Tigers keep pressure on White Sox
August 04, 2012 18:25:20 UK
Doug Fister goes in search of his sixth win of the season on Saturday evening at Comerica Park in Detroit after the Tigers defeated Cleveland 10-2 on Friday.
Anibal Sanchez (1-1) picked up his first win since coming over from the Miami Marlins, allowing two runs, one of which was unearned, on eight hits and two walks while striking out five over 6+ innings.
Prince Fielder had three hits including his 18th home run of the year, as the Tigers remained two and a half games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central Division race.
The Tigers are 1.20 to win American League Central, with the White Sox 4.70.
Justin Masterson (7-10) continued his disappointing campaign conceding seven of Detroit's runs on 10 hits and four walks over just four innings and Cleveland will look for a better performance from Ubaldo Jimenez, who faces Fister before the two teams conclude their three-game series on Sunday.
Gavin Floyd is on the mound for the Division leaders as the Pale Hose host the Los Angeles Angels at US Cellular Field after needing 10 innings to top the visitors on Friday.
Alex Rios hit his second home run of the game for the walk off 8-6 win as the White Sox prevailed despite Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each going deep.
Also going extra innings were the Minnesota Twins who edged the Boston Red Sox 6-5 at Fenway Park for their second straight win in the four-game series.
Jamey Carroll capped off a 4-for-4 performance with the game-winning single in the top of the 10th and the Twins send Cole De Vries to the mound in Game 3 to face Clay Buchholz.
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