The Detroit Tigers (52-50) are currently 6.5 games back of the Chicago White Sox (58-43) in the AL Central standings. It very easily could have been 5.5 games back as they blew their lead going into the top of the ninth to lose 6-5 Friday. It was the second straight comeback win for Chicago, and their 16th in their last 24 games. The go ahead HR was hit by All-star roster snubbed Jermaine Dye who had this to say about the game, “A big game for them getting back into the race and we stole one.” With two outs in the top of the ninth and one man on base, Dye stepped to the plate against Tigers closer Todd Jones. After a quick 2-0 count, Dye hit the next pitch over the fence to give Chicago the lead, and they never looked back. D.J. Carrasco was given the win for pitching the eight, and Bobby Jenks was given the save. Todd Jones was tacked with the loss.
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