CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Eaton hit a game-ending single in the 12th inning and the Chicago White Sox rallied from seven runs down for a wild 10-9 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
J.B. Shuck led off the 12th with a double down the first-base line and advanced to third on Tim Anderson’s sacrifice. With the infield playing in, Eaton then bounced a grounder up the middle against Anibal Sanchez (3-7), lifting Chicago to an unlikely victory.
Zach Duke (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.
The White Sox trailed 7-0 in the third, hurt by another shaky start from James Shields. They faced a 9-7 deficit in the ninth before they got to Francisco Rodriguez for two runs with two outs, snapping a string of 19 straight successful save opportunities for the veteran closer.
Tiger DH Victor Martinez sidelined by right knee irritation
CHICAGO (AP) — Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is out of the starting lineup because of irritation in his right knee.
Martinez had an MRI on Monday morning, and manager Brad Ausmus says it showed “no major structural issues.” The 37-year-old Martinez says he isn’t concerned and joked he is just “getting old.”
Martinez is hitting .333 with nine homers and 35 RBIs in 60 games.
Outfielder J.D. Martinez replaced Victor Martinez at DH in the opener of a three-game series against the White Sox.
Ausmus says Victor Martinez is available to hit and will be evaluated daily.