Found August 22, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
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DETROIT -- The Tigers still have a comfortable lead in the AL Central, and the odds are overwhelming that they will be playing baseball in October for the third straight season. Thursday, though, they looked more like refugees from a World War II movie than a championship-caliber baseball team. Justin Verlander couldn't pitch, Austin Jackson couldn't catch and Miguel Cabrera's injuries had gotten to the point where he was bleeding through his uniform. Not a trickle of blood, like Curt Schilling's famous sock, but something that looked like a battle wound. The Tigers were still able to make the game close against the hapless Twins -- Jackson's three-run homer helped Detroit overcome a 6-2 deficit, and they had the winning run on base in the ninth -- but Minnesota walked out of Comerica Park with a 7-6 victory and a 2-1 win in the three-game series. The worst part for the Tigers is that Verlander took a step back after it finally looked like he was ready to end a t...
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