DETROIT (WWJ/AP)– A walk off two-run shot by Jhonny Peralta in the ninth wins the game as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Friday.
As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – Miguel Cabrera hit a RBI single in the 8th inning to start the rally putting the Tigers within one run.
With Alex Avila on base after hitting a single – Peralta ended it with a homer to right-center off Matt Thornton (1-1).
Jose Valverde (2-0) pitched the top of the ninth for the win.
Chicago’s Jake Peavy allowed three runs and seven hits in 7 2-3 innings, but the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead for him.
Tigers’ reliever Octavio Dotel allowed 2-run homer in the 7th inning and the Detroit slowly made their way back.
The Tigers were tied at two-all through six strong innings pitched by starter Drew Smyly who threw 99 pitches, allowed 2 runs on 7 hits and struck out 7 before being relieved by Dotel.
Tune in to 97.1 The Ticket on Saturday as the Detroit Tigers take on the Chicago White Sox in game two of the three game series – first pitch is 4:05 p.m.
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