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The Detroit Tigers kept their playoff hopes alive Sunday, beating the Chicago White Sox 5-3 and awaiting the result of Minnesota's game against Kansas City. The Tigers had a half-game lead in the AL Central Division race but a Twins' victory over the Royals would set up a one-game playoff Tuesday at
Freddy Garcia held Detroit to a run and six hits in seven innings Saturday in the 5-1 Chicago White Sox victory. The loss dropped Detroit into a tie with Minnesota for first in the American League Central Division with only Sunday's finale left in the regular season. Garcia (3-4) threw 95 pitches with
Jake Peavy allowed two hits over eight innings Friday and the Chicago White Sox slowed Detroit's bid for a division title by downing the Tigers 8-0. The Tigers began the night's action with only a two-game lead over Minnesota in the chase for the American League Central championship and failed to put up a fight against a pitcher who had his second straight outstanding start. In his final appearance of the season, Peavy (9-6) struck out five and walked two while throwing 105 pitches.
Mark Buehrle and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout Wednesday, helping the Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland 1-0 for a doubleheader split. The game's only run scored on Paul Konerko's two-out single in the top of the sixth. Buehrle (13-10) gave up three hits in six innings.
John Danks pitched his first complete game and Gordon Beckham had three RBI Monday when the Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland 6-1. Danks (13-10) scattered three hits, walked one and struck out seven. Dewayne Wise and Brent Lillibridge each had two hits and an RBI for the White Sox, who have won three
Carlos Quentin's three-run homer Sunday lifted the Chicago White Sox to an 8-4 win over Detroit. His 19th homer this season capped a four-run outburst with two outs in the bottom of the eighth shortly after Mark Kotsay's RBI single. Gordon Beckham and Scott Podsednik had two hits and one RBI apiece,
Jake Peavy struck out eight over seven innings Friday and combined with three relievers to bring the Chicago White Sox a 2-0 win over Detroit. The loss by the Tigers, combined with a Minnesota victory over Kansas City, cut Detroit's lead over the Twins to two games in the American League Central. The Tigers and Twins will play four times in Detroit beginning next Monday. Chicago acquired Peavy (8-6) from San Diego in July in hopes he could ignite a late rush to the division title.
Orlando Cabrera, Michael Cuddyer, Jason Kubel and Matt Tolbert homered Tuesday to give Minnesota an 8-6 win over the Chicago White Sox. The Twins remained 2 1/2 games behind Detroit in the divisional race. The Tigers beat Cleveland earlier Tuesday.
Nick Blackburn pitched seven shutout innings Monday in the Minnesota Twins' 7-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Blackburn (11-11) tied a career-high for wins in a season after allowing eight hits and striking out six without allowing a walk. The Twins have won seven of their last eight games and
Carlos Quentin went 2-for-4 and Jake Peavy performed in five innings during his first game with the White Sox, as Chicago beat the Kansas City Royals, 13-3.
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