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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 22:  Chris Bassitt #61 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Comerica Park on September 22, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Rookie Pitcher Shuts Down Tigers As White Sox Edge Detroit, 2-0

Detroit is one game ahead of the second-place Royals, who beat Cleveland 2-0 Monday night, after the Indians finished off a victory in a suspended game against Kansas City.

97.1 The Ticket–15 hours ago

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 20: Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates the victory over the Kansas City Royals with Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers on September 20, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

Game-Changing Appeal Favors Tigers In 3-2 Win Over Royals [VIDEO]

It was 1-1 in the sixth when a line drive and a wild throw led to an appeal toss and a pair of umpire discussions that wound up ruling a Royals runner had left third base too soon.

97.1 The Ticket–09/20/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 19:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a RBI double in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 19, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Offense Explodes In 10-1 Rout Of Royals

A combination of 19 hits and seven scoreless innings from Justin Verlander helped the Tigers jump 1.5 games ahead of the Royals in the Al Central Division.

97.1 The Ticket–09/19/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 15:  Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers checks his mask during the eight inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on June 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-3.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Avila Remains Sidelined With Dizziness; McCann To Start

Rookie catcher James McCann will start in Avila’s place as Detroit begins a crucial three-game series against the Royals, who were a half-game back in the AL Central.

97.1 The Ticket–09/19/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 15: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers congratulates teammate Miguel Cabrera #24 on scoring a run against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on September 15, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Hunter, Cabrera Homer In 9th To Save Bullpen, Tigers Beat Twins 8-6

The Tigers lost a 6-0 lead, but after Joe Mauer’s second two-run single tied the game for the Twins in the eighth inning, Hunter hit the first pitch of the ninth from Casey Fien into the bullpen behind left-center field.

97.1 The Ticket–09/15/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 14: Jonathan Papelbon #58 of the Philadelphia Phillies argues with umpire Joe West #22 after Papelbon was ejected from the game after making an obscene gesture while leaving the field after the final out in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins in a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 5-4. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Phillies’ Papelbon Ejected, Fined, Suspended For Gesture Toward Crowd [VIDEO]

As he walked off the field after finally ending a rough inning, Pabelbon gave a silent message to critical Phillies fans in a suggestive way, or so the MLB believes.

97.1 The Ticket–09/15/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 13:  Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers and catcher Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians watch Avila's two-run home run in the eighth inning that give the Tigers a 5-4 lead at Comerica Park on September 13, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Avila’s Two-Run Bomb In 8th Lifts Tigers Over Indians, 5-4

Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw into the right-field stands for his 11th home run and helped the Tigers retain first place in the AL Central.

97.1 The Ticket–09/13/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 12: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his two-run home run against the Cleveland Indians with Miguel Cabrera #24 during the fourth inning at Comerica Park on September 12, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

J.D. Martinez, Price Lead Tigers Over Indians 7-2

The Tigers are neck and neck with Kansas City atop the AL Central, and if they win the division they can thank Martinez, who has 21 home runs.

97.1 The Ticket–09/12/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 8: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers drives in a run with an infield single in the third inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Tigers Close Gap To One Game With 9-5 Win Over Royals

The Tigers six-run third featured Victor Martinez’s infield RBI single, run-scoring doubles by Don Kelly and Alex Avila, a two-run double by Castellanos and Hunter’s run-scoring single.

97.1 The Ticket–09/08/2014

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 30:  Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after hitting a two-run single against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 30, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Tigers Win Game Two, 8-4, To Salvage Doubleheader Split

The Tigers put it away with three runs in the ninth, as J.D. Martinez hit a sacrifice fly and Alex Avila and Don Kelly added RBI singles.

97.1 The Ticket–08/30/2014

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