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Tiebreaker on tap
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Tigers 5, White Sox 3
Justin Verlander allowed three runs on six hits -- four in the eighth -- in 7 2/3 frames. (AP)
Justin Verlander cruised through seven innings before allowing three runs in the eighth, and it would've been more if not for Curtis Granderson's great catch that prevented the tying runs from scoring. Thanks to Ryan Raburn's two homers and Magglio Ordonez's shot, the Tigers set up a tiebreaker with the Twins on Tuesday.
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Series at a glance:
CWS
Chi White Sox (79-83)
Lost 1
Detroit 5, Chi White Sox 3   DET
Detroit (86-76)
Won 1
October 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi White Sox
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0   3 7 0
Detroit
1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 X   5 12 0
Standings thru 10/4/09  |  Recap: CWS | DET  |  Gameday  |  White Sox stats  |  Tigers stats
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .304
Beckham, G, 3B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .270
  Nix, J, 3B 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .224
Quentin, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .236
Dye, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
  Wise, RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .225
Kotsay, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278
Rios, A, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .247
Ramirez, Al, SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 .277
Castro, R, C 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .219
Lillibridge, 2B 2 0 1 2 1 1 1 .158
Totals 31 3 7 3 2 5 9  

BATTING
2B: Castro, R (8, Verlander).
TB: Ramirez, Al 2; Castro, R 2; Rios, A; Beckham, G; Wise; Lillibridge.
RBI: Castro, R (25), Lillibridge 2 (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Quentin.
GIDP: Rios, A.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lillibridge (3, 2nd base by Verlander/Laird).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Wise (Laird at home).
DP: 2 (Beckham, G-Kotsay, Wise-Castro, R).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Raburn, LF 4 3 3 3 1 0 2 .288
Polanco, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286
Ordonez, RF 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 .309
  1-Thomas, C, PR-RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Cabrera, M, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .323
Guillen, DH 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 .245
Inge, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .230
Granderson, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .248
Laird, C 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .229
Everett, SS 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .238
Totals 32 5 12 5 4 3 19  

1-Ran for Ordonez in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Ordonez (24, Danks, Jh).
HR: Raburn 2 (16, 2nd inning off Danks, Jh, 1 on, 1 out; 6th inning off Hudson, D, 0 on, 2 out), Ordonez (8, 5th inning off Danks, Jh, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Inge; Guillen; Laird 2; Raburn 9; Everett; Ordonez 8.
RBI: Guillen (41), Raburn 3 (45), Ordonez (48).
2-out RBI: Raburn.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Granderson 4; Polanco.
SAC: Everett 2.
GIDP: Raburn.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Granderson (Beckham, G at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Granderson-Polanco, Polanco-Everett-Cabrera, M).

 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Danks, Jh (L, 13-11) 5.0 7 4 4 4 1 2 3.77
Hudson, D 2.0 3 1 1 0 2 1 3.38
Torres, C 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.04
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Verlander (W, 19-9) 7.2 6 3 3 2 5 0 3.45
Rodney (S, 37) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.33

WP: Hudson, D, Verlander.
IBB: Cabrera, M (by Danks, Jh).
Pitches-strikes: Danks, Jh 89-53, Hudson, D 36-23, Torres, C 15-10, Verlander 120-79, Rodney 14-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Danks, Jh 8-0, Hudson, D 1-0, Torres, C 1-1, Verlander 5-6, Rodney 2-1.
Batters faced: Danks, Jh 25, Hudson, D 9, Torres, C 4, Verlander 29, Rodney 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Rodney 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 54 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 2:26.
Att: 35,806.
Venue: Comerica Park.
October 4, 2009
October 4, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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