The White Sox relievers retired 14 batters consecutively, three in the top of the ninth to leave the Tigers three games back in the AL Central race. Quintin Berry, pinch-hitting for Garcia, grounded out to start top of the ninth. Andy Dirks pinch hit for Laird, prompting the White Sox to bring in left-hander Matt … Continue Reading →
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Villarreal hit Youkilis to load the bases with one out before Dunn lofted a fly to left, appearing to score Beckham. However, Garcia threw a strike to third where Cabrera tagged Wise, who tried to advance from second. The run didn’t count.
After striking out Alexei Ramirez, Dotel walked Beckham before Wise doubled. Tigers right-hander Brayan Villarreal came in to face Youkilis with runners on second and third.
The White Sox bullpen retired 11 straight as Chicago held onto a one-run lead through 7 1/2 innings. In the eighth, the White Sox countered by bringing in right-hander Brett Myers to replace left-hander Donnie Veal, who struck out Fielder, the only batter he faced, in the seventh. Myers retired the side. Meanwhile, Dotel had … Continue Reading →
Omar Infante, who was given the error on a broken double play that scored two runs in the fourth, didn’t have any better luck at the plate. In the seventh, he lined a shot that White Sox pitcher Nate Jones miraculously snagged. Jones was effective shutting down the Tigers. The White Sox reliever only gave … Continue Reading →
After Alburquerque walked Beckham to lead off the sixth, the reliever struck out Wise with a less-than-electric slider. Youkilis walked, which led Tigers manager Jim Leyland to summon left-hander Phil Coke to face the left-hand hitting Dunn. Alburquerque wasn’t sharp, walking three and striking out one in 1 1/3 innings.
Entering Monday’s makeup game , Fister had a 7-0 record with an 0.94 ERA in September during the past two seasons. The White Sox spoiled that perfection, scoring five runs (four earned) on the Tigers starter who also gave up eight hits while striking out two and walking two.
Alburquerque walked Rios, the first batter he faced, to load the bases with no outs. Pierzynski then sharply lined to right for the first out while Dunn remained at third. Viciedo grounds to Peralta on a what looked like a sure double play, but Rios slid hard into second and Infante misfired to first with … Continue Reading →
With the White Sox rallying, Al Alburquerque came in to relieve Fister. Fister had thrown 82 pitches through four innings. Dunn greeted him with a single to start the fifth as the White Sox continued to pound out hits. Konerko then ripped a hanging curveball down the left field line to put runners on second … Continue Reading →
Young singled up the middle, driving in Cabrera as the Tigers reclaimed the lead, 4-3. It was Young’s third RBI in the game. The rally ended with Peralta grounding into his second double play and Boesch grounding out.