By Dave Hart
Tigers 11, White Sox 5 – The Tigers picked up their season-high seventh win in a row on Tuesday night against the Chicago White Sox.
The Tigers are now currently three games behind the first-place Cleveland Indians in the Central Division with a 58-48 record. They are one game behind the Boston Red Sox for the final playoff spot.
Both teams exchanged two runs in the seventh and one run in the eighth to give the Tigers an 11-4 lead heading into the ninth inning.
Chicago closed out the scoring with a run in the ninth.
Detroit was led by Miguel Cabrera with a double, home run and three RBIs while Victor Martinez had a double, homer and two runs batted in. Ian Kinsler and James McCann each chipped in with two RBIs.
Tigers’ starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez picked up the victory, allowing one run on six hits in six innings.
The White Sox were led by former Tiger Avisail Garcia with two home runs and three RBIs while Todd Frazier and Dioner Navarro each added an RBI.
Detroit will look to continue its winning streak on Wednesday night against the White Sox.
Tied for 2nd Place in AL Central Division (3 games behind first-place Cleveland)
1 game behind Boston for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 59
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 61
Next Game: 08/02/2016 vs. Chicago White Sox 7:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting stats: Miguel Cabrera 2B (20) HR (24) 3 RBI (69), Victor Martinez 2B (15) HR (18) 2 RBI (62), Ian Kinsler 2 RBI (59), James McCann 2 RBI (33), Cameron Maybin 3B (2) RBI (29), Jose Iglesias RBI (27), Andrew Romine 3B (2), Justin Upton SB (8).
Pitching stats: Anibal Sanchez W (6-11) 6 IP 6 H 1 R 1 ER 3 BB 2 K.