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vs. CWS
L 5-7
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vs. CWS
W 6-2
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Tigers-Royals Preview

(AP) -- With the season winding down, the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals are ready to put it all on the line this weekend.

Justin Verlander takes the mound opposite Jason Vargas as these AL Central rivals open a vital three-game set at Kauffman Stadium.

The Tigers (84-68) enter Friday night's showdown one-half game ahead of the Royals (83-68) for first place.

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Leaders
AVG: N. Aoki.281
HR: A. Gordon19
RBI: A. Gordon70
SB: J. Dyson34
W: J. Shields14
ERA: J. Shields3.15
Saves: G. Holland42
K: J. Shields170
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Detroit 8468.553-
Kansas City 8368.5500.5
Cleveland 7973.5205
Chi White Sox 6983.45415
Minnesota 6587.42819
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .261 (4)
Runs: 610 (16)
Hits: 1353 (7)
Home Runs: 93 (30)
Stolen Bases: 142 (1)
OBP: .312 (18)
SLG: .375 (19)
Total Bases: 1946 (20)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.51 (10)
Runs Allowed: 589 (12)
Saves: 48 (5)
Strikeouts: 1090 (25)
OpBA: .251 (18)
OBP: .310 (13)
SLG: .377 (12)
Run Support: 4.03 (16)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/17 C. Colon Placed on 15-Day DL (Fractured right middle finger)
9/11 C. Dwyer Outrighted to Minors
9/11 B. Wood Outrighted to Minors
9/8 B. Chen Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
9/5 B. Chen Released
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/6 D. Duffy Left shoulder soreness (day-to-day)
8/28 M. Mariot Strained right hamstring (on 60-day DL)
8/18 S. Perez Sore knee (day-to-day)
8/3 S. Downs off 15-day DL
8/1 E. Hosmer off 15-day DL
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