White Sox 10, Tigers 6 (box)
Record: 4-4 (2nd place)
Wow. That was kind of a disgusting game, wasn’t it? Zach Miner was off, and more than a little off. Whenever it looked like the Tigers were going to keep this a game, Miner went out to the mound and gave it right back. The bullpen really didn’t help much, and the White Sox finished the day with four home runs, 16 hits and six walks. Detroit got as close at trailing 6-4 and later 8-6.
- Zach Miner – The line says it all, really. 3-1/3 innings, eight hits, eight runs, three home runs allowed. He just wasn’t locating all that well. It hurt because every time the Tigers scored, the White Sox got more runs back in the next half inning. He didn’t do his job.
- Misters 300 — Chicago’s Paul Konerko and Jermain Dye each hit the 300th home runs of their careers, and they came back-to-back in the second inning. So that’s admirable, I guess.
- Mr. 3-run homer? — Ramon Santiago showed a little power with a 3-run homer to right field. He went 3-for-5 and is hitting .385 this year in limited appearances.
- DeWayne Wise — It looked like the Tigers might just tie up the game on a Santiago hit to center field that seemed destined to plate a run, maybe two to tie the game, but the Sox center fielder somehow got to it for the catch — a sure web gem — and in the process separated his shoulder. So Chicago did earn this one at least.
- Juan Rincon — The Tigers “this game is a lost cause” reliever looked a bit shaky at times and maybe benefited from an umpire sick of standing in the cold, but in 3 innings, he struck out five and didn’t allow any runs. So that was good to see.
- Matt Treanor — played because catcher Gerald Laird was sick and a late scratch. I h0pe Laird’s feeling better Tuesday. At least Treanor didn’t strike out this time in going 0-3.