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.
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.
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.
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.