Detroit 7, Chi. White Sox 1

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Saturday, July 21, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Derryl Cousins, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 42888

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 50-44 24-22 26-22 L4
Detroit 51-44 27-21 24-23 W4


Tigers 7, White Sox 1:
Austin Jackson drove in four runs and Brennan Boesch hit a three-run homer in support of Rick Porcello as host Detroit jumped into first place in the American League Central.

Jhonny Peralta and Gerald Laird each recorded two hits and scored two runs for the Tigers, who have won four straight to move a half-game in front of Chicago in the Central.

All-Star left-hander Chris Sale suffered the brunt of the damage for the White Sox, who have dropped four in a row. Sale (11-3) was charged with five runs on seven hits in as many innings while walking four and striking out six to suffer his first loss since May 12.

Porcello (7-5) worked eight-plus innings, allowing one run on five hits while striking out four. He did not walk a batter in matching his longest outing of the season.

Sale matched Porcello through four scoreless frames and was handed a 1-0 lead when Dayan Viciedo singled home a run in the fifth. But Detroit responded right away in the bottom half, as Laird and Donny Worth connected for back-to-back two-out singles in front of Jackson, who belted a two-run double to right-center.

The Tigers extended the lead in the sixth again with two outs. Boesch came up with Miguel Cabrera and Peralta on base and slammed a 1-0 slider over the right field wall for his 10th blast.

Jackson added a two-run single in the eighth off right-hander Dylan Axelrod to put the game away.

The White Sox made a move to strengthen their bullpen on Saturday, sending a pair of minor leaguers and a player to be named later to Houston in exchange for veteran RHP Brett Myers. … Cabrera tweaked his ankle on Friday night but played Saturday, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. … White Sox RH Philip Humber will face Tigers rookie Jacob Turner in the series finale on Sunday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Detroit
Chris Sale Player Rick Porcello
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 8.0
6 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 5
6.43 ERA 1.12
Chi. White Sox   Detroit
Gordon Beckham Player Gerald Laird
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 2
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 5 0 5 .167 7 5 1 0 0 0
Detroit 10 1 15 .303 13 7 7 5 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Tigers have a W/L % of .460 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 .512 after a loss.
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