Detroit sports glance: Chris Sale pitches White Sox past Tigers

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

White Sox 5, Tigers 3 – Starting pitcher Chris Sale picked up his Major League leading 11th win for the Chicago White Sox in Wednesday’s victory over the Tigers.

LSJ Logo incertSale tossed seven innings for Chicago, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out seven batters.

The Tigers, who beat Chicago 11-8 on Monday, were led in a losing effort by Jose Iglesias with a two-run homer while Nick Castellanos added an RBI. Ian Kinsler and James McCann each chipped in with a double.

Detroit starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey took the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits in six innings.Eye on the D

The White Sox were led offensively by Adam Eaton and Melky Cabrera with an RBI double each.

Chicago jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning before the Tigers responded with three in the third to take a two-run lead.

The White Sox scored four unanswered runs to close out the game, with runs in the fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth frame.

The Tigers are now 33-32 on the season, good for third place in the American League Central Division behind both the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals.

Detroit will open a four-game set on the road against the Royals starting on Thursday night.

Record: 33-32

3rd Place in AL Central Division (2 games behind first-place Cleveland and Kansas City)

2.5 games behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 99

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 100

Next Game: 06/15/2016 @ Kansas City Royals 8:15 p.m. @ Kaufman Stadium

Hitting stats: Jose Iglesias HR (2) 2 RBI (14), Nick Castellanos RBI (38), Ian Kinsler 2B (14), James McCann 2B (2).

Pitching stats: Mike Pelfrey L (1-7) 6 IP 7 H 4 R 4 ER 2 BB 1 K.

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