Coming into Sunday, the Detroit Tigers were 14-3 in their last 17 games played. After re-claiming first place for the first time since early May, the Tigers looked to end their home stand 7-1 with a sweep over the Chicago White Sox.
The long ball would be flying today. In the very first inning Quintin Berry hit a ball into the bullpen for a two run shot. Miguel Cabrera would then follow up Berry’s two-run home run with a solo shot of his own. Which was number 299 for his young career.
Cabrera would not waste much time hitting his 300th. In his very next at bat Cabrera hit a ball to dead center field. Nearly hitting another ball into the camera well for the second time this season. Cabrera became the 11th youngest player ever to hit 300 home runs
Brennan Boesch would also join the home run brigade, hitting his second home run in two days. Boesch has been sizzling hot in the month of July. After hitting just .220 with two homers and eight RBIs in the month of June, Boesch has hit .362 and belted out three homers and drove in 14 RBIs in July.
Jacob Turner was also impressive today. After his last outing against the Los Angeles Angels — only going two innings and surrendering seven runs — Turner went 5.1 innings gave up seven hits, struck out three, and gave up three earned runs on his way to collecting his first major league win.
At one point Turner had a streak of setting down 12 White Sox’s in a row before Paul Konerko singled with one out in the fifth inning.
The Tigers gained a whole game lead in the standings. Giving them a 1.5 game lead in total. After an off day, the Tigers make the short journey down to Cleveland to face the Indians for a three game set.
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