Curtis Granderson celebrates his leadoff homer with Placido Polanco. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
By Jason Beck / MLB.com
Unable to take advantage of a loss by the second-place Twins, the Tigers and Edwin Jackson were roughed up in their rubber match against the White Sox, sending them into their crucial four-game set vs. Minnesota with a two-game lead in the American League Central.
Game Scores: Jackson, E , Hudson, D . WP: Jackson, E. Pitches-strikes: Jackson, E 111-69, Ni, F 2-1, Rodney 16-9, Perry 7-4, Hudson, D 95-52, Pena, R 30-18, Thornton 27-18. Groundouts-flyouts: Jackson, E 11-3, Ni, F 0-0, Rodney 1-0, Perry 1-0, Hudson, D 1-8, Pena, R 3-0, Thornton 1-0. Batters faced: Jackson, E 29, Ni, F 1, Rodney 4, Perry 1, Hudson, D 25, Pena, R 6, Thornton 7. Inherited runners-scored: Ni, F 1-0, Rodney 1-1. Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Ron Kulpa. 2B: Mark
Carlson. 3B: Kerwin Danley. Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 9 mph, R to L. T:
2:38. Att: 33,685. Venue: U.S. Cellular Field. September 27, 2009 September 27, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner