All the Detroit Tigers had to do was win one lousy game and the American League Central Division crown would have been theirs. Instead they were swept by the Kansas City Royals â€“ the worst team in the American League â€“ and now are the wild card team. Instead of opening at home against the Oakland Aâ€™s, they have to go on the road to play the New York Yankees. Iâ€™m glad Detroit made the playoffs but I am no longer optimistic about their chances of advancing past the first round of the playoffs. And losing to the Yankees would just be rubbing salt in the wound.