CHICAGO(AP) No matter how much they win,
can't seem to shake Minnesota in the AL Central.
Cabrera got four hits and drove in four runs, giving him at least 100 RBIs for the sixth consecutive season, and Detroit rallied
from a five-run deficit to beat the
Chicago White Sox
12-5 on Saturday night.
each had three of Detroit's 20 hits, including singles in the decisive seventh inning, to help the Tigers win for the fifth
time in six games.
The first-place Tigers, two games ahead of Minnesota in the AL Central, host the Twins in a four-game series beginning Monday.
Minnesota won 11-6 at Kansas City on Saturday night.
''They're just not losing,'' Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. ''They're putting good pressure on us. If you handle it right,
it's good pressure. If you handle it wrong, it's bad pressure. I thought we responded tremendously. It was a hell of a comeback.''
Cabrera responded with his bat - as he's done ever since he reached the majors at age 20 with Florida.
''(Getting 100 RBIs) is something you have in your mind before the season,'' he said. ''I hit it today, but the more important
thing is we came back. That's very satisfying. The most important thing is winning. It doesn't matter how.''
While the Tigers rejoiced, the
clubhouse was quiet after manager
used his postgame press conference to unleash the kind of expletive-filled diatribe for which he's famous.
''If they think the season's over for them, yes. If they think the season's over for me, no,'' said Guillen, whose team was
eliminated earlier in the week. ''If you don't have pride to play this game, if you don't care about it, get another job.
''I'm not in the pennant race, but at least I have some pride. When you go (into the clubhouse) and turn the TV on and watch
the stupid football, when the damn football players don't (care) about you, that's embarrassing.''
He then stormed into the clubhouse and screamed that he'll destroy televisions that get turned on during games in the season's
didn't witness Guillen's rant, but said he also is frustrated.
''I'm all for no TV, no music, no kids, across the board when you don't win,'' Konerko said.
faced the minimum 12 batters over the first four innings before allowing Cabrera's leadoff homer in the fifth. Cabrera singled
home two more runs in the sixth, cutting Detroit's deficit to 5-3.
In each of the next two innings, the Tigers scored four runs on six hits and sent 10 batters to the plate.
opened the seventh with a single. Laird singled with one out and
followed with an RBI single. Granderson then singled to tie the game.
That ended the night for Garcia (2-4), who allowed 10 hits in 6 1-3 innings.
''We just continued to get guys on base and put pressure on him,'' Granderson said. ''Finally, we were able to get to him.''
Polanco lined reliever
's third pitch into right field to put Detroit ahead, and
's single made it 7-5.
Detroit broke it open in the eighth against
on Granderson's RBI triple, Polanco's run-scoring double and RBI singles by
and Cabrera. Granderson singled home a ninth-inning run.
gave up five runs and six hits in 3 1-3 innings,
(2-1) allowed only one hit over 2 2-3 innings to earn the win.
built their big lead on
's three-run homer,
' solo shot and
's RBI single. They could have scored even more runs but grounded into five double plays.
NOTES: Tigers 3B
is 0 for 9 with six strikeouts in the series, and his error led to two unearned runs in Friday's 2-0 loss.
batted third for the first time this season. He was robbed of a first-inning homer on a leaping grab by
in LF. ... Granderson was 4 for 27 in his career against Garcia until his seventh-inning single.