Detroit 8, Chi. White Sox 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 2, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 95°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 42352

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 0
Detroit 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 8 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 68-67 31-37 37-30 L2
Detroit 76-62 40-29 36-33 W1

Recap


Justin Verlander cruised to his 21st win and Austin Jackson homered among three hits as the Detroit Tigers handed the visiting Chicago White Sox a key loss in the American League Central with an 8-1 drubbing Friday.

Jhonny Peralta doubled in three runs and Delmon Young added an RBI triple for the Tigers, who maintained their 5 1/2-game lead over Cleveland and increased their advantage over the White Sox to 6 1/2 games.

Detroit jumped all over Chicago starter John Danks (6-10), pushing across three runs in the first inning on RBI hits from Young, Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila.

The Tigers rallied again in the fifth with Jackson’s ninth homer and Peralta’s bases-clearing triple off righthander Josh Kinney.

Verlander (21-5) made it through the first seven innings scoreless before tiring in the eighth and yielding a solo homer to rookie Tyler Flowers. The Cy Young and MVP candidate ended up striking out six and issuing one walk in 7 1/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Detroit
John Danks Player Justin Verlander
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 7.1
4 Strikeouts 6
9 Hits 7
15.43 ERA 1.23
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Detroit
Eduardo Escobar Player Austin Jackson
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
1 TB 6
1.000 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 7 1 12 .212 19 6 1 2 0 0
Detroit 11 1 17 .324 12 6 8 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Tigers have a W/L % of .547 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The White Sox have a W/L % of .515 after a win and .493 after a loss.
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