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Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers is out as Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins defends home plate during the sixth inning of the game on September 28, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Tigers Lose To Twins, Giving White Sox Hope In Division Fight

Ryan Doumit had four RBIs for Minnesota, including the go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning to help the Twins beat Detroit 4-2 on Friday and keep the Tigers from moving any closer to the AL Central title.


Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a solo home run in the second inning during the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 24, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Persistent Tigers Beat Royals 6-2, Stalk Closer To White Sox

Justin Verlander breezed through eight innings and Prince Fielder hit a solo homer, helping the Detroit Tigers steady themselves with a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.


Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers turns a double play and misses the slide of Trevor Plouffe #24 of the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on September 23, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins won 10-4 (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Tigers Drop 2nd Game Of Doubleheader, Lag Behind White Sox 1 Game

Jamey Carroll hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 2-1 Sunday, winning both games of a doubleheader to prevent the Tigers from at least tying the Chicago White Sox atop the AL Central.


Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers rounds the bases after hitting a home run off of Tony Sipp #49 (not pictured) of the Cleveland Indians during the seventh inning of their game on September 15, 2012 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Tigers defeated the Indians 5-3. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Victorious Tigers Stay In Pursuit Of White Sox

Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Saturday despite losing a run on an appeal play.


Orlando Hudson #5 of the Chicago White Sox celebrates scoring against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning on September 15, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The White Sox defeated the Twins 5-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

White Sox Beat Twins 5-3, Stay Ahead Of Tigers In AL Central

Francisco Liriano is a difficult pitcher to figure out.


Justin Verlander. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Tigers Beat Indians 4-0, Continue Stalking White Sox In AL Central

Justin Verlander pitched seven shutout innings and made sure Detroit stayed in step with first-place Chicago in the AL Central, leading the Tigers to a 4-0 win over the downward spiraling Cleveland Indians on Friday night.


People under umbrellas during a rain delay during a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers on September 13, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Rain Postpones Key Game Between White Sox, Tigers

The makeup game will be played Monday at 1:10 p.m. Game tickets and parking coupons for tonight’s postponed contest will be honored then.


Alex Rios #51 of the Chicago White Sox slides into third base, advancing on a fly ball hit by teammate A.J. Pierzynski #12, as third baseman Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers waits for the throw from the outfield during the second inning at U.S. Cellular Field on September 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

White Sox Strengthen Division Lead Against Tigers With 6-1 Win

Jose Quintana pitched effectively into the eighth inning, Alex Rios and A.J. Pierzynski hit back-to-back homers in the sixth and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-1 Monday night to increase their AL Central lead to three games.


Chicago White Sox left fielder Alex Gordon dives in to score a run in the 6th inning as A.J. Pierzynski turns with the ball at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spiegel: White Sox Fending Off Doom

The White Sox are fighting for your interest. They’re a first place team that can’t seem to draw consistent crowds, and with the onslaught of coverage for the NFL behemoth, the Sox will struggle to draw airtime and newsprint inches.

670 The Score–09/07/2012

Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers throws a first inning pitch while playing the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on September 5, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers Avoid Sweep By Indians, Remain 1 Game Behind White Sox

Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Prince Fielder added a solo shot in the eighth to help the Detroit Tigers avoid a three-game sweep with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night over the Cleveland Indians.


Chicago White Sox outfielder Jordan Danks congratulates catcher A.J. Pierzynski after Pierzynski's two-run, pinch-hit home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 7th inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 5, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Angels 4-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: OK White Sox, Now Don’t Blow This

The White Sox are no longer a cute little story, and that’s a good thing.

670 The Score–08/05/2012

Quintin Berry #52 of the Detroit Tigers reacts to scoring a run in the third inning while playing the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on July 19, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers Within Striking Distance Of AL Central With 4-2 Win Over White Sox

The Tigers trail the first-place White Sox by a half-game. Detroit was six back after a loss to the Chicago Cubs on June 12.


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MLB Roundup: American League Central

Since Opening Day on March 30th, teams in the American League Central Division have played approximately fifty games, and already massive disparities have set in.


Dayan Viciedo #24 of the Chicago White Sox gets congratulated by Alexei Ramirez #10 after hitting a two-run homer in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers on May 14, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Viciedo Drives In 4 Runs As White Sox Top Tigers

Dayan Viciedo homered and hit a go-ahead two-run single to finish with four RBIs, helping the Chicago White Sox rally for a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.


Paul Konerko. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Floyd Pitches Six Scoreless For White Sox In Win

Gavin Floyd overcame control problem to pitch six scoreless innings and Alexei Ramirez homered as Chicago beat Detroit for the second straight day, 5-1 on Saturday.


Robin Ventura and Ozzie Guillen. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Seven Thoughts I Have To Get Out

It’s been an eventful two weeks of paternity leave. I give you seven thoughts I wish I’d had a microphone to express in the last two weeks.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Chicago White Sox right fielder Alejandro De Aza, right, makes the catch on a fly ball by Detroit Tigers' Magglio Ordonez as second baseman Gordon Beckham (15) pulls up in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday Sept. 4, 2011, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Tigers Rout White Sox 18-2, Complete Sweep Of Chicago

Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers finished a three-game sweep of Chicago in emphatic fashion, routing the White Sox 18-2 on Sunday night.


Chicago White Sox batter Carlos Quentin is congratulated in the dugout after a home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. (AP)

White Sox Take Another One From Detroit Tigers

Edwin Jackson pitched his first complete game since his no-hitter last year, and Juan Pierre added four hits to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.


A.J. Pierzynski and Phillip Humber

White Sox Are ‘Running Out Time’

The White Sox open officially open the second half of their season on Friday, and after the first 92 games of the season, there’s significantly less optimism than there was during spring training.

670 The Score–07/15/2011

Gavin Floyd

White Sox Back In Action Against The Tigers

After a disappointing first half, the Chicago White Sox will likely face the biggest stretch of their season as they’ll play 12 consecutive games against AL Central opponents, starting with the Detroit Tigers.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011