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Tigers use big inning to top White Sox

Jun 6, 2011 - 12:32 AM Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Ryan Raburn's grand slam capped a six-run fourth inning that lifted the Tigers to a 7-3 win over the White Sox.

Brad Penny (5-4) allowed three runs on eight hits over five innings to get the win, while Miguel Cabrera tacked on a solo homer in the sixth inning for the Tigers, who took two of three in the series and have won six of their last seven overall.

Paul Konerko doubled twice and drove in a run and Gordon Beckham added a solo blast in the fourth frame for Chicago, which had won four straight before dropping the last two of this set.

Jake Peavy (2-1) retired the first nine batters he faced before imploding in the fourth and leaving with a groin injury he said affected his location.

"You watch the game and you watch where my pitches went, they went where they were intended to go for the first three innings," said Peavy. "Then after that, I didn't really throw one ball where it was supposed to be thrown."

The White Sox jumped out with two runs in the first inning, as Konerko doubled in Juan Pierre and Carlos Quentin scored on a wild pitch.

But the lead evaporated when Peavy unraveled in the fourth. After a leadoff single and a pair of one-out walks, Victor Martinez put the Tigers on the board with a sacrifice fly.

Andy Dirks followed with an RBI double to tie things, and Alex Avila walked in front of Raburn, who took the first pitch he saw into the bullpen beyond the left-field wall for his third career grand slam.

"It feels great, especially being able to help your team win and come through like that," Raburn said of hitting a grand slam.

Beckham and Cabrera traded solo homers from there, and the Tigers' bullpen -- Al Alburquerque, Joaquin Benoit and Jose Valverde -- maintained the four-run lead the rest of the way.

Game Notes

Peavy threw 37 of his 75 pitches in the fourth inning. His final line saw him strike out four while allowing six runs on three hits and three walks...In five previous road starts this season, Penny was 1-3 with a 7.71 earned run average...Chicago went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10.








  • DETROIT: 7
    CHICAGO: 3
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  • Ryan Raburn two-out, Grand Slam (5) to left scored Miguel Cabrera, Andy Dirks and Alex Avila. Ramon Santiago due up.

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  • Andy Dirks double to right scored Brennan Boesch with two out. On the play, Miguel Cabrera advances to third. Runners on second and third and Alex Avila due up.

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  • With Brent Lillibridge batting, Carlos Quentin scored on a wild pitch with two out. Paul Konerko advances to third. Runner on third.

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  • Paul Konerko double to left scored Juan Pierre with one out. On the play, Carlos Quentin advances to third. Runners on second and third and A.J. Pierzynski due up.

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