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2009-10-04 15:26:49

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 the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Detroit starter and winner Justin Verlander (19-9) carried a two-hit shutout into the top of the eighth, but Chicago scored three times to make the contest...

2009-10-03 22:14:30

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 a walk and seven strikeouts in his best performance this season. Relievers Tony Pena and Matt Thornton completed the seven-hitter. Alex Rios led Chicago with four hits and three RBI. One of two...

2009-09-30 21:41:34

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. Detroit's last division title came 22 years ago. The Twins closed to within one game of the division lead with a victory in the opening game of a doubleheader Tuesday,...

2009-09-29 22:23:06

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. Detroit's win in the nightcap pushed its lead in the division back to two games. Miguel Cabrera hit a solo home run, walked and scored twice and Curtis Granderson homered in the bottom of the eighth for the Tigers. Justin Verlander (18-9) gave up four runs on...

2009-09-27 01:18:26

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. Placido Polanco drove in two,...

2009-09-25 22:49:35

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. Instead,...

2009-09-24 22:28:35

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. The Tigers and Twins will meet four times next week in Detroit. Inge, Gerald Laird and Ramon Santiago had...

2009-09-23 21:25:10

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. Cleveland's losing streak was extended to 10 games. Detroit batted around in the first inning and scored four times, getting RBI from Miguel Cabrera, Aubrey Huff and Brandon Inge. Guillen also reached on an error in...

2009-09-22 22:01:58

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. Ryan Raburn homered and Magglio Ordonez finished 3-for-3 in the victory. Asdrubal Cabrera scored the only run for Cleveland, which has lost nine consecutive games and 13 of its last 14. Aaron Laffey (7-7) suffered the loss despite allowing only...

2009-09-13 15:11:42

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 Inge and Gerald Laird led Detroit with two hits and two RBI apiece. Three others had one RBI. Magglio Ordonez had three hits and Miguel Cabrera two for the Tigers, whom have won nine of...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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