Recap - Detroit Defeats Chicago 8-1
Detroit grabbed an 8-1 win over Chicago on Friday, as Justin Verlander was credited with a win at Comerica Park.
Bettors who backed the Tigers were rewarded as -205 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Justin Verlander earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 7 1/3 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 7 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Jhonny Peralta in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher John Danks worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 8 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Juan Pierre in a losing cause.
Detroit enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 11-7 advantage in hits.