Tigers Exit Wild Game With a Win
Miguel Cabrera awoke the Tigers Tuesday when he clobbered a ball 419 feet into the leftfield seats. Until that moment, the Tigers trailed, 6-0.
After Cabrera's homer got the Tigers onto the scoreboard, Prince Fielder doubled, Brennan Boesch was hit by a pitch and Ryan Raburn banged a slider into the seats to cut the White Sox lead to 6-5.
Then Jhonny Peralta walked. Delmon Young, pinch-hitting for Don Kelly, was hit by a pitch. And Austin Jackson belted another three-run shot, clearing the wall in center.
The six-run deficit was now a two-run lead for the Tigers, and the Tigers added two more runs in the seventh and survived another shaky bullpen outing -- this time Jose Valverde left with two outs in the ninth because of a lower back problem.
But the Tigers won, 10-8.