By Dave Hart
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.
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.
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.
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.