The Detroit Tigers finally have a little bit of breathing room in what has been an air-tight AL Central title race.
Miguel Cabrera has no such luxury as he tries to become the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years.
Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, moving the Tigers to a season-high three game lead over the White Sox in the AL Central.
The White Sox lost to Tampa Bay 6-2. So with three games to go, Detroit can clinch the division title with a win in Kansas City on Monday or a Chicago loss to Cleveland.
''We're not all the way happy yet,'' Fielder said. ''We have what, three games left? Try to win those and after that, we'll see what happens.''
Fielder's opposite-field shot off Jared Burton (3-2) just barely cleared the wall in left field for his 30th homer of the season.
Cabrera, who is trying to become the first player since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win the Triple Crown, went 0 for 3...