The Central Division leading Tigers get back to work tonight after being idle Monday and their next scheduled day off doesn’t come until the All-Star break, a span of 20 games that begins tonight at home against the Angels and ends July 14th at Texas. Detroit is 3-and-a-half games up on the second place Cleveland Indians after the Tribe won last night at Baltimore. Rick Porcello pitches tonight in the opener of the 3-game series against the Angels.
The White Sox and the Cubs were both off on Monday. The longest winning streak in the majors since Detroit won 12 straight in 2011 ended last night at 10 games when Toronto fell 4-to-1 at Tampa Bay. The Tigers play at Toronto next week as part of an 11 game road trip that starts Friday at Tampa Bay.