Detroit sports glance: Zimmermann pitches Tigers to victory over White Sox

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 10, White Sox 3 – Jordan Zimmermann returned from his injury for the Tigers by beating the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

LSJ Logo incertZimmermann tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out three batters.

The White Sox took a 1-0 lead in the second inning before Detroit responded with two runs in the bottom half to take a one-run lead.

The Tigers scored six of the game’s final seven runs with two in the seventh and four in the eighth.

Detroit was led by Victor Martinez and James McCann with three hits each, including a home run, and two RBIs apiece.Eye on the D

Ian Kinsler added two RBIs for the Tigers while J.D. Martinez, Miguel Cabrera and Andrew Romine each chipped in with an RBI.

The White Sox were led by Jose Abreu with a double and an RBI while former Tiger Avisail Garcia added an RBI.

The Tigers are now 26-28 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the Kansas City Royals.

Detroit will look to continue its winning on Saturday afternoon against the White Sox.

Record: 26-28

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

5 games behind Seattle for last Wild Card spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 113

Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 113

Next Game: 06/04/2016 vs Chicago White Sox 4:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park

Hitting stats: Victor Martinez 2B (13) HR (9) 2 RBI (34), James McCann 3B (1) HR (2) 2 RBI (11), Ian Kinsler 2 RBI (32), J.D. Martinez RBI (30) SB (1), Ian Kinsler 2 RBI (32), Miguel Cabrera RBI (33), Andrew Romine RBI (3), Jose Iglesias 2B (7).

Pitching stats: Jordan Zimmermann W (8-2) 5.2 IP 5 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 3 K.

 

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