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Placido Polanco Wins It in the Ninth As Tigers Win Second Straight Over White Sox

It was another close, but the Tigers pulled a game out of their hat as they took their series against the White Sox and for the second straight day, they won the game on a walk off hit.  Brandon Inge put the Tigers on the board in the third inning with a solo homer (his first since July 21) off of Mark Buehrle and the game remained at 1-0 until the White Sox came to bat in the ninth.  Then the White Sox tagged Fernando Rodney for two runs and things looked grim as the Tigers came to bat in the ninth against Bobby Jenks.

Timo Perez led off with an infield single and then ended at second after Danny Richar threw the ball away.  Mike Rabelo then bunted Perez over to third and Cameron Maybin came in to pinch run for Perez.  Sean Casey then tied the game up with a single and he was replaced by Omar Infante on the bases.  Brandon Inge grounded out but it was good enough to move Infante over and then Curtis Granderson was hit by a pitch.  The Placido Polanco came up huge with a walk off, RBI single to win it.

The win moves the Tigers into a tie with the Mariners for second place in the Wild Card race, and ironically, that’s the Tigers opponents this weekend.  Justin Verlander gets the start in the opener tomorrow and it’ll be Miguel Batista throwing for the Mariners. 

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