Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 9/24/12
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(AP) -- The Detroit Tigers wasted a key chance to move atop the AL Central. They'll hope their ace can get them back on track. A day after being surprisingly swept in a doubleheader, Justin Verlander will try to help the Tigers bounce back Monday night when they host a Kansas City Royals club that caused plenty of problems for the reigning MVP last month. Detroit (80-72) is one game back of Central-leading Chicago heading into the final 10 games of the regular season as it looks to win its second straight division title. The White Sox fell 4-1 at Los Angeles on Sunday as their losing streak reached five games, but the Tigers failed to take advantage. Detroit lost 10-4 to Minnesota in the first game of its doubleheader before dropping the nightcap 2-1 in 10 innings. "It's not disappointing," manager Jim Leyland insisted. "We're one game back with 10 games to play." Verlander (15-8, 2.74 ERA) will try to give Detroit a chance to turn the division race into a dead heat, but the W...
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