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      Tigers edge White Sox, gain game on Cleveland

      Doug Fister pitched eight impressive innings, Austin Jackson homered and Jose Iglesias drove in a run in his Detroit debut to lead the Tigers to a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

      The White Sox lost their eighth straight game, and AL Central-leading Detroit has won 10 of 11.

      Fister (10-5) allowed a run and seven hits, striking out two. Joaquin Benoit pitched a hitless ninth for his 11th save in 11 chances.

      Iglesias, acquired from Boston this week in a three-team deal, started at third base in place of Miguel Cabrera, who experienced soreness after running and was scratched pregame.

      Hector Santiago (3-7) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. He struck out seven and walked one.

      Cleveland lost to Seattle 10-0, and Kansas City lost to the New York Mets 4-2 in 11 innings. Detroit's lead in the American League Central is now three games.