Detroit 3, Chi. White Sox 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 6, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Welke, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Jeff Nelson,
Attendance - 39558

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 13-15 5-9 8-6 L1
Detroit 14-13 9-9 5-4 W1

Recap


Tigers 3, White Sox 1:
Rick Porcello pitched into the seventh inning and Detroit belted three solo home runs to take the rubber game of a home series with division rival Chicago.

Adam Dunn, who hit a game-winning two-run homer on Saturday, gave Chicago a 1-0 lead with a solo shot in the first inning. Austin Jackson tied the game with a home run in the bottom of the frame, and Prince Fielder gave Detroit the edge with a two-out homer off Dylan Axelrod (0-1) in the third.

Andy Dirks provided an insurance run with an eighth-inning home run off Hector Santiago.

Porcello (3-2) departed with a 2-1 lead after 6 1/3 innings but left two runners on base for relievers Octavio Dotel and Phil Coke, who each retired a batter to keep the Tigers on top.

Joaquin Benoit pitched a perfect eighth to set the table for Jose Valverde, who allowed a leadoff single to Alex Rios and walked Kosuke Fukudome to bring the go-ahead run to the plate with one out. Pinch hitter A.J. Pierzynski popped out and Chicago's comeback hopes were extinguished when Gordon Beckham struck out.

Axelrod pitched 4 1/3 innings for the White Sox, allowing two runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out four. Porcello finished with five strikeouts and two walks, scattering just four hits.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Tigers left 12 runners on base. ... Four consecutive Detroit starters have allowed two runs or fewer.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Detroit
Dylan Axelrod Player Rick Porcello
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 6.1
4 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 4
4.15 ERA 1.42
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Detroit
Dayan Viciedo Player Prince Fielder
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
1 TB 5
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 5 1 8 .161 15 9 1 3 1 0
Detroit 10 3 20 .294 23 7 3 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Tigers have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The White Sox have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .429 after a loss.