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Detroit Tigers will be in 1st Place by Memorial Day


Don’t look now but the Detroit Tigers are streaking again. Following their 5-4 win on Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Tigers have won four games in a row, and they are sitting at 14-17 on the season. That 14-17 record is nothing to call home about, but considering they are in what is arguably the worst division in baseball, coupled with their upcoming schedule, I’m predicting the Tigers will be sitting in 1st Place in the American League Central by Memorial Day.

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Key Points

  • The Tigers have won four games in a row and currently have a 14-17 record.
  • The Tigers have a favorable upcoming schedule with only two games against teams with a winning record until Memorial Day, giving them a chance to make up ground on the Minnesota Twins who have a tougher schedule during the same period.
  • With their improved performance and competitive attitude, the Tigers have a real chance of being in 1st Place in the American League Central by Memorial Day, but they will still need to work hard and perform well on the field to make it happen.

A Favorable Schedule for Detroit Tigers

The Tigers may be sitting at three games under .500 on the season, but when you look at their upcoming schedule, you will see that they have a golden opportunity to make up some serious ground, and even pass the Minnesota Twins, who are currently 19-14. Between now and Memorial Day, the Tigers play only two games against teams with a winning record, while the Twins have to face the Padres, Cubs, Dodgers, Angels, and Blue Jays.

Detroit Tigers will be in 1st Place by Memorial Day

If you have tuned in to the Tigers in 2023, you are well aware of the fact that they are a much different team than they were a year ago. This team goes into every single game expecting to win, and they have shown that they will battle for nine innings (or more) each and every night. Between now and Memorial Day, the Tigers have a lot of winnable baseball games, and that, coupled with the Twins having to play some solid opponents, leads me to believe that Detroit will be sitting pretty by the time Memorial Day rolls around. That being said, on paper means nothing, and anybody can beat anybody in baseball.

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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Um…the Detroit Tigers are in second place? How and why that happened!