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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tigers pack them in for three-game series vs. ChiSox

All three of the weekend’s games against the Chicago White Sox were sellouts for the Tigers — 44,572 Friday, 42,888 Saturday and 41,281 Sunday — giving them four straight packed houses, when you throw in the crowd of 40,311 from Thursday’s series finale against the Angels.

“For us, it was work, obviously, but for the fans, it was a happening. For the fans around town, all weekend, was tremendous. I hope they continue tonight, party a little bit, and enjoy it. Because it was really nice, people coming in from out of town, other parts of Michigan. Everybody into it. Really nice, just a nice weekend for us,” said Tigers manager Jim Leyland, whose team has won five straight.

“But for us, it’s work, and we gotta go to work again on Tuesday. Hopefully the fans will enjoy this one, and remember this weekend. There were probably some people here from Chicago, as well, and they’ll go home a little sad, but our fans this weekend should be real happy.”

The three games against the White Sox ranked as the fourth-, sixth- and 14th-largest crowds at Comerica this season, where the Tigers now have 19 sellouts, and have drawn 1,826,100 through 48 home dates. 

Detroit sold out Comerica Park 17 times all of last season.


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