Detroit 5, Chi. White Sox 4

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 4, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Tim Tschida,
Attendance - 33615

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. White Sox 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 10 0
Detroit 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 12-14 5-9 7-5 L3
Detroit 13-12 8-8 5-4 W1

Recap

Tigers 5, White Sox 4: Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth, lifting Detroit to a comeback victory.

Alex Avila, who went 3-for-3 with a fourth-inning solo homer, reached on a one-out bloop single against Chicago reliever Matt Thornton (1-1). Peralta followed by taking a 0-2 pitch over the right-field wall, sending the White Sox to their eighth loss in 10 games.

Gordon Beckham homered and drove in three runs as visiting Chicago dropped 1 1/2 games behind Detroit in the American League Central standings.

Beckham broke a 2-2 tie with a two-out, two-run homer in the top of the seventh. He also had an RBI double in the third inning.

White Sox starter Jake Peavy, the AL Pitcher of the Month in April, allowed three runs on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings, striking out six and walking one. He departed after surrendering a two-out RBI single to Miguel Cabrera that made it 4-3 in the eighth inning.

Detroit starter Drew Smyly struck out seven without a walk while giving up two runs on seven hits in six innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Cabrera came in with a .143 career average (4-for-28) against Peavy but was 2-for-4 Friday ... Chicago announced before the game that Chris Sale, who was a reliever before being moved into the starting rotation this spring, will move to the bullpen for the rest of the season due to tenderness in his elbow ... Adam Dunn had a sacrifice fly for the White Sox ... Chicago has lost 11 of its last 13 games in Detroit.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Detroit
Jake Peavy Player Drew Smyly
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.2 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 7
7 Hits 7
3.52 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Detroit
Gordon Beckham Player Alex Avila
3 Hits 3
3 RBI 1
1 HR 1
7 TB 7
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 10 1 16 .303 10 9 4 1 1 0
Detroit 9 2 16 .281 9 6 5 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Tigers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The White Sox have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .385 after a loss.