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(AP) -- The Detroit Tigers showed the kind of mettle that make them the reigning three-time AL Central champions to open this crucial seven-game road trip.

They're counting on Rick Porcello to display some of his own Wednesday night as their series continues versus the Rays at Tampa Bay.

Locked in a battle for the second wild-card spot - the Tigers (67-56) are one percentage point ahead of Seattle - and chasing Kansas City in the division, Detroit overcame an early 4-0 deficit to defeat the Rays 8-6 in 11 innings Tuesday. Victor Martinez drove home a tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded walk and Joe Nathan converted his 26th save despite allowing a run in his inning of work for the second straight appearance.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Loney.288
HR: E. Longoria15
RBI: E. Longoria67
SB: D. Jennings15
W: J. Odorizzi9
ERA: C. Archer3.17
Saves: J. McGee13
K: J. Odorizzi146
AL East
TeamWLPctGB
Baltimore 7252.581-
NY Yankees 6360.5128.5
Toronto 6462.5089
Tampa Bay 6164.48811.5
Boston 5669.44816.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .252 (14)
Runs: 498 (17)
Hits: 1079 (14)
Home Runs: 95 (23)
Stolen Bases: 53 (24)
OBP: .324 (8)
SLG: .377 (21)
Total Bases: 1617 (17)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.48 (8)
Runs Allowed: 477 (10)
Saves: 28 (24)
Strikeouts: 1132 (1)
OpBA: .237 (5)
OBP: .303 (9)
SLG: .361 (6)
Run Support: 3.95 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/16 V. Belnome Called Up from Minors
8/16 D. DeJesus Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/15 B. Gomes Sent to Minors
8/13 B. Gomes Called Up from Minors
8/12 C. Figueroa Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/13 D. Jennings Sore shoulder (day-to-day)
7/13 J. Peralta off 15-day DL
7/11 D. Jennings Bruised left knee (day-to-day)
7/9 R. Hanigan Oblique strain (on 15-day DL)
6/25 Y. Escobar off 15-day DL
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