Detroit 9, Chi. White Sox 7

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 19, 2010 8:05 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Larry Vanover,
Attendance - 25417

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 2 9 9 3
Chi. White Sox 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 7 14 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 75-74 47-28 28-46 W3
Chi. White Sox 79-70 40-34 39-36 L6

Recap

After two miscues by the Chicago White Sox, Gerald Laird singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning as the Detroit Tigers endured a furious rally for a 9-7 victory on Sunday night and a three-game series sweep at U.S. Cellular Field.

After retiring the first two hitters in the 11th, Chicago reliever Sergio Santos (2-2) struck out Brandon Inge, but the ball got away from catcher A.J. Pierzynski and his wild throw to first allowed Inge to end up at third. After an intentional walk to Brendan Boesch, Laird singled home Inge and Austin Jackson plated Boesch with a run-scoring base hit.

Pieryzinski had three hits and drove in two runs for the White Sox, who dropped all six games of a homestand against Minnesota and Detroit to fall from six back of the Twins to 10 back with 13 games left. Chicago was tied with Minnesota on Aug. 11.

Robbie Weinhardt (1-0) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the win. Eddie Bonine survived what would have been a three-run homer by Paul Konerko in the bottom of the 11th when his long drive just hooked foul and Daniel Schlereth struck out Manny Ramirez with the bases loaded for his first save.

Chicago rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth off relievers Phil Coke and Weinhardt with the tying run scoring on a wild pitch to force extra innings.

Detroit took command in the seventh with six runs for a 7-3 lead against Chicago starter John Danks. Casper Wells hit his third homer of the season, a two-run shot that tied the game at 3-3 and Will Rhymes greeted J.J. Putz with a two-run double to cap the frame.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Chi. White Sox
Jeremy Bonderman Player John Danks
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.2 IP 6.1
0 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 6
1.59 ERA 9.95
Hitting
Detroit   Chi. White Sox
Gerald Laird Player Alex Rios
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.400 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 9 2 19 .209 7 10 9 4 0 3
Chi. White Sox 14 0 15 .292 41 5 6 10 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The White Sox have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .559 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Tigers have a W/L % of .507 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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