Detroit Tigers: Week 4 Heroes and Zeroes
By Matt Pelc
May 3, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Detroit Tigers players Yoenis Cespedes (52), Victor Martinez (41), J.D. Martinez (28), and NIck Castellanos (9) celebrate after a bases clearing double from catcher Alex Avila (not pictured) against the Kansas City Royals during the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Last week brought the first extended road trip of the season for the AL best Detroit Tigers and they responded with a 4-3 week.
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They received a nice start from David Price to begin the week with a win in Minnesota and a wild, come-from-behind victory gave the Tigers the series win two days later.
Perhaps the best series in the first month of the MLB season pitted the Tigers against the defending AL Champion Kansas City Royals, who had been alternating with Detroit as the best team in the American League.
The first two games allowed the Royals to establish a dominance over the Tigers that was quickly broken apart when Detroit roared back with two key victories over their rivals to reclaim first place.
It was a nice way for the Tigers to break out of a modest two-game skid against what appears to be their biggest division threat this season.
As the week came to a close, the Tigers were back in first in the AL Central, but no longer top dogs in the American League. That honor now belongs to the Houston Astros. Yes, you read that right. HOUSTON. ASTROS. BEST AL TEAM.
Let’s take a look at the five players who had a positive and negative influence on the Detroit Tigers in baseball’s fourth week with last week’s heroes and zeroes.
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