UNDATED (WHTC) -- Anibal Sanchez pitched six-plus innings for the AL Central-leading Tigers, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk -- only the third time in 17 starts this season he has given up more than three runs. The Indians had just three hits off Sanchez in the first six innings before taking a 7-3 lead in the seventh. The series continues with a doubleheader this afternoon, making up for a game that was rained out on April 15 in Detroit. Corey Kluber gets the call for the first game with Max Scherzer on the mound for the Tigers in the second game. Broadcast coverage of the second game begins at 6:40 P.M. on 1450 WHTC.
The Cubs fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, 5-4. The Cubs put the tying run on third with one out against Addison Reed in the ninth, but weren’t able to bring it home. Anthony Rizzo cracked a pair of blasts among his three RBI for Chicago in the loss. The second game of the three games series tonight will see Travis Wood on the hill for the Cubs.
The White Sox topped the Astros, 3-2 with Alejandro De Aza's one-out single in the home seventh against Scott Feldman setting the stage for the game-winning RBI by Flowers. De Aza stole second to put himself in scoring position for Flowers, who ripped a 3-1 offering to the wall in left-center field. Hector Noesi gets the start for the White Sox this evening against the D-Backs.
The White Caps broom just keeps sweeping, finishing of the Peoria Chiefs last night at Fifth Third Ballpark, 3-2. That makes sweeps in four series out of the last six. In the bottom of the eighth, consecutive singles by Wynton Bernard and Javier Betancourt put runners at the corners with nobody out, and Betancourt later took advantage of a drawn-in infield to steal second base. The Chiefs countered by loading the bases in the ninth against Zac Reininger but he came through in the clutch. The Whitecaps begins the second series of their home stand, taking on the Burlington Bees this evening.
Story by: Diane E Coston