By Dave Hart
White Sox 4-5, Tigers 3-4 – The Chicago White Sox won a pair of games in walk-off fashion on Sunday afternoon against the Tigers.
The Tigers overcame deficits in both games, tying Game 1 in the eighth 3-3 on an RBI single by Nick Castellanos and overcoming a three-run deficit with three ninth inning homers by Castellanos, Tyler Collins and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
In Game 1, Detroit starting pitcher Matt Boyd tossed a no-decision. He allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits while striking out four batters in 4 1/3 innings.
Justin Wilson took the loss, giving up the win run after 2/3 of an inning pitched in relief for the Tigers in Game 1.
In Game 2, Detroit starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez had a no-decision, allowing four runs on 10 hits while striking out five batters in six frames.
Bruce Rondon, who walked his first batter faced, took the loss for Detroit in Game 2.
The Tigers now 51-48 on the season, good for second place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians. They are four games behind the Toronto Blue Jays for the final playoff spot.
Detroit will open a three-game series on the road against the Boston Red Sox starting on Monday night.
Tied for 2nd Place in AL Central Division (6 games behind first-place Cleveland)
4 games behind Toronto for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 68
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 71
Next Game: 07/25/2016 @ Boston Red Sox 7:10 p.m. @ Fenway Park
Hitting stats: Game 1-Justin Upton HR (12) RBI (41), Miguel Cabrera RBI (58), Nick Castellanos RBI (55), Ian Kinsler 2B (19), Cameron Maybin 2 SB (14). Game 2-Nick Castellanos HR (18) RBI (56), Tyler Collins HR (2) RBI (4), Andrew Romine HR (1) RBI (6), Jarrod Saltalamacchia HR (10) RBI (28), Jose Iglesias 2B (16).
Pitching stats: Game 1-Justin Wilson L (2-3) .2 IP 2 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 0 K, Matt Boyd 4.1 IP 5 H 3 R 1 ER 0 BB 4 K. Game 2-Bruce Rondon L (3-2) .1 IP 1 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 0 K, Anibal Sanchez 6 IP 10 H 4 R 4 ER 0 BB 5 K.