Tigers lose sole control of Central, fall to ChiSox

BY foxsports • October 4, 2009

The Detroit Tigers' once-cozy cushion in the AL Central is long gone.

If things do not go Detroit's way on the final scheduled day, its season will be over.

The Tigers dropped into a first-place tie with Minnesota, looking listless Saturday night in a 5-1 loss to Freddy Garcia and the Chicago White Sox.

Detroit is in danger of becoming the only team in baseball history to be in first place on May 10 and stay atop a division until losing the title in the last week.

The Tigers had been alone in first place since play ended July 24 and had a seven-game lead less than a month ago. Minnesota hasn't been in first - alone or tied - since May 14.

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