September 7, 1935 Tigers 9, Athletics 7 (84-44)
Tommy Bridges was solid early but seemed to tire near the end of the game. The Tigers fortunately had a nice enough cushion to hold off a Philadelphia comeback which included two Jimmie Foxx homeruns.
September 7, 1935 Tigers 15, Athletics 1 (85-44)
This game was simply a beat down. By the end of the second inning, the Tigers had a five nothing lead and starter Elden Auker threw a gem. He didn’t give up a hit until the eighth inning and finished the game by giving up only two hits.
The two wins gave the Tigers a nearly insurmountable ten game lead over the Yankees. At this point, it was just a matter of time before they played in the World Series. Things were a little less certain in the National League as the Cubs were making a late run at the first place St. Louis Cardinals. They trailed by 2 1/2 games and the New York Giants stood four games back.