Chicago Downed 8-6 By Detroit - Gavin Floyd Takes Loss
Kevin Youkilis swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 4 runs but it wasn't enough as Tigers defeated Chicago 8-6 at U.S. Cellular Field.
Detroit won as a -139 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Max Scherzer earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 0, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Prince Fielder in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Gavin Floyd worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Kevin Youkilis in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Detroit as they had 14 hits, while Chicago only had 9.
Jose Valverde pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.