B/R's Scott Miller: Monster Trio of Pitchers Make Tigers Top Contenders in AL

Team Stream Now@@bleacherreportB/R VideoApril 22, 2014

It's still early in the season, but not a single team has separated itself from the pack in the American League. The Detroit Tigers have the right combination of pitching and hitting to make a push up the standings. Which other teams have a chance to be top contenders in the AL?

The ace trio of Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez lead the Tigers pitching staff with 2012 Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera standing out at the plate. Currently first in the AL Central, the Tigers are poised to go on a run and become the clear leaders in the AL. 

Check out Scott Miller's breakdown of the top contenders in the American League with Adam Lefkoe. 

 

All standings and stats current as of April 21. 

Related

    Tigers Hands Jays First Loss of Spring

    Detroit Tigers logo
    Detroit Tigers

    Tigers Hands Jays First Loss of Spring

    Richard Griffin
    via thestar.com

    Candelario Shows Pop in Tigers Win Over Blue Jays

    Detroit Tigers logo
    Detroit Tigers

    Candelario Shows Pop in Tigers Win Over Blue Jays

    Anthony Fenech
    via Detroit Free Press

    Ohtani Surrenders HR, Strikes Out 2 in Debut

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Ohtani Surrenders HR, Strikes Out 2 in Debut

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    Ten Ways to Improve Major League Baseball

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Ten Ways to Improve Major League Baseball

    SI.com
    via SI.com