Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Max Scherzer struck out nine batters over eight
shutout innings to win his fifth straight start, and Miguel Cabrera knocked in
two runs to help the Detroit Tigers to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago White
Delmon Young belted a solo homer for the Tigers, who have a chance to pull
even with the White Sox in the AL Central after this weekend. They are within
a game of the lead and can complete a three-game sweep Sunday night.
The series finale has a marquee pitching matchup of Chris Sale (15-5) for the
White Sox and Justin Verlander (12-7) for the Tigers.
Scherzer (15-6), who gave up four hits, has an ERA of 1.03 during his last
five starts. He leads the majors in strikeouts with 204, just ahead of
Francisco Liriano (5-11) hadn't lost since July 23, but the lefty suffered his
first defeat in a White Sox uniform. Liriano gave up four hits and three runs
with seven walks over four-plus innings.
The White Sox, losers in five of their last six games, got a pair of hits from
DeWayne Wise. They're 1-7 in eight games at Comerica Park this season and have
lost 11 of their last 12 at Detroit.
The Sports Network