2021 DETROIT TIGERS SEASON SUMMARY

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2021 DETROIT TIGERS SEASON SUMMARY

The Tigers finished the 2021 season with a 77-85 record, finishing third in the American League Central.

Detroit had a 28-win improvement from winning 49 games in 2019, the last 162-game regular season. The Tigers had the third-largest increase in win percentage for any MLB team over that span (.292 in 2019 to .475 in 2021).

After starting the season 9-24, Detroit turned its season around, posting a 68-61 (.527) record over the rest of the schedule. The Tigers win percentage ranked eighth in the American League over that span, while their record was second among AL Central teams behind only the White Sox (76-56, .576).

The Tigers played some of their best baseball this season against teams that made the playoffs. Detroit won at least one series this season against each of the division winners in the American League, while going 3-1 against National League Central champion Milwaukee and 3-1 vs. St. Louis. The Tigers went 28-25 (.528) against teams that made the playoffs, which was the fifth-best record against those teams among all Major League clubs. Detroit was the only sub-.500 team to have a .500-or-better winning percentage against this group.

TIGERS AT A GLANCE IN 2021
Overall…………………………………………………… 77-85
At Comerica Park…………………………………….. 42-39
On the Road…………………………………………… 35-46
Day games……………………………………………… 33-36
Night games……………………………………………. 44-49
vs. LH starting pitchers…………………………….. 29-25
vs. RH starting pitchers…………………………….. 48-60
vs. AL East………………………………………………. 18-14
vs. AL Central………………………………………….. 30-46
vs. AL West…………………………………………….. 18-16
vs. NL………………………………………………………. 11-9
Tigers score first……………………………………… 46-21
Opponents score first………………………………. 31-64
Scoring five-or-more runs…………………………. 52-17
Scoring four-or-less runs…………………………… 25-68
Extra innings…………………………………………….. 12-8
One-run games……………………………………….. 23-23
Two-run games……………………………………….. 16-14
Tigers get quality start……………………………… 28-19
Tigers starter works 6+ innings………………….. 29-21
Lead after 6th/7th/8th inning…… 57-11/56-5/59-2
Trail after 6th/7th/8th inning……… 8-68/3-69/2-73
Tied after 6th/7th/8th inning……… 12-6/13-7/10-6
Tigers out hit opponent……………………………. 50-16
Opponent out hits Tigers………………………….. 20-62
Tigers and opponent have equal hits…………….. 7-7
Tigers hit a home run………………………………. 53-48
Tigers do not hit a home run…………………….. 24-37
Come-from-behind wins……………………………….. 35

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