The Detroit Tigers had a tough month of May going 13-16. But with a favorable schedule, they are headed for a big month in June. The Detroit Tigers will be in second place by the end of June.
The Detroit Tigers are hot coming off of three wins in a row, scoring more than 10 runs in two of the wins. Offensively, they have looked like they are finally putting things together.
Jordan Zimmermann also had a quality start against the White Sox on Saturday
The Detroit Tigers have won four in a row, and five of their last six.
Because of this, it seems that they could have a great June. Detroit will finish the end of June above .500. They will also be only two games behind the Minnesota Twins for first in the American League Central.
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The Tigers play 16 of their 26 games in June at home, and play teams whose records currently average below .500.
They play only one road series against a team above .500 club in the Boston Red Sox. With their favorable schedule, we could see them rise in the standings this June.
Detroit is coming off a tough month of May, but they had two long streaks of games on the road.
Miguel Cabrera and the rest of the Tigers also played some of the toughest teams in the big leagues like the Houston Astros, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Baltimore Orioles.
This month, they play some teams towards the bottom of their divisions like the San Diego Padres, Kansas City Royals, and Seattle Mariners.
Although, they do play both the Padres and the Mariners on the road.
American League Central rivals
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Twins will stay in first place because they play seven games against the Seattle Mariners, and play the struggling San Francisco Giants.
Minnesota will also play Cleveland seven times as well which may end up deciding who is in first in the division after June.
Cleveland will have a very tough June as they play against the top of the National League West in the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies.
The American League Central franchise also play a four game series against the Orioles and the seven games against the Twins.
The month of June will define what the rest of the Tigers season will be like. J.D. Martinez and company seem to be heating up with a favorable schedule ahead of them.
The top two teams in the division will face off seven times as well. If they struggle this month, it could mean seeing some fan favorites be traded before the deadline.
But, if the Tigers play the way I think they will, they have an opportunity to put themselves in a place to take the division.