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Tigers lose 104th game, move closer to first overall pick

DETROIT (AP) Edwin Jackson allowed five runs in five innings, and the Detroit Tigers took control of the race for the top pick in next June's amateur draft with an 8-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

Detroit (44-104) has lost two of the first three games of the four-game series against the Orioles (49-100), opening a 4 1/2-game advantage for the worst record in the major leagues. Any combination of 10 Tigers losses and Orioles wins would clinch the top pick for Detroit in a draft highlighted by Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson and Georgia pitcher Emerson Hancock.

Baltimore took Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman with the top pick this year after finishing 47-115 last season. Detroit selected Auburn pitcher Casey Mize with the No. 1 selection in 2018, a year after going 64-98.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Cabrera.287
HR: B. Dixon15
RBI: M. Cabrera55
SB: N. Goodrum12
W: M. Boyd8
ERA: M. Boyd4.54
Saves: J. Jiménez6
K: M. Boyd228
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Minnesota 9158.611-
Cleveland 8763.5804.5
Chi White Sox 6583.43925.5
Kansas City 5595.36736.5
Detroit 44104.29746.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .241 (26)
Runs: 547 (30)
Hits: 1226 (24)
Home Runs: 139 (29)
Stolen Bases: 53 (20)
OBP: .296 (30)
SLG: .391 (29)
Total Bases: 1987 (29)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.25 (28)
Runs Allowed: 837 (27)
Saves: 28 (26)
Strikeouts: 1239 (22)
OpBA: .272 (27)
OBP: .341 (25)
SLG: .478 (27)
Run Support: 3.76 (29)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/5 R. Carpenter Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
9/3 T. Alexander Called Up from Minors
9/3 J. Candelario Called Up from Minors
9/3 R. Carpenter Released
9/3 G. Greiner Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/24 N. Goodrum Strained left groin (on 10-day IL)
8/9 J. Jones Fractured left wrist (on 60-day IL)
8/8 B. Hardy Left flexor tendon strain (on 60-day IL)
8/5 J. Candelario Sprained left thumb (10-day IL)
8/5 J. Zimmermann Right cervical spasm (10-day IL)
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