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Peavy, White Sox beat Verlander, Tigers 7-4

Jul 26th, 2013 - Sports News

— Jake Peavy pitched into the eighth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat Justin Verlander and Detroit 7-4 Thursday as the Tigers again played minus Miguel Cabrera.

Cabrera missed his third straight game because of an injured left hip flexor. The AL MVP left in the middle of Monday's game.

Detroit right fielder, Torii Hunter, left Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox in the eighth inning because of a sore left Achilles. Hunter says the problem was caused by dress shoes that were too tight.

Hunter homered during Detroit's 7-4 loss.

Hunter was confident he would play Friday night at home against Philadelphia despite being listed as day to day.

MVP Cabrera sits out 3rd straight game

Reigning American League MVP Miguel Cabrera is not in Detroit's lineup for the third straight game Thursday against the Chicago White Sox.

The Tigers third baseman who was baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years last season left Monday's game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a left hip flexor injury. Detroit manager Jim Leyland gave no update Thursday on Cabrera's condition other than to say he's not playing.

Cabrera is hitting a major league-best .358 with 31 home runs and 96 RBIs.

Don Kelly is playing third for Detroit and batting seventh.

Without Cabrera in the lineup, Detroit has won two in a row over the White Sox and scored 12 runs.

Meanwhile.....Tigers' second baseman Omar Infante, played for the West Michigan White Caps Thursday night as part of his rehab assignment. He was in the starting lineup but left the game in the 4th inning due to a set back to his injured ankle.

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