Detroit 6, Chi. White Sox 5

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 55°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Mark Wegner, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 19010

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 87-62 45-29 42-33 W12
Chi. White Sox 73-75 33-42 40-33 L4

Recap


Carlos Guillen singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning as the Detroit Tigers ran their winning streak to 12 games with a 6-5 triumph over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon.

Alex Avila hit the game-tying two-run homer in the ninth while Guillen added a solo homer and Ryan Raburn also went deep for Detroit, which has swept four straight series, including two against the White Sox.

Detroit cut its magic number to win the American League Central to two following Cleveland's 9-1 loss at Texas on Wednesday.

After Raburn’s pinch-hit solo blast off Chris Sale in the top of the ninth cut it to 5-3, Chicago elected to bring in closer Sergio Santos to face Avila with a runner on first. Avila wasted no time, jumping on a 1-0 fastball and belting it out to deep center to tie the game.

The White Sox failed to score a runner from third against Phil Coke (3-9) in the bottom of the ninth, leaving the door open for the Tigers.

Victor Martinez doubled off Santos (4-5) with one out. Guillen followed and took a 2-0 pitch right back up to the middle, scoring pinch runner Will Rhymes.

Jose Valverde picked up his 44th save in as many opportunities with a perfect 10th.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Chi. White Sox
Brad Penny Player Dylan Axelrod
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 8
8 Hits 6
1.50 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Detroit   Chi. White Sox
Carlos Guillen Player Alejandro De Aza
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 11 3 23 .275 16 14 5 4 0 1
Chi. White Sox 9 0 12 .250 21 9 5 5 3 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The White Sox have a W/L % of .507 after a win and .480 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Tigers have a W/L % of .605 after a win and .556 after a loss.
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