Tigers 6, White Sox 4
A walk and two singles greeted Jeff Samardzija in the first and it looked like the Tigers were on their way to a winning streak. Then came the bottom of the inning where a single, error, and home run gave the Sox the lead very quickly against Alfredo Simon (11 GS, 71.2 IP, 2.76 ERA, 3.61 FIP). An inning later, Eaton tripled in a run and the Tigers looked desperate. The Tigers got one in the 4th and then rallied hard in the 6th with bombs from Cespedes and Martinez to retake the lead. They added on and Simon cruised, pushing the club two games over .500, claiming a series win. They’ll take a day off and get the Cubs with Anibal Sanchez (12 GS, 74.1 IP, 5.69 ERA, 4.50 FIP) driving the bus.
The Moment: JD Martinez homers to lift the Tigers ahead.