Detroit Tigers: Top Five AL Central First Half Surprises

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Jul 12, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins pitcher

Kyle Gibson

(44) talks with pitching coach

Neil Allen

and first baseman

Joe Mauer

(7) and catcher

Eric Fryer

(26) during the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. The Twins won 7-1 over the Tigers. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Baseball is at its unofficial half-way point of the 2015 season, and there have been plenty of surprises.

Of course, surprises are things that were unexpected, but they can be good or bad. Therefore, we have a few positive surprises and a couple negative surprises on our list.

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Maybe what’s most surprising in the American League in general is the fact every team has at least 40 victories. That means, all the teams could still consider themselves in the race. The Oakland Athletics have the worst record at 41-50, yet they are just eight games behind the final Wild Card spot.

That should make for a very interesting second half of the season. On Thursday, MCB will take a look at the second half, making five bold predictions for the AL Central.

Without further ado, here are the five biggest surprises around major league baseball through the first three months of the season.

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