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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
Ramon Santiago singled in the go-ahead run in the second inning Wednesday and Detroit took a giant step toward a division crown by downing Minnesota 7-2. The Tigers moved three games in front of the Twins with four games to play and can clinch the American League Central pennant on Thursday with another victory over Minnesota.
Magglio Ordonez and Brandon Inge each had two RBI Tuesday when the Detroit Tigers beat Minnesota 6-5 to split a doubleheader. Minnesota won the first game 3-2 to close to within one game of Detroit in the American League Central race.
Miguel Cabrera drove in four runs on four hits Saturday as Detroit defeated the Chicago White Sox 12-5. The Tigers sent the minimum 12 men to the plate over the first four innings and entered the fifth trailing 5-0 before their bats came alive. Cabrera, who put the Tigers on the board with a solo shot to left to open the fifth, reached 100 RBIs for the sixth straight season. Curtis Granderson added three RBI on three hits, one of them a triple, and scored twice.
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.
Brandon Inge contributed the first of three straight RBI singles in a four-run fourth Thursday and Detroit survived a shaky ninth to nip Cleveland 6-5. The Indians lost their 11th straight, falling to a team that picked up a key three-game sweep in its bid to claim a division title. Detroit moved three games in front of idle Minnesota in the American League Central with 10 games to play.
Carlos Guillen hit two of Detroit's three home runs Wednesday and had four RBI to send the Tigers rolling over Cleveland 11-3. The Tigers, who opened the evening with a 2 1/2-game lead over Minnesota in the race for the American League Central title, captured their third in a row.
Edwin Jackson pitched seven shutout innings Tuesday to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Jackson (13-7) allowed seven hits and three walks for the Tigers, who moved three games ahead of Minnesota in the AL Central.
Rick Porcello gave up two runs and just four hits in six innings Sunday, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 7-2 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays. Porcello (13-8) struck out only two batters in his 103 pitches, but averted the big inning by throwing 13 first-pitch strikes to the 24 hitters he faced. Brandon
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