DETROIT Justin Verlander and the Tigers swept the Chicago White Sox out of Comerica Park with an emphatic 4-2 victory Sunday night on national TV, giving them a tie for the Central Division lead.
But how much does it really mean at this point?
"We feel like we made this statement last time, and obviously we didnt continue to play great," Verlander said. "I think we just need to maintain the intensity we had this series. I think guys showed that our ability to play clutch is really good.
"We had guys that put up great at-bats, guys that pitched extremely well. I think we just need to realize we need to take that intensity into every game."
Verlander is referring to the last time the White Sox came to town. The Tigers swept them in a three-game home series July 20-22 to take a one-game lead in the Central Division. They then promptly went out and dropped six of their next eight games to fall back into second place, where they have been stuck until this weekend.
Since then, it'...