The Tigers are 11-games over .500 for the first time this season after beating the White Sox 6-to-2 last night in Chicago. Sloppy play by the White Sox helped Detroit win its third straight with 4 Chicago errors last night on top of the 3 miscues in the Monday night opener of this 4-game series. Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings to win his third straight start and the Tigers increased their lead in the American League Central to three-and a-half games over the second place Indians, who lost again at Seattle.
Jhonny Peralta and Hernan Perez each drove in two runs for Detroit, which played without third baseman Miguel Cabrera. He was held out of the contest due to a sore left hip flexor muscle that flared up during Monday’s contest. Cabrera didn’t have an MRI yesterday and said he’s feeling better so it appears he’ll be able to avoid going on the disabled list. Tiger manager Jim Leyland said Cabrera probably won’t play tonight but might return for the series finale tomorrow afternoon. The struggling White Sox have tied their season-low mark of 19 games under .500. Anibal Sanchez will be on the mound tonight for the Tigers.
The Cubs lost 10-to-4 last night at Arizona.