July 24, 1935 Tigers 4, Yankees 0 (54-35)
For the first time this season, the Tigers found themselves atop the American League, sort of, as General Crowder threw a gem. He gave up four hits, walked none, and didn’t allow a single Yankee to cross the plate. All four hits were singles.
Jo Jo White gave the Tigers the lead for good with a lead off homer to put the Tigers in front 1-0. The Tigers scored three more in the third, all with two outs. Mickey Cochrane had a one run single and Goose Goslin drove home two when he singled with the bases loaded.
The reason the Tigers only sort of moved into first is they moved a half game ahead, but because they had played five more games, the Yankees actually had a marginally better winning percentage. The matter would be put to rest the following day as the Yankees would lose and the Tigers would not only be an entire game in first, but they’d have the better winning percentage as well.