Tigers Slam The Sox
After a dismal never-ending road-trip, the Detroit Tigers returned home, got to sleep in their own beds, waking the next day to slam the Chicago White Sox with a 15-5 victory. The Tigers began the first game of a three game series against the White Sox, Friday evening, with bats blazing away.
Cabrera doubled off from pitcher Derek Holland, bringing Castellanos home to score. J.D. Martinez, not to be outdone, doubled to deep left center and brought Cabrera in to score, putting the Tigers on the board at 2-0.
Michael Fulmer kept Chicago scoreless in the 2nd, but Detroit remained hot with Mikie Mahtook hitting a homer and Cabrera hitting another double, bringing in Iglesias and Castellanos, pushing the score to 5-0.
It wasn’t until the 3rd inning that the White Sox were able to score a run, but the Tigers continued to surge at the plate, with J.D. Martinez hitting a homer to left-center, John Hicks shooting a homer to left-field, Dixon Machado tripled to deep center and Cabrera hitting a sacrifice fly bringing in Machado to score. The sizzling bats shot the score to 10-1.
The White Sox came to life, briefly in the 5th, bringing in three players to score, but the Tigers responded by scoring again and raising the stakes to 11-4.
The 6th inning saw the Tigers scoring three more runs with Upton doubling to Left-field, bringing J.D. Martinez home and Machado doubling to right-center taking Upton and Iglesias in to score, increasing the lead to 14-4.
The White Sox nudged the score, a hair, with a run in the 7th, making it 14-5. But the Tigers offered no relief and took another step forward, with John Hicks scoring, in the 8th inning, on a double by Mikie Mahtook and nudging the score to 15-5.
Blaine Hardy closed the game for Detroit and kept the score at 15-5.
The two teams face each other in the second game of the series, Saturday afternoon. Coverage begins at 3:45 PM on 95.3 WBCK.