Spotlight: Detroit Tigers

Spotlight: Detroit Tigers
October 23, 2012, 5:31 am
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Now that the Giants have completed their NLCS comeback, letstake a quick look at their World Series opponent, the Detroit Tigers:Important information
Established: 1894
Owner: Mike Illitch (since 1992)
General Manager: Dave Dombrowski (since 2002)
Manager: Jim Leyland (since 2006)
Stadium: Comerica Park (since 2000)

Franchise history
American League pennants: 11 (1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935,1940, 1945, 1968, 1984, 2006, 2012)
World Series titles: 4 (1935, 1945, 1968, 1984)
Notable Hall of Famers: Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, CharlieGehringer, Hank Greenberg, Harry Heilmann, Al Kaline, George Kell, HalNewhouser
Most Valuable Players: Ty Cobb (1911), Mickey Cochrane(1934), Hank Greenberg (1935, 1940), Charlie Gehringer (1937), Hal Newhouser(1944, 1945), Denny McLain (1968), Willie Hernandez (1984), Justin Verlander(2011)

2012 regular season
Record: 88-74 (first place, AL Central)
Most games over .500: 14 (88-74)
Most games under .500: 6 (26-32)
Longest winning streak: 6 (July 4-13, August 1-7)
Longest losing streak: 5 (April 22-27)
Most runs scored: 13 (June 27, July 17)
Most runs allowed: 13 (April 8)
Longest game: 13 innings (July 14)
Record in extra-inning games: 4-5
Record in one-run games: 21-27
Record in interleague play: 11-7
Record in the first half: 44-42
Record in the second half: 44-32
Batting average leader: Miguel Cabrera (.330)
Home runs leader: Miguel Cabrera (44)
RBIs leader: Miguel Cabrera (139)
Wins leader: Justin Verlander (17)
ERA leader: Justin Verlander (2.64)
Strikeouts leader: Justin Verlander (239)

2012 postseason
Record: 7-2
Most runs scored: 8 (ALCS, Game 4)
Most runs allowed: 4 (ALDS, Game 2; ALDS, Game 4; ALCS, Game1)
Record in extra-inning games: 1-0
Record in one-run games: 2-1
Batting average leader: Jhonny Peralta (.343)
Home runs leader: Jhonny Peralta, Delmon Young (2)
RBIs leader: Delmon Young (8)
Wins leader: Justin Verlander (3)
ERA leader: Phil Coke,Octavio Dotel, Drew Smyly, Al Alburquerque, Rick Porcello (0.00)
Strikeouts leader:Justin Verlander (25)

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