Flashback in Tigers history
John Doherty got the win over Ricky Bones as the Tigers beat the Brewers 7-3. Mickey Tettleton led the way on offense going 2/3 including a first inning grand slam. This game bumped the Tigs record to 43-25 on the season and 18 games over .500.
Detroit then embarked on a 9 game road trip. They promptly got swept in Baltimore, swept in Boston, and swept in New York. They returned home for 3 games with Texas losing 2 of 3. Their record was back to 44-37. It would be another 13 years before they were 18 games over .500.
I only mention this because after their 5th straight win last night (and 12 of 13), the Tigers sit at 32-14 and 18 games over .500.
The last time they were 19 games over .500? How about 8/28/1988 when they lost to the Brewers 12-10. Stay tuned as the Tigs go for win #6 in a row against Kansas City today.
Also a nice article on CNNSI yesterday talking about the resurgence in Motown