The Detroit Tigers were able to come back in the ninth inning to get a victory against the Chicago White Sox in the second game of a doubleheader.
The Detroit Tigers played a doubleheader today and were able to win the second game despite losing the first. This game was highlighted by a big home run in the ninth inning to give Detroit a lead that they would carry on to win the game with a final score of four to three.
This game was low scoring for the most part, with the White Sox scoring two in the second and the Tigers scoring one in the sixth. These were the only runs in the game until the top of the ninth when John Hicks hit a three-run home run to put the Tigers up four to two. The White Sox would get a home run of their own in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasn’t enough.
Detroit’s pitching was decent this game. Tyler Alexander looked a little shaky this outing, giving up two walks and seven hits, but he was able to limit the damage to two runs. Outside of that, the bullpen was perfect except for the home run Joe Jimenez gave up in the ninth inning. Buck Farmer threw one perfect inning and was credited with the win on the game.
Outside of the ninth inning, Detroit’s offense wasn’t so great. Jeimer Candelario had a decent night, going two-for-four with an RBI double and Victor Reyes had another couple of knocks, but that was about it. They were able to scrape up enough runs to pick up the win though, which should help their morale going into next game.
Detroit plays its final game of the regular season tomorrow at 3:10 p.m. EST. Spencer Turnbull will get the start and have a chance to get his fourth win on the season. Despite Turnbull’s record, he has looked decent and had a great outing last game. Hopefully, he can pick up the win and end the season on a high note.