Tigers Make Big Trade, White Sox Win Game 7-4
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DETROIT (AP) – Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton added three apiece to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
The game quickly became a secondary concern in the Motor City when the Tigers added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay’s David Price in a blockbuster three-team deal.
The Rays received left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames from the Tigers. Tampa Bay also got infielder Nick Franklin from Seattle, with Detroit outfielder Austin Jackson going to the Mariners.
Jackson was removed from Detroit’s game against the Chicago White Sox with one out in the top of the seventh inning. As he jogged in from center field, he got a nice hand from the home fans, many of whom no doubt understood the significance of the substitution moments before the trade deadline.
Joakim Soria (1-4) – another pitcher Detroit recently traded for – hit Paul Konerko with the bases loaded in the seventh to give the White Sox a 5-4 lead.
Abreu extended his hitting streak to 20 games.
Ronald Belisario (4-7) got the win in relief, and Jake Petricka pitched the ninth for his sixth save.
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