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Detroit opens a 10-game homestand tonight, beginning with a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics, who will be the toughest opponent remaining on the Tigers' docket.
After the Athletics visit Comerica Park, the Tigers welcome the Minnesota Twins for a three-game set and the Kansas City Royals for a four-game series in the Tigers' home finale.
The Tigers finish the season with two road series', starting against the Twins, and finishing the 2012 regular season against the Royals.
The A's are 84-62 this season and will be a huge challenge for the Tigers, but the Twins and the Royals combine for a 126-167 record, and despite recent shortcomings against both division rivals, Detroit should take care of both sub-par teams.
The Tigers are 2-2 against the A's this season, 7-5 against the Twins, and 7-4 against the Royals.
Detroit was swept by the Royals when the teams met in late August but in the last home series of the year, the Tigers will have unbelievable crowd support behind them, and in the absolute last series of the season, with the season probably on the line, Detroit won't suffer a let-down.
The White Sox finish with a much more difficult schedule than the Tigers.
Chicago travels to Kansas City tonight for the first three games of a six-game road trip, that includes a series in Los Angeles against the Angels.
The White Sox then have a seven-game homestand against the Cleveland Indians and the Tampa Bay Rays, before ending the season on the road against Cleveland.
Cleveland is 61-86, while the Angels are 80-67 and the Rays are 78-69.
Chicago's remaining opponents have a combined record of 285-302 (.485).