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Bunt drives home winning run as Tigers beat White Sox in series opener 4-3

Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

CHICAGO, IL (WTVB) - The Tigers rallied for a 4-3 win over the White Sox last night in Chicago and they used small ball for the comeback victory. All of Detroit’s nine hits were singles including a game winning two-out bunt in the top of the ninth off the bat of catcher Bryan Holaday. His rbi bunt drove in Austin Jackson from third to break a 3-3 tie and help the Tigers take the opener of a brief 2 game series that wraps up this afternoon.

A Chicago error helped put Jackson in scoring position as a fly ball he stroked to right-center tipped off the glove of the outfielder at the warning track allowing Jackson to race around to third. Detroit strung together four straight two-out singles in the sixth to erase a 3-1 deficit and tie the score at 3-all. Joe Nathan worked a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth to nail down his fifth save of the season, while Joba Chamberlain stranded runners on first and second in the eighth to pick up his first win with the Tigers.

Max Scherzer gets the start for the Tigers this afternoon at Chicago and then after a day off tomorrow, Detroit moves on to Kansas City for a 3-game weekend series against the Royals. The Cubs lost for the fifth time in six games last night, falling 3-2 at Cincinnati. 

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