White Sox Closing on the Tigers, 4-3
Mark Buehrle looked more like his old self. The Chicago White Sox appear to be revisiting the past too.
They got a solid effort from their starting pitcher, took advantage of their opponent’s mistakes and gained another game in the division standings.
Carlos Guillen and Brandon Inge committed costly errors, and the White Sox rallied past the Detroit Tigers, 4-3, Saturday to move to within 6 1/2 games of the American League Central leaders.
The Tigers, who have the best record in the majors, gave up four unearned runs and tied a season high with their fourth loss in a row.
“I’m certainly not going to let a four-game losing streak stand in the way or jump ship -- I’m going to be there for them,” Manager Jim Leyland said.
A White Sox team that was on the verge of falling out of the division race after running neck and neck with Detroit the first half of the season won for the fourth time in five games. Chicago will try to complete the sweep today.
Buehrle didn’t get the win, but he lasted six innings, throwing 91 pitches, striking out a season-high seven and walking none. His last win was June 27 at Pittsburgh.
“I just think the ball’s been landing my way the last couple games,” he said.