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Detroit Tigers: Rally in ninth isn’t enough to beat Sox

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 20: Victor Reyes #22 of the Detroit Tigers singles against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning at Comerica Park on September 20, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 20: Victor Reyes #22 of the Detroit Tigers singles against the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning at Comerica Park on September 20, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Tigers picked up their 109th loss of the season tonight with a five to three defeat to the Chicago White Sox.

The Detroit Tigers played the second game of a three-game series tonight and lost once again. Tonight’s game looked a lot better than last night’s, but they still wound up dropping the game five to three despite having a small rally in the ninth.

Tyler Alexander got the start for Detroit tonight and looked solid for the first four innings. He dropped the ball in the fifth though, giving up three earned runs. Alexander got burned by how many hits he gave up. Giving up 10 hits in 4.1 innings doesn’t look good on the scorecard, even if it did only lead to three runs.

Bryan Garcia looked miserable again tonight. He came into the game in the eighth inning to try to keep Detroit within one run and ended up giving up two more runs to Chicago on three hits and a walk. Garcia’s ERA is now 14.29, and things aren’t looking too good for him at the moment. He will likely get more chances this season, however, given that there isn’t much to lose at this point.

Dawel Lugo had a great night for Detroit at the plate. He went three-for-four with a run scored on the night. Lugo has looked good since returning from an injury he sustained earlier in the year. He has shown that he can hit for both average and power. If he can work on his pitch selection a little, he has the potential to bud into a consistent threat at the plate.

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The series finale is tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. EST. Matthew Boyd will make the start for Detroit, and he is looking to get things back on track. Boyd has been by far in a way the best starter for the Tigers this season, but the second half of the year has been a bit of struggle for him. If he can find a way to keep the ball in the park tomorrow, he could help the Tigers avoid getting their 110th loss on the year.

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