By Dave Hart
Tigers 7, White Sox 5 – Miguel Cabrera paced the Tigers to a comeback win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
The White Sox jumped out to a 1-0 lead before the Tigers scored four unanswered runs with three in the third and one in the four to take a 4-1 lead.
The Tigers completed the comeback, scoring three runs in the seventh on an RBI fielder’s choice by Jose Iglesias and a two-run single from Cabrera.
Nick Castellanos chipped in offensively for the Tigers with two hits while Iglesias and Cameron Maybin each had a double.
Detroit’s starting pitcher Michael Fulmer picked up a no-decision, allowing four earned runs on six hits in five innings.
Relief pitcher Kyle Ryan picked up the victory for Detroit, while Francisco Rodriguez notched his 27th save of the season.
The Tigers now 51-46 on the season, good for second place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians. They are three games behind the Toronto Blue Jays for the final playoff spot.
Detroit will look for its third straight win against the White Sox on Saturday night.
Tied for 2nd Place in AL Central Division (6 games behind first-place Cleveland)
3 games behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 69
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 73
Next Game: 07/23/2016 @ Chicago White Sox 7:10 p.m. @ US Cellular Field
Hitting stats: Miguel Cabrera 2 2B (19) 2 RBI (56), Cameron Maybin 2B (6) RBI (26), Jose Iglesias 2B (15) RBI (21), Victor Martinez RBI (56), Nick Castellanos RBI (53).
Pitching stats: Kyle Ryan W (4-2) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 0 K, Francisco Rodriguez SV (27) 1 IP 0 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 2 K, Michael Fulmer 5 IP 6 H 5 R 4 ER 2 BB 4 K.