The Detroit Tigers have followed the same script the last two years.
They've gone into the season as heavy favorites to win the American League Central Division, but struggled along the way to make things interesting.
So far, this season is no different.
Although at times they've been the hottest team in baseball—and are threatening for the best record in the AL—the Tigers can't seem to completely shake the Cleveland Indians and runaway with the division.
With 22 games to go, however, the Tigers are 6.5 games up on the Indians and poised to break away from the pack and win the division with ease.
At the end of the regular season, the race won't even be close.
Here are the four reasons the Tigers will eventually run away with the AL Central crown.