Detroit 4, Chi. White Sox 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, July 20, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Ron Kulpa,
Attendance - 44572

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 50-43 24-22 26-21 L3
Detroit 50-44 26-21 24-23 W3

Recap


Tigers 4, White Sox 2: Justin Verlander worked eight innings to win for the sixth time in seven starts as host Detroit won its third straight game and moved within a half-game of first-place Chicago in the American League Central.

Delmon Young’s double capped a three-run third inning that put Detroit ahead to stay en route to its 11th win in 13 games.

Verlander (11-5) gave up two runs and four hits, striking out six and walking two while outdueling Jake Peavy as the Tigers handed the White Sox their third straight defeat.

Jose Valverde worked a perfect ninth for his 18th save in 22 opportunities.

Chicago’s Alejandro De Aza hit a two-run homer in the third inning for the only runs against Verlander.

The Tigers responded in the bottom of the inning with Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder clubbing run-scoring singles before Young’s double to left-center field gave Detroit a 3-2 lead.

Austin Jackson added a run-scoring single in the seventh for the Tigers.

Peavy (7-7) allowed four runs and eight hits in seven innings. He struck out seven and walked none.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Detroit is 13-3 in its last 16 home games against the White Sox. … Chicago’s Kevin Youkilis fanned in all three at-bats against Verlander before flying out in the ninth against Valverde. … Verlander has pitched at least six innings in 62 consecutive starts. … Peavy struck out the first five hitters for the first time in his career. The streak ended when Brennan Boesch doubled.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Detroit
Jake Peavy Player Justin Verlander
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 8.0
7 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 4
5.14 ERA 2.25
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Detroit
Alejandro De Aza Player Jhonny Peralta
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 4 1 8 .138 9 6 2 2 1 0
Detroit 10 0 14 .303 13 9 4 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Tigers have a W/L % of .449 after a win and .622 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The White Sox have a W/L % of .560 after a win and .524 after a loss.