Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 9/17/12
If the Detroit Tigers end up missing the playoffs and a CSI unit is sent to the scene of a criminal waste of great talent, the investigators are likely going to determine the cause of death to be coughing up leads in the last two one-run losses. Detroit was up by three runs Monday before losing, 5-4, to the White Sox and dropping three games behind Chicago in the American League Central standings with 16 games to play. Starter Doug Fister picked a bad game to lose his usual crisp effectiveness, while the Tigers made mistakes and didn't take advantage of Chicago's miscues. On Sunday, closer Jose Valverde blew a save in the ninth inning of a loss to the Indians -- this seasons thorn in the paw of the Tigers. The division race would have two first-place teams today had Detroit won both games. Instead, the Tigers are fading and running out time. What will it take for the Tigers pull it out? Their margin for error is very slim now. With their next 10 games at Comerica Park, they p...
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