Detroit finds itself breathing down the necks of the Royals and A's for the AL Central and Wild Card leads, respectively.
The AL Wild Card Game will be played Sept. 30 at the home park of the first-place team in the Wild Card standings. ALDS games begin on Oct. 2, with a potential Game 5 being played on Oct. 8.
The Tigers have made the postseason in the past three seasons, winning the AL Central each year.
Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.