American League Game Summary - Detroit at Chicago
(Tuesday, August 13th)
Final Score: Chicago 4, Detroit 3 (11 innings)
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Alejandro De Aza singled home the winning run
in the 11th inning as the Chicago White Sox took a 4-3 victory over the
Detroit Tigers in the middle contest of a three-game series.
Jeremy Bonderman (2-4) walked Avisail Garcia to start the inning and Jeff
Keppinger followed with a bunt. Bonderman went to second after fielding the
ball, but his throw pulled Omar Infante off the bag and everyone was safe.
After Jordan Danks grounded out to first, Tyler Flowers walked and Phil Coke
entered the game, promptly serving up a pitch to De Aza that he put in right
field for the win.
Garcia went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple and two runs scored for the White
Sox, who have won three of four.
"These guys are still going out there and competing every night," said Chicago
manager Robin Ventura. "You know, we're going against a team like Detroit that
has a big league and our guys are still grinding it out. That's the only thing
you can do."
Hector Santiago worked five-plus innings in the start and gave up two runs --
one earned -- on six hits. Addison Reed (5-1) got the win for pitching two
Infante and Brayan Pena each went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the AL Central
leaders, who have lost four of five.
Max Scherzer gave up three runs -- two earned -- on four hits over six innings
in the start for Detroit.
"He was out of synch and his delivery wasn't there for whatever reason," said
Detroit manager Jim Leyland about Scherzer. "You know they still weren't able
to get hits off of him, but he's had better games."
Detroit worked a run across in the second as Prince Fielder walked to start,
moved to second on Victor Martinez's walk, made it to third after Matt
Tuiasosopo hit into a double play, and came home on Infante's single.
Chicago, though, went on top in the fourth as Gordon Beckham and Alexei
Ramirez reached base to start the inning. After the next two batters struck
out, Garcia tripled into the corner in right. Infante's throw to third wasn't
handled by Miguel Cabrera and Garcia came home for a 3-1 lead.
The Tigers got one back in the sixth as Martinez led off with a single, which
prompted a pitching change as Matt Lindstrom took the mound. Two batters
later, Infante singled to right to put runners on the corners and Pena
followed with a fielder's choice that saw Martinez cross the plate on
Ramirez's throwing error to make it a 3-2 game.
In the eighth with Nate Jones on the mound, Martinez led off with a walk and
was replaced on base by Don Kelly, who made it to third when Infante hit a
grounder to short that Ramirez was unable to field. Pena then hit a single to
right to tie the game.
The Tigers wasted a chance with runners at the corners in the top of the 11th.
Chicago has won just five of the 12 games against Detroit this season ...
Detroit was just 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on
base ... Chicago went 2-for-9 with RISP and stranded 11.
08/14 02:15:38 ET
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