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The Winnipeg Goldeyes are a win away from their second sweep of the season. Luis Alens RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Goldeyes (8-3) a 7-6 win over the Amarillo Sox (6-6) Wednesday night before 6,434 fans at Shaw Park. Its the fourth time this season the Goldeyes have produced the winning runs in their final at bat and are now 4-0 in one-run games. Amarillo smacked four runs on the board in the first inning on two hits and three Goldeyes errors. Winnipeg was out of the inning without allowing a run, but Goldeyes catcher Dan Barbero missed first baseman Alen with a throw on a strikeout-wild pitch with two outs. The Sox went up 5-0 in the second inning when Tim Alberts led off the inning with a solo home run. Winnipeg would reply in the bottom of the fourth inning when designated hitter Yurendell de Caster blasted a three-run home run to left-centre field, cutting Amarillos lead to 5-3. It was de Casters second home run of the season. In the bottom of the sixth inning, Winnipeg grabbed its first lead of the game when Barbero scored on an Alen single and Ridge Carpenter smoked a two-run double into the right field corner, making it 6-5 Goldeyes. Amarillo tied the game in the top of the seventh inning off a sac fly from Van Pope. Winnipeg loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Amos Ramon grounded out second play to end the inning. After Nick Carr allowed just a walk in the top of the ninth inning, Alen, who finished the game three-for-five with two RBI, hit a single up the middle of the infield with the bases loaded to score the winning run. Carr earned his first win of the season for Winnipeg, while Phil Bartleski is the losing pitcher for Amarillo. The Goldeyes can sweep the Sox for the second time this season in the final game of the series on Thursday. Matthew Rusch (1-0, 5.23) will start for Winnipeg against Amarillo left Chuck Spradlin (2-1, 6.94). The pre-game show with Paul Edmonds on TSN 1290 begins at 10:30am Game time is 11:00am. Stephen Curry Orange Jersey . The 24-year-old Raley was 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA for Chicago in his first two career starts after being called up from Iowa on Aug. 7. He was optioned to Iowa on Monday after losing 3-0 to Cincinnati in Chicago on Sunday. Stephen Curry Jersey . ANNES, England -- The ball tumbled over the edge of a pot bunker and appeared to put Adam Scott in the worst spot he had been all day at the British Open. . After blowing leads in a pair of third periods during a recent trip, the Capitals finished strong Friday night in a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Harrison Barnes Jersey . Frank Francisco walked a pair of batters with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning, then gave up a two-run double to Martin Prado that put the potential tying run on third and the go-ahead run on second. Stephen Curry Youth Jersey . -- The Oakland Athletics landed their veteran shortstop in Stephen Drew. DETROIT -- Justin Verlanders second pitch of the night went sailing over the wall in right field, and the struggling ace figured out immediately what was wrong. "I just realized pretty quickly that I didnt have great fastball control, so I started to give a little bit more effort -- thinking, Well, if I dont have great control, Im not going to get beat with 90 (mph) over the plate," Verlander said. "Id rather get beat with 95, 96." The White Sox didnt have much of a chance once Verlander made his crucial adjustment. He shut down Chicago after the first inning, and Delmon Young hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the sixth Sunday night to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 victory and a share of first place in the AL Central. Alejandro De Aza homered off Verlander (13-7) to lead off the game, but the right-hander was outstanding after that. He allowed four hits in eight innings, striking out 11 with two walks. The Tigers swept the three-game series to pull even with the White Sox atop the division. "Like I said, this wasnt the Super Bowl today, this was a game. We had a good weekend," Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. "We just beat a very good team, a team thats been in first place for most of the year. Its going to be hard to take that away from them. Theyre good and theyve answered every bell so far." Chris Sale (15-6) allowed four runs and five hits in six innings. Jose Valverde allowed a run in the ninth but held on for his 28th save in 32 chances. Pinch-hitter Dan Johnson hit an RBI single off Valverde, and with men on first and third, Orlando Hudson hit a line drive to centre. Austin Jackson momentarily misjudged it before tracking back to make the game-ending catch. Amid a playoff-type atmosphere for a rare Sunday night game at Comerica Park, De Aza struck immediately. In his first at-bat after coming off the disabled list, he connected for his seventh homer of the year. De Aza had been out with injured ribs. Verlander shook off that setback quickly, striking out three in the first inning and making it clear this would not be a repeat of his eight-run, 12-hit disaster at Kansas City in his previous start. Sale was sharp too. He struck out seven and walked four, but Brennan Boesch sent a drive to centre in the fifth for his 12th homer of the season, tying the game. In the sixth, Omar Infante singled and Miguel Cabrera walked to start a Detroit rally. Prince Fielder struck out, but Young -- who is on an eight-game hitting streak -- homered to left. It was his 17th home run of the year. "Just trying to put a ball in play and hope for the best," Young said.dddddddddddd "I was looking fastballs so I can get ready and just try to make the adjustment." When Sale returned to the dugout, he angrily sent a container of gum flying. The lead was plenty safe with Verlander, who passed teammate Max Scherzer to take a 209-204 lead atop baseballs strikeout chart. Its the first time two Detroit pitchers have reached 200 since Mickey Lolich and Joe Coleman did it three straight seasons from 1971-73. Verlander received a huge ovation from the crowd after striking out Dewayne Wise with his 124th and final pitch. This is Verlanders fourth straight season with 200 strikeouts and sixth straight with 200 innings pitched. The White Sox have lost seven straight to the Tigers. They were swept in a three-game series at Comerica in July, momentarily ceding first place to Detroit before taking it back in short order. Now the teams look set for a tense September. The Tigers begin a series with Cleveland on Monday, while the White Sox head back to Chicago for a 10-game homestand that includes a four-game showdown with Detroit from Sept. 10-13. There was already a hint of contentiousness in this one, when Verlander and A.J. Pierzynski exchanged words during one of the Chicago designated hitters two strikeouts. "After the 1-0 pitch, he yelled something -- two words that I could not repeat either one of them," Verlander said. "So I had some words back at him once he struck out." Pierzynski downplayed the incident. "The way (Max) Scherzer and Verlander pitched the last couple nights makes it tough on anybody," he said. "You could throw the 27 Yankees out there and theyre going to get them out." Scherzer went eight scoreless innings for Detroit on Saturday night. Chicago slugger Adam Dunn missed his second straight game Sunday with a strained oblique. NOTES: As expected, the Tigers recalled RHP Al Alburquerque from Triple-A Toledo before the game. He hasnt pitched for Detroit since off-season surgery on his pitching elbow. ... Jackson reached in the fifth on a weird error when first baseman Paul Konerko let the ball roll all the way until it hit the base and bounced away, allowing Jackson -- who wasnt close to the bag yet -- to arrive safely. ... Chicagos Tyler Flowers went from first to third on a wild pitch with two out in the seventh but was stranded. ... Detroit RHP Anibal Sanchez (2-4) starts Monday against Cleveland RHP Corey Kluber (0-3). ... Chicago LHP Hector Santiago (2-1) starts against Minnesota RHP Samuel Deduno (5-2). ' ' '

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