Tigers 6, Royals 3

Updated: October 2, 2012, 12:46 AM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jim Leyland had tears in his eyes as he surveyed his crowded office Monday night.

There was Miguel Cabrera, surrounded by his family, with the Triple Crown within reach. Justin Verlander, closing in on another Cy Young Award, had a pair of swimming goggles perched on his head, while Tigers owner Mike Ilitch and general manager Dave Dombrowski slapped each other on the back.

The smell of cigars wafted through the door to the clubhouse as the Tigers, counted out ...

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