By Dave Hart

Tigers 7, White Sox 4 – The Tigers’ offense scored early and often to defeat the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon to split the four-game series.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit starting pitcher Justin Verlander tossed the victory, allowing three runs on five hits in seven innings. He has had eight quality starts in his last nine.

Victor Martinez hit his 200th career home run and knocked in two runs for Detroit, while J.D. Martinez had two RBIs giving him 98 on the season.

Neftali Feliz picked up his eighth save of the season pitching a hitless ninth inning.Eye on the D

The Tigers will play their final home series of the season starting Friday night against the Minnesota Twins.

Record: 71-81

5th Place in AL Central (17 games behind Kansas City)

8.5 games behind Houston for last playoff spot.

Misery # (to elimination from playoff contention): 2

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 19

Next Game: 09/25/2015 vs Minnesota Twins 7:08 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting Stats: Victor Martinez HR (11) 2 RBI (62), J.D. Martinez 2B (30) 2 RBI (98), Ian Kinsler RBI (72), Nick Castellanos RBI (71), Alex Avila RBI (13), Rajai Davis 3B (11).

Pitching Stats: Justin Verlander W (4-8) 7 IP 5 H 3 R 3 ER 3 BB 8 K, Neftali Feliz SV (8) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 K.