The Detroit Tigers (28-19) and Oakland Athletics (31-20) will continue an American League series Tuesday night at the O.co Coliseum, with the first pitch scheduled for 10:05 p.m. ET
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The Los Angeles Angels aim to complete a three-game home sweep of the Detroit Tigers Wednesday afternoon at Angel Stadium
Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels
The Boston Red Sox clobbered the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a weekend series and look to continue their May run at Comerica Park
Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers are the hottest team in baseball entering Monday’s series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park
Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers
J.P. Ricciardi is a moron. I really can’t believe that he couldn’t get a deal done for Roy Halladay. The Jays need prospects much more than they need an ace they can’t properly support. By being stubborn and uncooperative he has sunk the team’s best chance of being competitive a few years down the road. Another bone-headed move by a truly terrible general manager. I wasn’t particularly clear why Toronto hired him in the first place, and I really don’t understand why they have kept him around for as long as they have. I’m not convinced that the Jays can compete with the Red Sox and Yankees at the best of times, but they certainly won’t with him in charge.
I was reminded of an incredible stat while reading Peter King this morning – at least five different NFL teams have made the playoffs after not making them the year before in each of the last 13 years. Considering that there are only 12 playoff teams that is truly incredible. The flip-side of that, of course, is that at least five playoff teams from one year haven’t made it the next. The short handicapping lesson to take from that – last year means almost nothing.