Tigers Vs. White Sox: Detroit Settles For Split As It Loses Makeup Game, 5-4

The Detroit Tigers fell to the Chicago White Sox on Monday afternoon, 5-4. It was a playoff atmosphere in Chicago, and starting pitcher Doug Fister wasn't up to the challenge.

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Tigers Vs. White Sox Final Score: Detroit Falls To Chicago In Makeup Game, 5-4

The Detroit Tigers dropped a 5-4 decision to the Chicago White Sox on Monday afternoon, preventing them from winning a four-game series that started a week ago. The game was a makeup for last Thursday's series finale, which was postponed due to rain. With the loss, the Detroit fell three games behind the first-place White Sox in the AL Central.

In a game that had a bit of a playoff atmosphere, the Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning, thanks to run-scoring hits from Austin Jackson and Delmon Young. Doug Fister was unable to capitalize on the early run support, though, as he allowed the White Sox to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth. Fister had a chance to get out of a bases-loaded jam, but hit Gordon Beckham with a pitch instead. Dewayne Wise would single in the next at-bat, scoring two runs and knotting the game at three apiece.

Young would provide another RBI hit in the fifth, scoring Miguel Cabrera, who doubled to lead off the inning. That gave the Tigers a one-run lead, but an errant throw by Omar Infante on a double-play attempt in the bottom half of the inning allowed two runs to score, which gave the White Sox a lead that wouldn't be relinquished. Chicago's bullpen was a big reason for that, as five relievers combined to throw five innings of shutout ball, allowing just one hit in the process.

Young and Prince Fielder each had two hits for the Tigers. Meanwhile, Fister was not at his best, as he gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits in four innings.

The Tigers will play host to the Oakland Athletics beginning on Tuesday, in another series with big postseason implications.

For more on the Tigers, be sure to visit Bless You Boys. Additional coverage on the White Sox can be found at South Side Sox, while Baseball Nation is the place to go for news and analysis across the league.

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Tigers Vs. White Sox: Series Finale Postponed Due To Rain

Justin Verlander and Chris Sale were scheduled to meet on Thursday with first place in the AL Central on the line, but heavy rain has forced the game to be postponed until Monday. The official announcement from the Tigers can be found below:

The Tigers and White Sox were not scheduled to meet again during the 2012 regular season and both teams had an open date on their schedule Monday. It will be the last time this season that the two clubs meet, and the Tigers currently trail the White Sox by a game in the division.

Detroit will head to Cleveland for a weekend series with the Indians before making up the game with the White Sox. The Tigers and Indians are scheduled to begin that series Friday night at 7:05 p.m. ET.

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Tigers Vs. White Sox Final Score: Max Scherzer Powers Detroit to Critical 8-5 Win

The Detroit Tigers rode Max Scherzer's pitching and timely hitting to a crucial 8-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night. The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fourth, when a Kevin Youkilis home run gave Chicago a 1-0 lead. A fielders choice and two RBI singles gave Detroit a 3-1 lead in the fifth, and a three-run Prince Fielder home run in the seventh extended the lead to 6-1. Detroit added two insurance runs in the eighth inning on a pair of doubles by Alex Avila and Austin Jackson, runs that proved to be critical. Chicago attempted a comeback in the eighth, with Youkilis' second home run bringing in three runs and cutting Detroit's margin to 8-5. A ninth-inning Alexi Ramirez groundout brought home Alex Rios, before Orlando Hudson struck out looking to end the game.

Max Scherzer was excellent, earning the win after giving up just one run and 4 hits in 6 innings. Scherzer added 7 strikeouts without a walk. Jose Valverde got the save despite allowing a run in the ninth. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd took the loss.

The win took the Tigers to 75-67 on the season and cut the White Sox lead in the AL Central to one game.

The teams return to action in the fourth and final game of the series tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 ET.

Be sure to visit Bless You Boys for more on the Tigers, and check out South Side Sox for more White Sox coverage. Also head over to Baseball Nation for even more news and analysis from around the league.

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Tigers Vs. White Sox: AL Central Is On The Line For Both Teams

The Detroit Tigers got an important win Tuesday night in Chicago against the White Sox. Two more, including one Wednesday night, and they can pull into a tie atop the AL Central.

It's there for the Tigers, and Detroit has sizzling starter Max Scherzer on the mound against White Sox starter Gavin Floyd. Scherzer (15-6) is 7-1 in his last 10 starts since July 19. He has a 2.37 ERA in those 10 starts and has struck out 88 batters.

On Sept. 1, Scherzer beat the Sox with eight shutout innings and nine strikeouts. But that game was in Detroit. In Chicago, Scherzer has lost two of his last three starts and has a 5.63 ERA.

The division-leading White Sox could use the return of slugger Adam Dunn, who hopes to take batting practice before Wednesday's game but is still dealing with pain from a strained right oblique.

Wednesday's game will be on Fox Sports Detroit and Radio 97.1 at 7:10 CT.

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Tigers Vs. White Sox Final Score: Errors, Home Runs Doom Detroit In 6-1 Loss

A nightmare sixth inning seemingly summed up the Tigers season and undid them in a 6-1 loss to the White Sox Monday night in Chicago.

The loss pushes the Tigers three games of back of the White Sox in the AL Central standings.

The Tigers scored first on an RBI single from Jhonny Peralta. In the sixth, Alex Rios hit a three-run home run and A.J. Pierzynski followed with a solo shot two pitches later to extend the lead to 4-1. It was a disaster inning for the Tigers, as starter Rick Porcello had pitched well up to that point, and the Tigers' defense committed two errors in the frame.

The Tigers went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position, while the Sox went 2-for-16. Eight of the nine players in Detroit's starting lineup had a hit.

For more on the Tigers, be sure to visit Bless You Boys. Additional coverage on the White Sox can be found at South Side Sox, while Baseball Nation is the place to go for all things MLB.

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