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Grand slam by White Sox rookie beats Tigers 6-3 Thursday afternoon

White Sox lefty Chris Sale picked up the win over the Tigers on Thursday afternoon
White Sox lefty Chris Sale picked up the win over the Tigers on Thursday afternoon

DETROIT, MI (WTVB) - Josh Phegley belted a grand slam in the sixth inning to erase a 3-1 deficit and lift the White Sox to a 6-3 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park.  Alejandro De Aza went 3-for-5 with an RBI and Alexei Ramirez had two hits and drove in a run for Chicago.  Chris Sale pitched into the seventh inning for the win as the Sox took two-of-three in the series.  Anibal Sanchez was touched for five runs in five and a third frames to fall to 7-and-6 with the loss.  Matt Tuiasosopo hit a two-run and Miguel Cabrera added his 30th of the season for Detroit. Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez says they have to forget this game and get ready for the Rangers. 

The Tigers host Texas for a three game series before the All Star break, beginning tonight with Doug Fister on the mound, hoping to improve on his 6-5 record.

Tigers reliever Joaquin Benoit finished third in the AL All-Star Final Vote, behind the Yankees pitcher David Robertson and the winner from the Blue Jays, pitcher Steve Delabar.  Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will represent the National League in next week's All Star Game at Citi Field after finishing on top of the Senior Circuit's Final Vote.  Meanwhile, pitcher Rick Porcello has dropped his appeal of his six game suspension for hitting the Rays Ben Zobrist on June 30th, a day after Tampa Bay closer Fernando Rodney threw a pitch high and inside to Miguel Cabrera.  Major League Baseball reduced the penalty by one game and Porcello should not miss a scheduled start.   

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