After an ugly loss in Chicago on Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers were able to scrounge up a quality win against the White Sox on Thursday. It was a promising day for pitching as Kyle Lobstein was stellar and Joakim Soria looked like a lock down reliever.
Kyle Lobstein: 7.2 IP, 5 hits, 3 K’s
Jose Quintana: 5 IP, 4 hits, 8 K’s
Joakim Soria: 1.1 IP, 4 K’s, SV
Kyle Lobstein turned in a quality start as he took the mound in the Windy City. With this victory he moves to 3-2 on the season.
The White sox shot themselves in the foot early on as Jose Quintana threw a wild pitch, allowing Miguel Cabrera to score.
Chicago then tied things up 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning as former Tiger Avisail Garcia singled to center field to score Melky Cabrera.
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Detroit recaptured the lead in the next inning after Miguel Cabrera (this guy does it all) grounded out to Gordon Beckham at third base to score Rajai Davis. Then, in the top of the eighth inning Detroit was able to collect another run after Victor Martinez knocked a line drive to Adam Eaton in center field, scoring Ian Kinsler. Nick Castellanos got in on the action as well, hitting a line drive to the outfield and scoring Miguel Cabrera.
With a three run lead in the eight, the mighty Joakim Soria came out of the bullpen and shut the door for Detroit.
Soria was absolutely dominant on the mound, striking out all four batters he faced: jose Abreu, Adam Laroche, Avisail Garcia, and Alexi Ramirez all went down swinging. And let me say, it was a sight to see. This was Soria’s 11th save of the season and easily his most impressive.
After a period of time on the road the tigers are back in Detroit starting Friday to face the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins.