The Twins won earlier this afternoon so that means the Tigers are 15 1/2 games back with 15 to play, ending even their formerly remote chances of making the playoffs. Not surprising considering the Tigers are 25-36 since the All Star Break. Only the Kansas City Royals (21-37) have had a worse record.
Jeff Passan has a piece on baseball trivia and he mentions Austin Jackson’s .413 batting average on balls in play. That’d be the best since Babe Ruth in 1923 so he has some pretty select company.