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Tigers 12, White Sox 5
Miguel Cabrera connects on a two-run single in the sixth inning. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
It looked bad early for the Tigers, after Nate Robertson exited early and the offense was quiet. But Detroit mounted a comeback, highlighted by Miguel Cabrera's four hits and four runs in each of the seventh and eighth innings. The Tigers' division lead over the Twins remains two games and their magic number is seven.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (83-71)
Won 1
Detroit 12, Chi White Sox 5   CWS
Chi White Sox (74-81)
Lost 1
September 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 0 0 0 1 2 4 4 1   12 20 1
Chi White Sox
1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   5 8 0
Standings thru 9/26/09  |  Recap: DET | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  White Sox stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 6 2 3 3 0 1 0 .246
Polanco, 2B 5 2 3 2 1 0 0 .290
Ordonez, RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .297
  1-Thomas, C, PR-RF 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 .247
Cabrera, Mi, 1B 6 1 4 4 0 0 4 .331
Huff, DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .244
  a-Thames, M, PH-DH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .251
Guillen, LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .256
  Raburn, LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .283
Inge, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 .230
Laird, C 5 3 3 0 0 0 1 .232
Everett, SS 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 .235
Totals 46 12 20 12 3 5 20  

a-Intentionally walked for Huff in the 7th.
1-Ran for Ordonez in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Ordonez (21, Garcia, F), Polanco (31, Linebrink), Laird (23, Nunez, J).
3B: Granderson (8, Linebrink).
HR: Cabrera, Mi (32, 5th inning off Garcia, F, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Granderson 5; Polanco 4; Ordonez 3; Thomas, C; Cabrera, Mi 7; Huff; Guillen; Raburn; Laird 4; Everett.
RBI: Cabrera, Mi 4 (100), Everett (44), Granderson 3 (67), Polanco 2 (71), Ordonez (42), Thomas, C (39).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, Mi 3; Granderson; Polanco; Thomas, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen 2; Inge 2; Cabrera, Mi.
GIDP: Huff.
Team RISP: 11-for-18.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Laird (5, 2nd base off Linebrink/Flowers).

FIELDING
E: Robertson, N (1, pickoff).
DP: 5 (Polanco-Everett-Cabrera, Mi 2, Everett-Polanco-Cabrera, Mi 3).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, DH 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .302
Beckham, 3B 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 .268
Ramirez, Al, SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .278
Konerko, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .279
  b-Fields, PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219
Dye, RF 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .251
Quentin, LF 4 1 1 3 0 0 1 .233
Rios, CF 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .244
Nix, J, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .235
  a-Wise, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .211
  Lillibridge, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
Flowers, C 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 .167
Totals 30 5 8 5 4 5 13  

a-Singled for Nix, J in the 7th. b-Grounded into a double play for Konerko in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Rios (17, 2nd inning off Robertson, N, 0 on, 2 out), Quentin (18, 4th inning off Robertson, N, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Podsednik 2; Beckham; Ramirez, Al; Quentin 4; Rios 5; Wise.
RBI: Beckham (59), Rios (68), Quentin 3 (49).
2-out RBI: Rios.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Flowers.
GIDP: Konerko; Quentin; Podsednik; Ramirez, Al; Fields.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
DP: (Konerko-Garcia, F).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Robertson, N 3.1 6 5 4 3 2 2 5.56
Figaro (W, 2-1) 2.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.74
Miner (H, 8) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.31
Lyon 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.82
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Garcia, F (L, 2-4) 6.1 10 7 7 0 3 1 4.78
Pena, T 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.27
Williams 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.17
Linebrink 0.2 5 4 4 0 2 0 4.75
Nunez, J 1.1 3 1 1 2 0 0 9.53

WP: Robertson, N, Linebrink, Nunez, J.
IBB: Dye (by Robertson, N), Thames, M (by Williams).
Pitches-strikes: Robertson, N 55-28, Figaro 28-16, Miner 14-10, Lyon 27-16, Garcia, F 87-62, Pena, T 10-8, Williams 10-3, Linebrink 35-22, Nunez, J 31-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Robertson, N 4-1, Figaro 5-0, Miner 1-0, Lyon 3-1, Garcia, F 5-8, Pena, T 0-1, Williams 1-0, Linebrink 0-0, Nunez, J 2-0.
Batters faced: Robertson, N 16, Figaro 8, Miner 4, Lyon 6, Garcia, F 28, Pena, T 3, Williams 2, Linebrink 7, Nunez, J 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Figaro 1-0, Pena, T 2-2, Williams 2-0, Nunez, J 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:50.
Att: 35,590.
September 26, 2009

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