By Dave Hart

Tigers 7, White Sox 4 – Mike Pelfrey pitched his first victory as a Tiger against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday afternoon.

LSJ Logo incertPelfrey tossed six innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out three batters.

The White Sox jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first before Detroit came right back to tie the game 1-1 after the first inning.

Chicago regained its lead at 2-1 in the second inning before J.D Martinez’ two-run homer gave the Tigers their first lead of the game at 3-2 in the sixth inning.

The Tigers added a run in the seventh and three in the eighth before the White Sox closed the scoring with two in the ninth.Eye on the D

Martinez paced Detroit with a double, home run and three RBIs while Cameron Maybin added three hits and two RBIs.

The White Sox were led in a losing effort by Adam Eaton with a double, triple and two RBIs.

The Tigers are now 27-28 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Kansas City Royals.

Detroit will look to sweep the White Sox in a three-game series with a win on Sunday afternoon.

Record: 27-28

4th Place in AL Central Division (3.5 games behind Kansas City)

4.5 games behind Seattle for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 112

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 112

Next Game: 06/05/2016 vs Chicago White Sox 1:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting stats: J.D. Martinez 2B (12) HR (12) 3 RBI (33), Jose Iglesias 2B (8) RBI (10), Cameron Maybin 2 RBI (9), Mike Aviles RBI (3).

Pitching stats: Mike Pelfrey W (1-5) 6 IP 5 H 2 R 2 ER 3 BB 3 K, Francisco Rodriguez SV (16) .1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 K.