Give it Up for Our Division-Leading Detroit Tigers

April 07, 2019, 4:50 PM

Sure, we're just 10 days into the season -- but this isn't how it was expected to start.

Past performance does not necessarily predict future results, as stockbrokers are required to advise -- yet Tigers fans still have reason to pour another cold one after five straight wins, a sweep of the first home stand and a top line in the American League's Central Division rankings.

Sunday afternoon's 3-1 win over the Royals featured pitcher Shane Greene again as the game-closer for the fifth time in six days. He has saved all seven of the Tigers victories -- the first player with that many saves in a club's first 10 games, the Tigers tweet.

Left fielder Christin Stewart, center, had a really strong weekend at the plate.

Another star is Christin Stewart, who's "slumping no more," as writer Anthony Fenech proclaims at the Freep:

Stewart picked up where he left off on Saturday afternoon, when he hit a game-winning grand slam, by punching a triple into the right-center field gap.

He scored two batters later on a Gordon Beckham double play. Then, with the Tigers clinging to a one-run lead in the sixth, he went the other way for an RBI single.

In a tweet for Motor City Bengals, part of the Manhattan-based FanSided news and opinion sports network, contributor Michael Adzima has a pinch-me reaction:

Pinch us too . . . for now, at least.

-- Alan Stamm

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