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Delmon Young #21 of the Detroit Tigers high-hives teammates in the dugout after scoring a run against the Kansas City Royals during a MLB game at Comerica Park on September 26, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Tigers Pull Into AL Central Lead With 5-4 Win Over Royals

Most of the 32,360 fans at Comerica Park groaned when Jhonny Peralta hit a tailor-made double-play grounder that looked set to end the eighth inning. Andy Dirks made them cheer.

09/26/2012

Scott Diamond #58 of the Minnesota Twins pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on September 23, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Twins Rout Tigers In 1st Game Of Doubleheader

Joe Mauer drove in four runs and the Minnesota Twins rallied against Max Scherzer, handing the contending Detroit Tigers a 10-4 loss Sunday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

09/23/2012

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers points to the crowd after hitting home run number 42 in the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on September 22, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Tigers Shut Out Twins, Move Within 1/2 Game Of White Sox

Miguel Cabrera moved one step closer toward doing something no one has done in 45 years while helping the Detroit Tigers keep their hopes high in the AL Central race.

09/22/2012

Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder flips his bat after hitting a three-run home run in the 7th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on September 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tigers Cut White Sox Lead To 1 Game With 8-6 Win

Max Scherzer pitched six effective innings to earn his career-high 16th win, Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6 on Wednesday night to move within a game of the AL Central lead.

09/12/2012

Austin Jackson (R) #14 of the Detroit Tigers is caught stealing by shortstop Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 9, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Tigers Swept By Angels, Stay 2 Games Back Of Sox

Zack Greinke pitched seven strong innings of five-hit ball, Mike Trout hit a leadoff homer for the second straight day and the Los Angeles Angels completed their second straight series sweep with a 3-2 victory over the slumping Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

09/09/2012

Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates scoring a second inning run with Lou Marson #6 while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on September 4, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers Fall To Indians Again, 3-2

Justin Masterson pitched six solid innings, and the Cleveland Indians beat Detroit 3-2 on Tuesday night for their second straight victory over the playoff-chasing Tigers.

09/04/2012

Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder celebrates a third inning home run with Delmon Young designated hitter while playing the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on May 6, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Fielder Homers, Tigers Beat White Sox 3-1

Prince Fielder homered and Rick Porcello pitched impressively into the seventh inning to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

05/06/2012

Adam Dunn. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Dunn’s Homer Gives White Sox 3-2 Win Over Tigers

Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer deep into the right-field seats off Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and the Chicago White Sox turned the tables on Detroit, beating the Tigers 3-2 Saturday.

05/05/2012

Adam Dunn #32 of the Chicago White Sox hits a two-run home run in the 1st inning against the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field on July 26, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

White Sox Fall To Verlander, Tigers 5-4

Justin Verlander got his 14th win and Wilson Betemit had a two-out, go-ahead single in the eighth inning Tuesday night as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 and increased their lead in the AL Central.

07/26/2011

Chicago White Sox

White Sox Lose To Surging Tigers 7-3

Headed to the plate with the bases loaded in a tie game, Ryan Raburn would have been happy with a base hit. Instead, he drove the first pitch he saw from Jake Peavy into the left-field bullpen to stun the crowd at U.S. Cellular Field.

06/05/2011