Justin Verlander takes the mound for Detroit tonight.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning of†a baseball game in Baltimore, Sunday, July 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Detroit's Jose Valverde, left, and Prince Fielder celebrate their 5-2 win over the Angels on Thursday. The Tigers have won 10 of their last 12 and are just 1½ games behind the White Sox in the AL Central.
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With 10 wins in their last 12 games, the Detroit Tigers are finally playing good baseball, and they are putting some serious heat on the first-place White Sox in the AL Central. The Sox and Tigers square off in a big series this weekend at Comerica Park.