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Twins & Tigers to play 163rd game to decide Central

DETROIT (KWWL) - The Tigers lived to play another day, as Justin Verlander's solid outing and Ryan Rayburn's two home runs and three RBI gave Detroit a must-win 5-3 decision over the White Sox to keep their playoff hopes afloat.

The Tigers had lost three straight, including the first two of this three-game set, to fall into a tie with Minnesota for the American League Central lead despite having a magic number of two following Wednesday's action.

Because the Twins beat Kansas City on Sunday, they will host the Tigers for a one-game playoff at the Metrodome on Tuesday to determine who will face the AL East-champion Yankees in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Online News Director Nate Leding

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