J.J. Putz faltered in the ninth, allowing a home run to Alex Avila, "the last guy I thought would hit a homer," according to Ozzie Guillen.
J.J. Putz faltered in the ninth, allowing a home run to Alex Avila, "the last guy I thought would hit a homer," according to Ozzie Guillen.
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Detroit Tigers defeat Chicago White Sox, 3-2

Injuries are part of baseball. For some teams, the biggest part.

If the team is the Detroit Tigers, the equation fits, especially given where the then-healthy Tigers stood in the American League Central on July 11 -- in second place, a half-game behind the first-place White Sox.

Theirs has been a precipitous fall since then as injuries mounted. And yet Sox manager Ozzie Guillen sounded a word of caution before the game Saturday.

''I was looking at their lineup, ma...