Chicago White Sox (13-9) vs. Detroit Tigers (11-12)
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First Pitch: 1:10 EST
Stadium: Comerica Park
Weather: 46°F • Cloudy • 5 % chance of PoP
Media: Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket
- Ian Kinsler (2B)
- Mikie Mahtook (RF)
- Nick Castellanos (3B)
- Victor Martinez (DH)
- Justin Upton (LF)
- John Hicks (1B)
- James McCann (C)
- Andrew Romine (CF)
- Jose Iglesias (SS)
Hitter’s Box Score via MLB.com
WP: David Robertson (1-0, 2.79 ERA)
LP: Justin Wilson (1-1, 1.69 ERA)
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The Tigers rallied but fell short once again. The game was tied 1-1 when Cody Asche scored on a sac-fly off the bat of Leury Garcia in the top of the second inning. Jose Abreu added on to that lead in the top of the third when he hit a solo shot to give the White Sox a 3-1 lead.
The Tigers were able to tighten the game up in the bottom of the sixth inning. Mikie Mahtook led off the inning with a double and came around to score thanks to a two-out single from Justin Upton, Chicago still led 3-2.
Chicago was able to add on to their lead in the top of the eighth inning when Jose Abreu hit his second home run of the day giving the White Sox a 4-2 lead.
In the bottom of the ninth, Victor Martinez hit a solo shot to bring the Tigers within one. John Hicks hit a double with one out and Alex Avila hit a single to bring him home to head to extra innings.
Melky Cabrera got his first hit of the afternoon when he broke the 4-4 tie in the top of the tenth with a solo shot. Avisail Garcia added on to that lead when he hit a triple to drive in Yolmer Sanchez. Detroit went quietly in the bottom of the tenth to lose their fourth straight 6-4.
Michael Fulmer turned in a quality start giving up three runs on four hits in six innings pitched.
The Detroit Tigers will try to avoid being swept by the Chicago White Sox Sunday at 1:10 p.m. at Comerica Park. Miguel Gonzalez (3-0, 2.00 ERA) will take on our own Jordan Zimmermann (2-1, 6.35 ERA). Detroit will try to get back to .500 and end their four-game losing streak. Zimmermann was roughed up in his last start against Seattle and gave up five earned runs on five hits, three of which were in the form of the long ball.