By Dave Hart

White Sox 10, Tigers 9 – The Tigers blew a seven-run lead in Monday’s extra innings loss to the Chicago White Sox.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit led 7-0 in the third inning before the White Sox responded with six runs to cut their deficit to 7-6 after five frames.

The Tigers led 9-7 in the ninth inning but closer Francisco Rodriguez blew his first save since opening day.

The White Sox were paced by Jose Abreu with a home run and three RBIs while Adam Eaton chipped in with two RBIs and the game-winning hit.Eye on the D

Ian Kinsler led the Tigers with a home run and two RBIs, while J.D. Martinez added two doubles and two RBIs and Cameron Maybin chipped in with two RBIs.

Detroit starting pitcher Matt Boyd took a no-decision, allowing six runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Anibal Sanchez picked up the loss, allowing the game-winning run after tossing 2 1/3 innings of relief for Detroit.

The Tigers are now 32-31 on the season, good for third place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.

Detroit will look to even the series against the White Sox with a victory on Tuesday night.

Record: 32-31

3rd Place in AL Central Division (3 games behind first-place Cleveland)

2 games behind Seattle for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 102

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 103

Next Game: 06/14/2016 @ Chicago White Sox 8:05 p.m. @ US Cellular Field

Hitting stats: Ian Kinsler HR (14) 2 RBI (44), J.D. Martinez 2 2B (16) 2 RBI (38), Cameron Maybin 2 RBI (11) SB (6), Justin Upton RBI (18), Jose Iglesias RBI (11) SB (5), Miguel Cabrera 2B (14).

Pitching stats: Anibal Sanchez L (3-7) 2.1 IP 3 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 3 K, Matt Boyd 4.1 IP 7 H 6 R 6 ER 2 BB 3 K.