Tigers continue to roll with 10th straight winSep 13, 2011 - 5:31 AM
Detroit got four hits and three RBI from Ryan Raburn in a 14-4 rout of Chicago, extending its winning streak to 10 games and reducing its magic number for clinching the AL Central to five.
The Tigers pounded out 21 hits -- getting three from Delmon Young and Brandon Inge -- to notch their first 10-game winning streak since 1968, when the club won 11 in a row.
"Our goal has been to go out and win every ballgame," Inge said. "That's the key for us, because we know if we win every ballgame no one can catch us."
Detroit began its current streak with a three-game sweep of the Sox from September 2-4, which ended with an 18-2 clobbering during which it set season highs in runs and hits.
Eight days later, not much has changed.
All the run support made for an easy victory for Rick Porcello (14-8), who allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings.
White Sox starter John Danks (6-12) allowed eight runs -- seven earned -- in five innings to take the loss. Chicago is 11 1/2 games behind Detroit, tied with Cleveland for second-place in the division.
"I didn't do my job very good at all. I actually did a terrible job," Danks said. "But like I said, they're playing pretty good baseball, now, too. I don't know what else you can say."
Dayan Viciedo gave the White Sox a lead with an RBI groundout in the first inning, but Detroit soon began to pile on the runs.
Victor Martinez singled to start the second, and two batters later Jhonny Peralta drilled a bite-less and elevated cutter over the wall in left-center field. Raburn followed by blasting a first-pitch curveball, which Danks left over the plate, over the left field wall for a 3-1 lead.
Another run-scoring grounder pulled the White Sox within a run in the home half, but the Tigers tacked on two more in the third. With runners in scoring position and one out, Alex Avila drove in Young with a grounder and Peralta singled in Miguel Cabrera.
It got worse for Danks, who allowed an RBI single to Young in the fourth and two more runs in the fifth.
With Avila on second after a double, Raburn doubled, moved to third on an error and scored on a wild pitch to make it an 8-2 game.
Josh Kinney took over in the sixth, when a string of singles turned the game into a rout. With runners on the corners and nobody out, Cabrera, Martinez and Avila had consecutive RBI base hits.
Raburn singled in a run two batters later, and Ramon Santiago's bases-loaded double later in the inning made it a 14-2 contest. Kinney allowed every run.
Brent Morel hit homers in the seventh and ninth innings to complete the scoring.
Detroit has won 19 of its last 25 against the White Sox, including 11 of 16 this season...Raburn matched a career high in hits...Morel, who has 10 career homers, recorded his second career multi-homer game. He also hit two last Thursday against Cleveland...Porcello tied a career high in wins. He went 14-9 during his rookie season of 2009.
- DETROIT: 14
Sep 12 11:15 PM
- Brent Morel one-out, solo Home Run 2 (7) to center. Gordon Beckham due up.
Tigers 14, White Sox 4 Bot 9, 1 OutSep 12 11:10 PM
- Brent Morel two-out, solo Home Run (6) to center. Gordon Beckham due up.
Tigers 14, White Sox 3 Bot 7, 2 OutsSep 12 10:27 PM
- Ramon Santiago double to right scored Ryan Raburn and Brandon Inge with two outs. On the play, Austin Jackson advances to third. Runners on second and third and Delmon Young due up.
Tigers 14, White Sox 2 Top 6, 2 OutsSep 12 10:04 PM
- Ryan Raburn single to left scored Victor Martinez with two outs. Runner on first and Brandon Inge due up.
Tigers 12, White Sox 2 Top 6, 2 OutsSep 12 9:58 PM
- Alex Avila single to right scored Miguel Cabrera with none out. On the play, Victor Martinez advances to second. Runners on first and second and Jhonny Peralta due up.
Tigers 11, White Sox 2 Top 6, 0 OutsSep 12 9:55 PM
- Victor Martinez single to right scored Delmon Young with none out. On the play, Miguel Cabrera advances to third. Runners on first and third and Alex Avila due up.
Tigers 10, White Sox 2 Top 6, 0 OutsSep 12 9:53 PM
- Miguel Cabrera single to left scored Ramon Santiago with none out. On the play, Delmon Young advances to second. Runners on first and second and Victor Martinez due up.
Tigers 9, White Sox 2 Top 6, 0 OutsSep 12 9:49 PM
- Wild Pitch by John Danks scored Ryan Raburn with one out. None on and Brandon Inge at the plate.
Tigers 8, White Sox 2 Top 5, 1 OutSep 12 9:36 PM
- Ryan Raburn triple to left center scored Alex Avila with one out. Runner on third and Brandon Inge due up.
Tigers 7, White Sox 2 Top 5, 1 OutSep 12 9:34 PM
- Delmon Young single to right scored Austin Jackson with one out. Runner on first and Miguel Cabrera due up.
Tigers 6, White Sox 2 Top 4, 1 OutSep 12 9:19 PM
- Jhonny Peralta single to left scored Miguel Cabrera with two outs. Runner on first and Ryan Raburn due up.
Tigers 5, White Sox 2 Top 3, 2 OutsSep 12 9:04 PM
- Alex Avila ground out second to first scored Delmon Young with two outs. On the play, Miguel Cabrera advances to third. Runner on third with two outs and Jhonny Peralta due up.
Tigers 4, White Sox 2 Top 3, 2 OutsSep 12 9:03 PM
- Gordon Beckham ground out short to first scored Alejandro De Aza with two outs. None on and Juan Pierre due up.
Tigers 3, White Sox 2 Bot 2, 2 OutsSep 12 8:54 PM
- Ryan Raburn one-out, solo Home Run (13) to left. Brandon Inge due up.
Tigers 3, White Sox 1 Top 2, 1 OutSep 12 8:42 PM
- Jhonny Peralta one-out, two-run Home Run (19) to left scored Victor Martinez. Ryan Raburn due up.
Tigers 2, White Sox 1 Top 2, 1 OutSep 12 8:42 PM
- Dayan Viciedo ground out third to first scored Juan Pierre with two outs. On the play, A.J. Pierzynski advances to second and Paul Konerko advances to third. Runners on second and third and Alex Rios due up.
Tigers 0, White Sox 1 Bot 1, 2 OutsSep 12 8:31 PM
- DETROIT: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Sep 12 8:10 PM
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