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A sometimes-irreverent look at Detroit's Boys of Summer, the Tigers, as they try to return to the top of the American League Central.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lineups for White Sox vs Tigers, Magic Number 5 edition (Sale vs. Verlander)

The Tigers inched incrementally closer to the playoffs with Tuesday night's walk-off win over the White Sox, but didn't add anything to their lead in the AL Central, as the Royals managed to keep pace.

Wednesday's series finale pits Justin Verlander against Chris Sale, with the Tigers needing a win  to negate any chance for the Royals to re-tie the division.

Magic number to clinch the AL Central: 5
Games that impact: White Sox at Tigers, 1:08 p.m.; Royals (Vargas) at Indians (Bauer), 7:10 p.m.

Magic number to clinch a playoff berth: 2
Games that impact: Seattle (Walker) at Toronto (Buehrle), 7:10 p.m.

Ian Kinsler, 2B
Torii Hunter, RF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Victor Martinez, DH
J.D. Martinez, LF
Nick Castellanos, 3B
Bryan Holaday, C
Andrew Romine, SS
Rajai Davis, CF

Pitcher: Justin Verlander, RHP (14-12, 4.68 ERA)

Adam Eaton, CF
Alexei Ramirez, SS
Jose Abreu, 1B
Conor Gillaspie, 3B
Avisail Garcia, RF
Dayan Viciedo, DH
Jordan Danks, LF
Tyler Flowers, C
Marcus Semien, 2B

Pitcher: Chris Sale, LHP (12-4, 2.20 ERA)


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