The 2003 Detroit Tigers mercifully wrapped up its horrendous season on a-typical high note, avoiding tying or exceeding the all-time mark for losses.
Tigers Break Strikeout Mark, MLB Does Too
Tiger Tales, Lee Panas
When starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez disposed of Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan in the first inning yesterday, the Tigers pitching staff broke the single-season Major League Baseball strikeout record.
Tigers limp into playoffs after Alvarez no-no
SweetSpot Blog, David Schoenfield
We interrupt your wild-card races to give you Henderson Alvarez and one of the strangest celebrations you'll ever see.
Fielder father, son together in Miami
Beck's Blog, Jason Beck
While Cecil Fielder wasn't talking with reporters Saturday at Marlins Park, Prince Fielder wasn't in a position for an extended conversation about family.
Tigers first playoff-bound MLB team ever no-hit in final game of regular season
Out of Left Field, Matthew B. Mowery
The Detroit Tigers finished the regular season with one last singular achievement.
In Sparky Anderson's last year, the Tigers were desperate for pitching.
Offering Anibal Sanchez $80 million for five years was a risky investment for the Tigers to make at the time, but they pulled the trigger. It was a gamble many teams regret not taking.
Detroit Tigers betting on several 'ifs' as playoffs loom
Detroit Free Press, Jeff Seidel
The Great Jhonny Peralta Experiment is loaded with 'ifs' and 'buts.'
Around the AL Central:
It all came down to the Texas Rangers.
Sitting here three hours after that final out, the enormity of what the Indians have accomplished is really hitting me.
It's the Royals first win in a regular season finale in seven years.
Indians 5, Twins 1: Cleveland Clinches Wild Card Spot as Jimenez Dominates Minnesota
It's been a rough season for Minnesota Twins fans. Jesse has one final game recap from the atrocity that was the 2013 campaign.
Elsewhere in baseball:
We're now done with every regular season game on the 2013 MLB schedule, and the postseason picture still isn't as clear as it's supposed to be.
The five baseball people you don't want to be stuck in an elevator with
Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
Scott Kazmir was stuck on an elevator for 1½ hours this week.
How umpire Angel Hernandez affected the AL side of the post-season
HardballTalk, Bill Baer
On May 8, the Indians played host to the Athletics at Progressive Field.