The Detroit Tigers are on the verge of clinching back-to-back postseason berths for the first time in 77 years and could use a better performance from Rick Porcello if they want to pull off that feat Monday night.
While Porcello will try to earn his first win in nine starts, Miguel Cabrera will continue his pursuit of history when the Tigers open a three-game road series against the Kansas City Royals.
Detroit (86-73) moved three games ahead of Chicago in the AL Central on Sunday with a 2-1 win in Minnesota and the White Sox's 6-2 home loss to Tampa Bay.
"We're not all the way happy yet," said first baseman Prince Fielder, who hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning. "We have what, three games left? Try to win those and after that, we'll see what happens."
While Fielder played the hero, Cabrera went 0 for 3 with an intentional walk. The Tigers' third baseman is seeking to become the first hitter to win the triple crown since Boston's Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
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