The 31st home run of the season for White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and other big-time hits in the seventh inning by the “Good Guys” led to an 11-4 win Tuesday night at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers.
Before the seven-run seventh, the White Sox scored two runs in the fourth, and then they added two more runs in the eighth for their 11 total runs.
For the game, the White Sox offense totaled 15 hits.
This was a great win by the White Sox, even though it took until the seventh inning for the offense to really heat up.
Tuesday night also showed how the Tigers’ bullpen is struggling. The win put the White Sox at 51-55 overall, while the AL Central-leading Tigers fall to 57-45.
The seventh inning saw Tyler Flowers hit a ground ball to left field to plate Gillaspie, followed by Alexei Ramirez hitting a bases-clearing double to score Beckham, Flowers and Adam Eaton. Eaton finished the game with three hits.
Abreu followed with a home run to left field to also score Ramirez to put the White Sox ahead 8-2.
The White Sox weren’t finished as Adam Dunn hit a solo home run, his 16th of the season, for a seven-run lead.
Abreu added two more RBIs to his totals with an RBI double in the top of the eighth, scoring Flowers and Ramirez. Abreu finished the night with four RBIs, finishing 3-for-4 with two runs.
The Tigers scored their four runs with a two-run fourth and two more runs in the eighth.
Jose Quintana (6-7, 3.15 ERA) was the winning pitcher for the White Sox, going six innings where he allowed two earned runs on nine hits and two walks. He finished with two strikeouts in the win.
The loss went to Anibal Sanchez (7-5, 3.57 ERA) of the Tigers. He pitched 6.1 innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits and two walks. He struck out six.
Victor Martinez led Detroit at 3-for-4 with one run.