Detroit Tigers left fielder J.D. Martinez chases an RBI double by Alex Gordon during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Tigers lose 5-2 to Guthrie, Royals

So while a sweep in Kansas City would have been nice, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was feeling pretty good as he headed home for the last part…

Minnesota Twins' Aaron Hicks, left, dives safely back to first as Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera reaches for the ball in a pickoff attempt in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Minneapolis.

Twins stun Tigers in 9th for win

Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tiger…

Detroit Tigers' Rajai Davis swings on a two-run home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas during the second inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

Scherzer, Tigers beat Royals again

The Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City on Tuesday night to pull within percentage points of the Royals atop the AL Central.

Detroit Tigers' Rajai Davis follows through on an RBI single off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer in the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Cleveland.

Tigers score 7 in 11th to beat Indians

Eugenio Suarez’s two-run single and Victor Martinez’s three-run homer highlighted a seven-run 11th inning that lifted Detroit to a win.

Detroit Tigers' J.D. Martinez. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Cleveland.

Martinez hits 3-run homer, Tigers win

CLEVELAND (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer off closer Cody Allen in the ninth inning, helping the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-2 w…