UNDATED (WHTC) -- The Tigers pounded the Indians for a second straight game, winning 9-4, behind home runs from Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. Cabrera and Hunter each hit two-run shots, while Fielder's was a solo job. Anibal Sanchez grabbed his seventh win dealing five innings of one-run ball making his return from the disabled list. Detroit is now three-and-half-games ahead of Cleveland for first place in the AL Central. The two teams meet again this afternoon. Coverage on 1450 WHTC begins at 12:40 PM.
The Cubs sank the Pirates, winning the game, 4-3. Alfonso Soriano accounted for all of the Cubs offense with a pair of two-run homers in the win over the Pirates at Wrigley Field. Soriano connected for each long ball in the fourth and fifth innings. Edwin Jackson improved to 5-and-10 allowing one-run across five-and-two-thirds innings. The Cubs and Pirates go at it again today.
Pitching beat the White Sox Saturday as the Rays defeated the White Sox 3-0 at The Trop. Matt Moore improved to 12-and-3 by tossing six-and-a-third innings of five-hit ball with six strikeouts. Chris Sale allowed three total runs, two earned, over seven innings with nine strikeouts. He fell to 5-and-8 with the loss. Alexei Ramirez and Gordon Beckham were each 2-for-3 for Chicago, which has lost three out of four.
The West Michigan Whitecaps pulled out a rain-shortened, 4-3 win over the Lake County Captains on Saturday night at Classic Park. After a one-hour and six-minute delay in the bottom of the sixth inning, it was determined that the field had taken too much water and the contest was officially halted. The result was a 4-3 victory for West Michigan, giving them their second consecutive win while snapping Lake County’s. The Whitecaps try to keep their win streak alive tonight against Lake County.
Story by: Diane E Coston