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Tigers Blank ChiSox Behind Scherzer, Dodgers Over Cubs, Fourteen Hits Not Enough to Beat Dayton

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer REUTERS/Adam Hunger
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer REUTERS/Adam Hunger

UNDATED (WHTC) -- Max  Scherzer earned his MLB-best 16th win of the year as the Tigers defeated the White Sox 3-0 at Comerica Park.  Scherzer moved to 16-and-1 with seven-and-two-thirds innings of three-hit ball.  Torii Hunter, Jhonny Peralta and Jose Iglesias each hit solo homers for Detroit, which has won seven straight.  Joaquin Benoit nailed down his 12th save in the win.  John Danks allowed three runs in seven innings as he fell to 2-and-9 for Chicago, which managed just four hits.  The Sox have dropped nine in-a-row.  The Tigers try to keep their win streak alive this afternoon against the White Sox.  Coverage on 1450 WHTC gets underway at 12:40 P.M.

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Dodgers Over Cubs

Carl Crawford was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI to power the Dodgers to a 3-0 win over the Cubs in Chicago.  Chris Capuano allowed six hits over six-and-a-third frames for the win.  Kenley Jansen picked up his 16th save for Los Angeles, which has won a franchise-best 13 straight road games.  Jeff Samardzija [[ suh-MARD-juh ]] gave up three runs in six innings while striking out nine.  Cole Gillespie was 2-for-4 for Chicago, which has lost six-of-seven.  The Cubs and Dodgers play this afternoon at Wrigley Field.

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Fourteen Hits Not Enough to Beat Dayton

The West Michigan Whitecaps turned 14 hits into just three runs on Saturday night, dropping the opener of a four-game series against the Dayton Dragons, 5-3, at Fifth Third Ballpark.  West Michigan (20-19, 53-56) also drew seven walks and had a runner in scoring position during every inning, but left 14 men on base and hit into three double plays while going 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.  The Whitecaps continue the home stand at Fifth Third Ballpark with a 1:00 p.m. first pitch on Sunday afternoon against the Dayton Dragons.

Stroy by:  Diane E Coston

 

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