Sports
5:31 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Tigers extend season with 5-3 win over White Sox

DETROIT – Justin Verlander and Ryan Raburn gave the Detroit Tigers at least one more game.

Raburn hit two homers and Magglio Ordonez had a solo shot to lead slumping Detroit over the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Sunday, assuring the Tigers of at least a tiebreaker for the AL Central title.

The Tigers and Twins began the day tied for the division lead. The Twins won at home against Kansas City.

The Twins will host a one-game playoff Tuesday.

Detroit won for only the third time in eight games.