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Detroit avoids no-hitter, wins in a laugher: Tigers 9, White Sox 2

Final - 9.17.2010 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit Tigers 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 9 10 0
Chicago White Sox 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
WP: Max Scherzer (11 - 10)
LP: Edwin Jackson (3 - 2)

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Remember that one time when the Tigers were being no-hit in the sixth inning? It looked so bleak that game.

Oh wait, that was tonight, wasn't it?

For most of the game, it looked like Edwin Jackson had a good chance at getting his second no-hitter of the year. The White Sox were making plays. He was getting nasty strikeouts. Dark clouds on the horizon.

Then Jackson felt a bit uncomfortable on the mound -- whether it was the mound or some leg cramping, as Fox Sports analyst Rod Allen speculated -- who's to say? Whatever the case, two outs into the sixth inning Austin Jackson legged out an infield single, and that seemed to change everything.

In the seventh, with Edwin Jackson looking uncomfortable Alex Avila had a key two-run double, and Austin Jackson a two-run homer. The Tigers put a crooked (curvy, really) number on the board for the 6-2 lead in the seventh inning so fast your head would spin, and it was pretty much over.

Tigers starter Max Scherzer was way too dominant to lose with a four-run lead. He finished the night with 11 strikeouts in eight innings. He walked two, and the only two hits he allowed were solo home runs.

Notable, Jhonny Peralta had two hits. Brandon Inge finally had his 200th career double after the fact appeared in the Tigers' game notes for, like, ever. Strangely, Miguel Cabrera had four strikeouts.

After a brutal start to the season series, the Tigers and White Sox are now tied at 8-8. They'll finish the series with a pair of nationally televised games. They'll be on Fox (check your local listings) Saturday and ESPN on Sunday.