Since 1998, Chicago has nine finishes in either first or second place and only one 90-loss season.
Claim to fame: Probably the most consistent AL Central team since 1998, with nine finishes in either first or second place and only one 90-loss season. They also have the Central's only World Series title in this span (2005).
Claim to shame: Haven't won a playoff series outside their World Series year and couldn't get over the hump with talented teams from 2002-04, finishing second to the Twins each year.
Claim to fame: Six division titles in a nine-year span from 2002-2010, including four in five years from 2002-06.
Claim to shame: Three consecutive 90-loss seasons from 1998-2000 and heading for back-to-back 90-loss years in 2011-12. Also a 2-19 record in their past 21 playoff games.
Claim to fame: They were the bullies of the division back in the day. Before Detroit joined, they won division titles every year from 1995-97. After the Tigers joined, they took three more in the next four years between 1998-2001.
Claim to shame: Aside from a brief resurgence in the mid-2000s, the Indians have fallen on hard times. They haven't posted a winning record since 2007 and are on a monumental post-break skid this year.
Claim to fame: Bounced back from division collapse to reach the World Series in 2006 as the Wild Card; took AL Central last season as is still in the hunt this year.
Claim to shame: We tend to forget this now, but the Tigers were brutal early in their AL Central tenure. They didn't have a winning record any season from 1998-2005, including a 43-119 mark in 2003.
Claim to fame: Remember 2003. Ah, that was Kansas City's glory year. The Royals were tied for the division lead in late August and finished 83-79. There's your highlight. Every other year has been pretty dreadful.
Claim to shame: 10 seasons with at least 90 losses (including four with 100 or more) firmly entrench the Royals in the overall cellar of AL Central teams. Maybe the current rebuilding effort will stick?
|Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Arrieta||2||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: D. Axelrod||7|
|NY Yankees - LP: S. Kelley||2||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: P. Coke||3|
|Colorado - LP: J. Lyles||1||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: Y. Petit||4|
|Tampa Bay||4||Bottom 5th Inning|
|Atlanta||3||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Cleveland||1||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Minnesota||2||Top 3rd Inning|
|Texas||2||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Oakland - S. Gray||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - C. Wilson|
|Atlanta||24||4th Qtr 1:05|
|Detroit||17||3rd Qtr 8:55|
|Indianapolis||0||3rd Qtr 1:59|
|Kansas City||7||3rd Qtr 9:00|
|NY Jets||7||3rd Qtr 7:00|
|St. Louis||13||3rd Qtr 5:37|
|New England||10||3rd Qtr|
|Baltimore||10||2nd Qtr 9:45|
|Chicago||13||2nd Qtr 7:20|
|Denver||7||2nd Qtr 7:30|
|Minnesota||10||2nd Qtr 5:51|
|San Francisco||0||2nd Qtr 7:00|
|(21) Texas A&M||45||4th Qtr 14:44|
|(9) So Carolina||28|
|Wake Forest||10||3rd Qtr 9:08|
|Boise State||0||2nd Qtr 8:45|
|(18) Ole Miss||7|
|Tulane||7||2nd Qtr 10:50|
|Weber State||9:30 PM|
|(19) Arizona State|
|BYU||8/29/14 6:00 PM|
|(6) Jacksonville St||8/29/14 6:30 PM|
|(8) Michigan State|
|Bowling Green||8/29/14 6:30 PM|
|TX-San Antonio||8/29/14 8:00 PM|
|Colorado State||8/29/14 8:00 PM|
|UNLV||8/29/14 9:30 PM|
|Penn State||8/30/14 7:30 AM|
|Troy||8/30/14 11:00 AM|
|(7) UCLA||8/30/14 11:00 AM|
|Western Mich||8/30/14 11:00 AM|
|(5) Ohio State||8/30/14 11:00 AM|
|Appalachian St||8/30/14 11:00 AM|
|Ga Southern||8/30/14 11:30 AM|
|Boston College||8/30/14 2:00 PM|
|West Virginia||8/30/14 2:30 PM|
|Rice||8/30/14 2:30 PM|
|(17) Notre Dame|
|(10) South Dakota St||8/30/14 2:30 PM|
|Fla Atlantic||8/30/14 2:30 PM|
|California||8/30/14 2:30 PM|
|Marshall||8/30/14 2:30 PM|
|UC Davis||8/30/14 3:00 PM|
|Arkansas||8/30/14 3:00 PM|
|(16) Clemson||8/30/14 4:30 PM|
|Liberty||8/30/14 5:00 PM|
|(23) North Carolina|
|Ohio U||8/30/14 5:00 PM|
|Louisiana Tech||8/30/14 6:00 PM|
|Idaho||8/30/14 6:00 PM|
|Stephen F Austin||8/30/14 6:10 PM|
|(20) Kansas State|
|Fresno State||8/30/14 6:30 PM|
|Southern Miss||8/30/14 6:30 PM|
|Texas-El Paso||8/30/14 7:00 PM|
|North Texas||8/30/14 7:00 PM|
|(1) Florida State||8/30/14 7:00 PM|
|(14) Wisconsin||8/30/14 8:00 PM|
|South Dakota||8/30/14 9:30 PM|
|(25) Washington||8/30/14 9:30 PM|
|Utah State||8/31/14 6:00 PM|
|SMU||8/31/14 6:30 PM|
|Miami-Florida||9/1/14 7:00 PM|
|Arizona||9/4/14 7:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/29/14 6:30 PM|
|Winnipeg||8/31/14 3:00 PM|
|Toronto||9/1/14 12:00 PM|
|Edmonton||9/1/14 3:30 PM|
|Brt Columbia||9/5/14 6:30 PM|
|Calgary||9/6/14 6:00 PM|
Poll: How sure are you that the Twins are on the road to improving?