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DETROIT (1660 THE FAN) – Last series, the Tigers struggled to generate anything in the win column against the Kansas City Royals.
Against the Chicago White Sox, however, Detroit looks to be something resembling a postseason contender, as the Tigers were again able to drop the Sox in game two of a three-game weekend series at Comerica Park in a 5-1 win.
Detroit’s Max Scherzer notches his fifteenth win of the season in an eight-inning effort, giving up four hits while striking out 9.
Chicago gave the ball to Francisco Liriano to start the game. Liriano was abused by a Tigers lineup that was on point, going four innings while giving up three runs on four hits and walking seven.
Brennan Boesch started the scoring for Detroit in the third inning, driving a deep triple to right center field scoring Austin Jackson. Miguel Cabrera continued the third inning scoring, driving in Boesch on a center field single.
Friday call-up Avisail Garcia drove in his first Major League RBI in the fifth, driving in Delmon Young on a line drive single to right field while moving the Tigers to a 3-0 lead.
After a Young solo home run in the seventh, Cabrera drove in his second RBI of the game in the form of a single to right field.
The win moves the Tigers to 71-61 on the season, giving Detroit an opportunity to grab a share of the American League Central lead with a win on Sunday in the final game of the series. Cy Young candidates square off as Justin Verlander gets the ball for Detroit against Chicago’s Chris Sale.
First pitch is at 8:00 p.m. and can be heard live on 590 WKZO.