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AL Central Notes: Sale on tobacco, Tigers roster

The latest news from around the American League Central.

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Habits are hard to break. For Chris Sale, seven years of chewing tobacco stopped the day that “Mr. Padre” Tony Gwynn died of salivary gland cancer in June of 2014.

Sale says that he owes Gwynn huge thank you in a way for pushing him in this direction, and the White Sox ace hopes that he can persuade someone in the same way that Gwynn did for him.

More from around the American League Central:

Standings ‘as of writing’:

Cleveland 52-36 — GB

Detroit 46-43 6.5 GB

Chicago 45-43 7.0 GB

Kansas City 45-43 7.0 GB

Minnesota 32-56 20.0 GB