Tigers Update: The worst season in the history of the Tigers is finally approaching its end. The Tigers have already become the first team to lose more than 110 games since the 1965 New York Mets; the only remaining question is whether they will end up with the most losses in modern baseball history (120, by the 1962 Mets). The odds look pretty good right now, as they would need to go 5-7 the rest of the way to avoid tying the Mets and 3-9 (roughly their seasonal average) would give them the record.
Mike Maroth has already become the first 20-game loser in the majors since Brian Kingman in 1980; Jeremy Bonderman would have surely joined him had the Tigers not ceased sending him out to the mound every five days.
The Tigers have scored 524 runs, which means they are on pace to score 565 runs, which would be the fourth lowest amount of runs scored for an AL team in a non-strike year since the advent of the designated hitter rule in 1973. On defense, they have given up 851 runs, a pace that would indicate 919 runs allowed by the end of the season. That would be the twelfth most runs allowed by an AL team in the same time frame. The difference between their runs allowed and their runs scored (354) would be the worst in American League history, beating out the 1932 Boston Red Sox, who were outscored by their opponents by 349 runs.