The Tigers, White Sox, and Twins all earned wins Friday night to keep the AL Central race tight. Detroit battled out a 3 hit shutout by Zack Greinke to earn the win behind a 3 hit shutout of their own by Jarrod Washburn. Brandon Inge’s 9th inning walkoff home run sealed the victory for the Tigers.
The White Sox, meanwhile, edged out an 8-7 victory behind Alexei Ramirez’s 10th inning solo shot. Bobby Jenks gave up 2 out singles to Ryan Sweeney and Tommy Everidge before retiring Nomar Garciaparra to close out a Chicago win.
The Minnesota Twins shut out the Cleveland Indians by a score of 11-0 behind Scott Baker’s 2 hit shutout to remain 5 games back of the AL Central lead. Jason Kubel went 3-4 with 5 RBI to lead the charge for Minnesota.