Detroit vs Chicago Game Final 10-8 - Collin Balester Earns Win
|Detroit vs Chicago Game Final 10-8 - Collin Balester Earns Win|
Chicago dropped a 10-8 decision at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday as Detroit legged out a win behind winning pitcher Collin Balester.
The Tigers were a +101 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Collin Balester earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 1 1/3 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Ryan Raburn in the win.
Chicago got a 5 1/3-inning outing from Jake Peavy in the loss. He gave up 6 earned runs, 2 walks and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while A.J. Pierzynski had 5 hits in the loss for the White Sox.
The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 14 hits, while Detroit only had 13.
Octavio Dotel pitched the final 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Detroit looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Minnesota. Chicago will aim to get back on the winning track at Los Angeles.