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MLB: Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 4

Aug. 31, 2012 at 11:37 PM

DETROIT, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Delmon Young broke open a tie game with a three-run double in the seventh inning Friday, sending Detroit to a 7-4 win over the Chicago White Sox.

In a meeting between the top two teams in the American League Central, the Tigers climbed to within two games of the division lead.

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Chicago twice came from behind to tie the game, doing so for the second time in the sixth when Paul Konerko delivered a sacrifice fly.

Detroit then loaded the bases with nobody out in the seventh on a walk to Andy Dirks, a single by Miguel Cabrera and a pitch that hit Prince Fielder.

That brought up Young, who ripped an 0-1 pitch to deep center off Jake Peavy (9-10) for the key hit of the contest.

Octavio Dotel (5-2) threw 1 2/3 innings of one-hit relief to get the victory and Jose Valverde came on in the ninth to grab his 27th save.

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