A.J. Pierzynski leads Chicago White Sox to narrow 5-4 win against Detroit Tigers

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010
Chicago White Sox 5–4 Detroit Tigers Comerica Park
A.J. Pierzynski Miguel Cabrera
A.J. Pierzynski scored a go-ahead run in the tenth inning, while Miguel Cabrera scored a point after Don Kelly scored a home run.
Image: Keith Allison /shgmom56.

The Chicago White Sox scored a narrow 5–4 victory Monday against the Detroit Tigers after White Sox player A.J. Pierzynski scored a go-ahead run in extra innings. The go-ahead run gave the White Sox two extra runs.

"We're just finding ways to win games. We're battling. We're not giving at-bats away," Pierzynski, catacher for the White Sox, said after the game.

Though the White Sox led 3–2 in the fourth inning, Mark Kotsay got out at home plate when attempting to get the White Sox a fourth run. Later, Tiger Don Kelly scored a home run, pushing the Tigers up to a lead of 4–2. The homer had both Kelly and Miguel Cabrera scoring a run each. The White Sox also hit a run in the eighth inning.

Also notable was that rookie relief pitcher Chris Sale won his first game after pitching in the tenth inning. Sale, who is on the Sox, earned praise from Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen, who said "very, very pleasant surprise. Very, very nice."

The White Sox are currently 3 1/2 games behind the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central Division in the MLB. The Sox currently has a record of 77 wins and 60 losses, and have won four games in a row. The Detroit Tigers are third in the Central Division with a record of 68–70, and are 13 games behind Minnesota.

The game was played in Comerica Park in Detroit. 32,924 people attended the game.