Saturday, September 18, 2010
Verlander Beats Sox, Twins Magic Number Drops
Rookie 2B Will Rhymes had gone 2-3 with a walk against the White Sox on Saturday. However, when Ozzie Guillen went to Chris Sale with the game tied at three in the top of the 8th inning, Jim Leyland countered by having Scott Sizemore pinch hit for Rhymes. Sizemore responded with a long, three-run homer that gave the Tigers a 6-3 lead. A lead they would hold onto the rest of the way.
Justin Verlander went the distance for the Tigers. He threw 123 pitches for the Win. The win pushes the Tigers back to .500 at 74-74. The loss pushes the Twins lead to 10 games in the AL Central and it drops the Magic Number to …
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