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MLB playoff standings: Tigers' lead in AL Central grows to 3 games

The Detroit Tigers increased their lead in the AL Central to three games on Sunday.

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The Detroit Tigers appear as if they have the American League Central Division locked up, as a 2-1 win on Sunday against the Minnesota Twins has increased their lead to three games over the Chicago White Sox.

The Sox were leading the division from May 29 until Sept. 25, but their collapse at the hands of the Tigers continues. They fell in what was a must-win game to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, 6-2.

The Tigers have assured at the very least a one-game playoff for the division crown, and are just a win or a White Sox loss away from clinching the division.

The teams have just three games remaining in the season. The Tigers will end the season with a three-game series in Kansas City against the Royals. The White Sox will visit Cleveland to finish the year against the Indians.

Here are the updated standings for the division.

Team Record Games Back
Detroit Tigers 86-73 -
Chicago White Sox 83-76 3
Kansas City Royals 71-88 15
Cleveland Indians 67-92 19
Minnesota Twins 66-93 20