Cabrera's blast lifts Tigers over Royals
Miguel Cabrera's 39th home run of the season was a game-winner, with his ninth inning solo blast lifting the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Royals, 6-5, Saturday at Comerica Park. Benoit (3-0) tossed a scoreless top of the ninth to pick up the win, the Tigers' second of this five-game set. Detroit starter Doug Fister left with the lead after limiting the Royals to three runs over 6 1/3 frames. The Tigers moved 7 1/2 games clear of the third-place Royals in the AL Central with the victory. Game coverage of Game 5 in the home series against Kansas City gets underway at 12:40 P.M. on 1450 WHTC.
Cards Blank Cubs
Travis Wood allowed four runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings for the Cubs in a losing effort against the Cardinals, 4-0. Chicago's best chance to score came in the third inning. With the bases loaded and one out, Anthony Rizzo struck out swinging and Nate Schierholtz grounded out to end the threat. Wood retired the first nine batters he faced before giving up back-to-back doubles to Carpenter and Beltran in the fourth. Game 3 of the weekend series gets started this afternoon at Wrigley Field.
White Sox Edge Twins
Dayan Viciedo clubbed a three-run homer and Chris Sale spun seven solid innings, as the Chicago White Sox edged the Minnesota Twins, 8-5, Saturday in the third tilt of a four-game series at Target Field. Sale struck out eight while yielding three runs on nine hits and one walk to notch his third straight victory. Addison Reed retired the Twins in order in the home half of the ninth to secure his 30th save of the season. The White Sox take on Minnesota today at Target Field.
White Caps Top Dragons
Jordan John tossed six strong innings and Corey Knebel picked up a four-out save as the West Michigan Whitecaps opened their seven-game road trip with a 3-2 win over the Dayton Dragons on Saturday night at Fifth Third Field. The two hurlers, along with Jeff Thompson, combined to throw a five-hitter as West Michigan picked up a much-needed win over Dayton on the heels of a disappointing 1-5 home stand. The road trip continues this afternoon.
Story by Diane Coston