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Tigers Vs. White Sox: Jacob Turner Can Help Tigers Maintain AL Central Lead

With Saturday's win over the Chicago White Sox, the Detroit Tigers hold the American League Central lead for the first time since May 1. Detroit will need a rapid improvement from top prospect Jacob Turner Sunday afternoon if they have any hope of earning a three-game sweep and making that lead last.

In his previous start, only his second of 2012, Turner (0-1, 10.29 ERA) made it through just two innings against the Angels and gave up seven runs. He'll be facing a Chicago lineup that's scored just 18 runs in its past eight games (2.3 per game) and a team that's just 3-6 since the All-Star Break.

Phil Humber (4-4, 5.77 ERA), making his second start since returning Tuesday from a right flexor strain, takes the ball for the White Sox. He earned a win by going six innings and allowing four runs against Boston Tuesday after sitting out since June 16 with the injury.

Detroit has won 14 of 18 against Chicago at Comerica Park and can extend their AL Central lead to 1.5 games with a win Sunday afternoon.

First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 pm CT and will be televised on Fox Sports-Detroit.

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