1. So if the Tigers win the American League Central, they’ll be celebrating in Kansas City, not here.
By losing Friday night, coupled with the White Sox victory, the Tigers can’t clinch until Monday in KC at the earliest – if, that is, they clinch at all.
2. The Tigers are now 34-42 on the road. They have fewer road wins than the Twins – which explains it’s all been so difficult for them.
3. Octavio Dotel had to leave Friday night’s game with soreness in his right biceps – more about that on Saturday.
4 Drew Smyly got lost walking from the team hotel to the ballpark on Friday.
With 5 1/3 scoreless innings, he didn’t look lost on the mound, though.
5. No, I don’t fault Gene Lampont at all for sending Miguel Cabrera home from second with two outs in the sixth.
At the time, it looked like the first run might be the winning run.