9th-inning homers send Chicago White Sox to 4-2 win over Detroit Tigers
CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Davidson, Daniel Palka and the Chicago White Sox struck late — and quickly — to pull out another victory.
Davidson hit a two-run, game-ending homer as the White Sox scored three times in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 on Monday for their eighth win in 11 games.
Davidson hit his 20th homer into the left-field bullpen on the first pitch his saw from Detroit closer Shane Greene (2-6) after Welington Castillo singled. Daniel Palka’s 21st homer to lead off the ninth tied it at 2.
The rebuilding White Sox are finding ways to win down the stretch, even if they’re all but eliminated from postseason contention.
Victor Martinez homered deep to left with one out in the top of the ninth off Jace Fry (2-2) to put Detroit ahead 2-1. Greene then failed to retire a batter in the ninth as he blew his fifth save.
“It happened,” said Martinez, who sat out Sunday in New York and was questionable for this one with flu-like symptoms. “Shane has been doing great for us all year long and he’s only human.”