Bullpen fails again as Tigers lose, 10-8
CHICAGO -- Nick Swisher hit a three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the 14th inning Tuesday night as the Chicago White Sox rallied for four runs off Joel Zumaya and beat the Detroit Tigers, 10-8.
Detroit had taken an 8-6 lead in the top of the inning when Placido Polanco hit his second homer of the game, a two-run shot off Matt Thornton.
But Detroit’s bullpen woes continued. Zumaya (0-1) gave up a single to Orlando Cabrera and a double to Carlos Quentin. When Tigers shortstop Edgar Renteria fumbled Jermaine Dye’s grounder for an error, Cabrera scored and the lead was down to one.
After Jim Thome struck out for the second out, Swisher homered into the right-center field seats. Adam Russell (4-0) worked two-thirds of an inning in the 14th for the win.