings for the first road victory of the season
What's going on with Royals bullpen?
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
Elsewhere in baseball:
Baseball has been around for a long, long time. But only 31 teams have ever started a season 11-1 or 12-0 in their first 12 games.
Thoughts upon seeing "42"
Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer
This isn't really a proper review, but it's not a not-review, either. Feel free to consider it instead as some long-winded guidance for your weekend.
We should have seen this one coming.