UNDATED (WHTC) -- Justin Verlander allowed six runs in five-and-two-thirds frames as he slipped to 10-and-7 on the season. Victor Martinez went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI for Detroit, which has lost three-of-four. Alex Avila was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in defeat. The Tigers take on Kansas City again this afternoon. Coverage on 1450 WHTC gets underway at 1:45 P.M.
Carlos Villanueva gave up seven runs in four-plus innings for the loss. Luis Valbuena was 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI for Chicago, which has lost two-of-three. It was the Cubs' fourth loss in their past 11 games. Chicago will look to take this series and the season series with the Rockies in Sunday's rubber match late this afternoon.
Alex Rios blasted a grand slam and knocked in five runs as the White Sox sank the Braves 10-6 in Chicago. Alejandro De Aza was 4-for-5 with a run scored for Chicago, which snapped a three-game slide. Jeff Keppinger added two RBI while Josh Phegley was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and an RBI in the win. Jake Peavy allowed four runs, two earned, in six innings in his first start since early June.
The West Michigan Whitecaps survived a ninth-inning rally to knock off the Peoria Chiefs, 5-4, in the opener of a three-game series at Dozer Park on Saturday night. The Whitecaps took a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, but Peoria nearly came back. Catch the second half of a Sunday baseball doubleheader this afternoon. Whitecaps coverage starts at 5:50 P.M. on 1450 WHTC and Whtc.com
Lee Westwood carded a one-under 70 in the third round to move up and take the overall lead at The Open Championship from Muirfield. Westwood is three-under for the tournament. Hunter Mahan was tied with a third-round-best at minus-three to jump into a tie in second place with Tiger Woods. Both Mahan and Woods are one-under par through 54 holes. Woods was one-over on the day. This year's Masters winner Adam Scott is alone in fourth at even par.
Story by: Diane E Coston