UNDATED (WHTC) -- Max Scherzer suffered his first loo of the season as the Tigers fell to the Texas Rnagers. 7-1, at Comerica Park, falling to 13-and-one on the season. He allowed four runs in six innings. The Rangers struck three times in the fourth inning. Detroit answered with a run in the bottom of the inning, which began with Jhonny Peralta's single. He then stole second base and Matt Tuiasosopo walked. Brayan Pena grounded into a double play but rookie Hernan Perez came through with a run-scoring single to center, his first major league RBI. This afternoon, hear the Tigers and Texas go at it again from Comerica Park at 12:40 PM on 1450 WHTC.
Alfonso Soriano hit a solo home run and Luis Valbuena lifted a two-run shot as the Cubs got a 6-4 win over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. Starlin Castro and Dave Sappelt each had two hits and an RBI while Matt Garz improved to 6-1 with six-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball. Chicago has won six of it's last eight. The Cubs meet St Louis again this evening.
The White Sox split a doubleheader with Philadephia yesterday. In the first contest, Alexei Ramirez doubled in a run and later scored on an error in the 11th to give the White Sox a 5-4 victory over the Phillies. Alejandro De Aza doubled in two runs to tie the game at two in the fifth inning for Chicago. Ramon Troncoso picked up the win and Addison Reed locked up his 24th save. In the second game, Gordon Beckham knocked in the lone run for Chicago, which had won two straight. Simon Castro took the loss. The White Sox bump heads with Philadelphia this afternoon.
The suddenly hot Whitecaps kept rolling with a 9-1 victory over the Kane County Cougars last night, pounding out a dozen hits at Fifth Third Pallpark. The Whitecaps improved their second half record to .500 while winning for the fifth time in their last seven games. The six game homestand at Fifth Third Ballpark continues this afternoon against the Kane County Cougars.
Story by: Diane E Coston