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DETROIT (AP) -- Joshua Phegley's sixth-inning grand slam gave Chris Sale some long-awaited run support, and Chicago went on to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Thursday in a game that included a bench-clearing altercation shortly after the White Sox took the lead. Chicago trailed 3-1 when Phegley cleared the bases with a homer off Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez (7-6). Luke Putkonen came on and got one out before throwing a pitch behind Alexei Ramirez, who started toward the mound before being restrained. Benches and bullpens emptied, but the situation didn't really escalate. Sale (6-8) allowed three runs in 6 2-3 innings. Addison Reed pitched the ninth for his 23rd save in 27 chances. Detroit's Miguel Cabrera hit his 30th homer of the year.
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DETROIT Jim Leyland doesnt get a whole lot of love from Detroit Tigers fans.
Hes maligned in the social media and on radio talk shows for continuing to use Phil Coke with the game still in doubt; having too many cronies on his coaching staff; playing Andy Dirks, Don Kelly, Ramon Santiago and Alex Avila too much; not playing Matt Tuiasosopo enough; letting Jose Valverde burn down...
YouTube The Tigers and White Sox got into a little dance party Thursday afternoon Tigers reliever Luke Putkonen threw a pitch behind White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez. Putkonen’s pitch was in retaliation to the Tigers believing that White Sox starter Chris Sale threw up and in to Prince Fielder following a Miguel Cabrera home run earlier in the game. All you need to about the...
Your browser does not support iframes. Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland was as angry as you will ever see him during his team’s bench-clearing brawl against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. For those who missed it, you can see video of the melee here. It all started in the bottom of the fifth [...]
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. After a few days of waiting in hopes of healing, the Tigers brought up Hernan Perez from Erie to replace Omar Infante.
Following yesterday's simulated game, Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy told the team that he was hoping to be activated from the disabled list this weekend to start Sunday's contest against the Philadelphia Phillies. While Peavy feels ready to return, his next step is expected to be a rehab start on Sunday, not an appearance in the majors. The veteran is anxious...
49-40, 1st place, 2.5 games up.
Last night’s game left me with little motivation to write up anything today.
All I know is that we need to win to have a shot at winning the series.
Lineup coming later.
The L.A. Dodgers hit another multi-year high on Tuesday night. In other news, the Tigers earned their second-best rating of the season, and ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” could not match last year’s Yankees/Red Sox affair. [...]
50-41, 1st place, 2.5 ahead of Cleveland.
Onward and upward after a series against the White Sox that was, shall we say, insulting. Now come the Texas Rangers, a formidable opponent that matches up favorably against the Tigers just about any way you look at it. The optimist’s view would be that this is one of those rise to the occasion opportunities.
Ah, the bullpen. When will...
Mixed-league roto owners, looking for a waiver-wire pitcher before Wednesday's full slate of games?
Here's my free-agent choice (citing most 12-team leagues) for one day of fantasy stardom:
Rick Porcello (Tigers) vs. White Sox
1. Of his last 10 starts, Porcello has surrendered three or less runs seven times. In that span, he allowed zero or one run five times.
The Chicago White Sox have had a miserable season - particularly offensively - but their lineup seemed to find a groove while winning a road series this week.
Chicago will try to continue its hot hitting against a rookie pitcher who's been on a run of his own lately, as Jonathan Pettibone looks to win his third straight start when the Philadelphia Phillies host the White Sox...
New Red Sox reliever Matt Thornton
The Red Sox made a fairly important move tonight by acquiring White Sox left-handed relief pitcher Matt Thornton. Thornton is 0-3 with a 3.86 ERA in 40 appearances for the White Sox this season. He is a solid lefty arm that will be added to a severely depleted bullpen. After the injury to Andrew Miller and the ineffectiveness of Andrew Bailey...
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Here's how Torii Hunter reacted - if Rasheed Wallace's "both teams played hard" post-game interview was translated into noises, it'd probably sound like Hunter's:
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The White Sox announcers were right -- the umpires can use their discretion...
Earlier tonight, the White Sox made the first of what could be more than a couple of trades in the coming weeks. Long-time Sox reliever and left-hander Matt Thornton was sent to the Boston Red Sox and AA outfielder Brandon Jacobs. The White Sox also sent $750K to Boston, meaning the Red Sox will have to pay the bulk of Thornton’s remaining $3.5 million dollar contract.
With key injuries to both left handed pitchers Andrew Miller and Franklin Morales, it was inevitable for the Boston Red Sox to acquire another south paw to help out the team’s bullpen before the trade deadline. On Friday night, the team acquired veteran Chicago White Sox left handed relief pitcher Matt Thornton in exchange for Double-A outfielder Brandon Jacobs. Thornton joins...