Detroit 18, Chi. White Sox 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 4, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Mike Estabrook, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg,
Attendance - 42671

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 0 2 2 9 3
Detroit 1 0 3 5 0 7 0 2 18 24 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 68-69 31-37 37-32 L4
Detroit 78-62 42-29 36-33 W3

Recap


The Detroit Tigers had nine players record multiple hits as they completed a three-game sweep by crushing the Chicago White Sox in their largest victory of the season, 18-2, on Sunday night.

Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in four while Alex Avila led the 24-hit attack with four for the Tigers, who set a season high for runs on Sunday and scored 35 times in the series.

Detroit maintained its 6 1/2-game lead over the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central. The Tigers visit the Indians for three games starting Monday.

The White Sox, who were in second place and within five games of the Tigers earlier in the week, now sit 8 1/2 games out and in third place, one game under .500 (68-69).

Detroit was not fooled by Mark Buehrle (11-7), blasting the ace lefthander for eight runs - seven earned - in 3 1/3 innings. The Tigers knocked Buehrle out with a five-run rally in the fourth, highlighted by Cabrera’s two-run double.

A seven-run burst off rookie righthander Shane Lindsay in the sixth turned it into a rout.

Chicago did not get on the board until the ninth inning.

Max Scherzer (14-8) bounced back from a three-inning dud earlier in the week with one of his best outings, yielding five hits and striking out six in seven scoreless innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Detroit
Mark Buehrle Player Max Scherzer
Loss W/L Win
3.1 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 6
10 Hits 5
18.90 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Detroit
Alex Rios Player Alex Avila
2 Hits 4
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 5
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 9 0 11 .257 15 9 2 0 0 3
Detroit 24 2 35 .500 24 12 17 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Tigers have a W/L % of .558 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The White Sox have a W/L % of .515 after a win and .478 after a loss.
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