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Loss sets stage
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White Sox 8, Tigers 4
Curtis Granderson celebrates his leadoff homer with Placido Polanco. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (83-72)
Lost 1
Chi White Sox 8, Detroit 4   CWS
Chi White Sox (75-81)
Won 1
September 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2   4 7 1
Chi White Sox
0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 X   8 10 0
Standings thru 9/27/09  |  Recap: DET | CWS  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  White Sox stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .250
  b-Raburn, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .286
Polanco, 2B 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 .288
Thomas, C, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .243
Cabrera, M, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .329
Huff, DH 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .243
  a-Thames, M, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Guillen, LF 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 .258
Inge, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .228
Laird, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .229
Santiago, R, SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .272
Totals 32 4 7 4 5 7 17  

a-Popped out for Huff in the 8th. b-Singled for Granderson in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Granderson (22, Pena, R), Guillen (10, Thornton).
HR: Granderson (28, 1st inning off Hudson, D, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Guillen 2; Santiago, R 2; Raburn; Granderson 7.
RBI: Granderson (68), Guillen (40), Santiago, R (32), Raburn (42).
2-out RBI: Santiago, R; Raburn.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, M; Inge; Polanco 2.
SF: Guillen.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Inge (19, fielding).

 
Chi White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Podsednik, CF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .303
Beckham, G, 3B 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 .270
Pierzynski, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .302
Dye, DH 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .251
Kotsay, 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .284
Ramirez, Al, SS 4 2 1 0 0 0 2 .278
Quentin, LF 4 1 2 4 0 0 0 .236
Getz, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .261
Rios, A, RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .244
Totals 34 8 10 8 1 3 8  

BATTING
2B: Quentin (13, Jackson, E), Rios, A (30, Jackson, E), Beckham, G (26, Jackson, E).
3B: Podsednik (6, Jackson, E).
HR: Quentin (19, 8th inning off Rodney, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Rios, A 2; Beckham, G 3; Podsednik 4; Quentin 6; Ramirez, Al; Kotsay; Dye.
RBI: Quentin 4 (53), Podsednik (46), Beckham, G (60), Dye (79), Kotsay (21).
2-out RBI: Quentin 4; Kotsay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Getz; Ramirez, Al.
Team RISP: 5-for-9.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Podsednik (11, 2nd base by Jackson, E/Laird).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Podsednik (Huff at 2nd base).
DP: (Podsednik-Getz).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Jackson, E (L, 13-8) 7.0 7 5 5 1 3 0 3.36
Ni, F 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.70
Rodney 0.1 3 3 3 0 0 1 4.35
Perry 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.03
 
Chi White Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hudson, D (W, 1-1) 6.0 3 2 2 5 4 1 3.24
Pena, R (H, 11) 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.16
Thornton (S, 3) 1.1 3 2 2 0 1 0 2.82

Jackson, E pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

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
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