(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Detroit Tigers are champions of the American League Central Division for the third straight season. The Tigers defeated the Twins 1-0 in Minneapolis on Wednesday night to clinch. Max Scherzer was credited with his Major League-leading 21st win of the season after seven scoreless innings. The only other time the franchise has gone to the postseason in three straight years was from 1907-09.
Max Scherzer cruised as the Tigers blanked the Twins, 1-0, as Detroit clinched the American League Central at Target Field. Scherzer improved to 21-and-3, allowing two hits and striking out 10 in seven innings. Torii Hunter had an RBI single in the first inning. Joaquin Benoit locked up his 24th save with a perfect ninth inning. Kevin Correia was handed the tough luck loss after giving up one run and seven hits in seven innings. Minnesota is 66-and-92.