Sox a Game Away From Twins Showdown

5-1 win over Indians leaves tough Tigers last obstacle to playoff
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2008 3:04 AM CDT
Sox a Game Away From Twins Showdown
Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, left, celebrates with first baseman Paul Konerko after Chicago's 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians.    (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

(Newser) – The American League Central Division crown is still up for grabs with the resounding White Sox win yesterday over the Cleveland Indians, 5-1, snapping a five-game losing streak. The Sox—a half game behind the Minnesota Twins—play a make-up game against the Detroit Tigers today. If the Sox lose, the Twins take the division. If the Sox win, there will be a one game play-off for all the marbles, reports the Chicago Sun Times.

White Sox manager Ozzie Guilen expects a powerful effort by the Tigers and pitcher Freddy Garcia, although Detroit is out of the running. "Freddy is going to try to beat us," Guillen said. "The Tigers will play real hard. We have to be prepared for them."

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