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