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Detroit Tigers Clinch Their Second Straight American League Pennant

September 21, 1935 Tigers 6, Browns 2 (91-52)

The Tigers won the first game of their double header with the St. Louis Browns behind a strong performance by Tommy Bridges. He won his 21st game of the season and he held the Browns to two runs on seven hits.

The Browns actually jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Tigers answered with two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Hank Greenberg and Charlie Gehringer both tripled and scored two runs and Marv Owen and Goose Goslin had two hits.

September 21, 1935 Tigers 2, Browns 0 (92-52)

Elden Auker threw a gem as the Tigers clinched their second straight American League pennant. Auker threw a six hit shutout and he struck out four batters.

Charlie Gehringer had two hits and one of the Tigers two RBIs. Pete Fox scored both runs and Gee Walker was one for four with an RBI.

The Tigers were headed to their fifth World Series in franchise history and it still wasn’t certain who they’d be playing. The Chicago Cubs, who were on a tear in the month of September, led the St. Louis Cardinals by 3 1/2 games. The Cubs had won 17 in a row and were 19-1 in the month of September.

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