Winners of 10 straight games, the Detroit Tigers have all but wrapped up a spot in the 2011 MLB playoffs. They currently lead the AL Central by 11.5 games, and their magic number to clinch the division title is down to six.â†µ
The Tigers are playing so well right now that they can spend their time worrying more about their seed in the playoffs rather than if they will be a part of the postseason. The Tigers currently are in second place in the AL, and they only trail the New York Yankees by four and a half games for the league's best record. As long as the Tigers manage to edge the Texas Rangers for the second seed, they will be guaranteed to host at least two games in the ALDS.â†µ
As a franchise, the Tigers are starting to prepare for the playoffs, and they put tickets on sale for the ALDS on Monday morning. They didn't last long, as the Tigers sold out all of their first-round tickets in around an hour, according to the Free Press.â†µ
Tickets for three games were put up for sale. If the Tigers finish first or second in the AL, the first two games of their ALDS series will be played at Comerica Park, and Game 5 of the series would also be played there if necessary. If the Tigers finish in third place in the AL, they will host Game 3 for sure, and they could also host Game 4 if necessary.