Detroit sports glance: Miggy leads Tigers over White Sox

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 7, White Sox 5 – Miguel Cabrera paced the Tigers to a comeback win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

LSJ Logo incertCabrera had a total of four hits, which included two doubles, a walk and RBIs to lead Detroit, which were down 5-4 late in the contest.

The White Sox jumped out to a 1-0 lead before the Tigers scored four unanswered runs with three in the third and one in the four to take a 4-1 lead.

Chicago bounced back with four of its own, which included a three-run homer by Justin Morneau, to take a 5-4 advantage in the fifth inning.Eye on the D

The Tigers completed the comeback, scoring three runs in the seventh on an RBI fielder’s choice by Jose Iglesias and a two-run single from Cabrera.

Nick Castellanos chipped in offensively for the Tigers with two hits while Iglesias and Cameron Maybin each had a double.

Detroit’s starting pitcher Michael Fulmer picked up a no-decision, allowing four earned runs on six hits in five innings.

Relief pitcher Kyle Ryan picked up the victory for Detroit, while Francisco Rodriguez notched his 27th save of the season.

The Tigers now 51-46 on the season, good for second place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians. They are three games behind the Toronto Blue Jays for the final playoff spot.

Detroit will look for its third straight win against the White Sox on Saturday night.

Record: 51-46

Tied for 2nd Place in AL Central Division (6 games behind first-place Cleveland)

3 games behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 69

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 73

Next Game: 07/23/2016 @ Chicago White Sox 7:10 p.m. @ US Cellular Field

Hitting stats: Miguel Cabrera 2 2B (19) 2 RBI (56), Cameron Maybin 2B (6) RBI (26), Jose Iglesias 2B (15) RBI (21), Victor Martinez RBI (56), Nick Castellanos RBI (53).

Pitching stats: Kyle Ryan W (4-2) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 0 K, Francisco Rodriguez SV (27) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 2 K, Michael Fulmer 5 IP 6 H 5 R 4 ER 2 BB 4 K.

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