Sunday Night Baseball

Season 23 Episode 22

Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Sep 02, 2012 on ESPN
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Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

The Chicago White Sox (72-60) travel to Comerica Park to face the Detroit Tigers (71-61) in a battle first place in the AL Central Division.

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    John Kruk

    John Kruk

    Game Analyst

    Guest Star

    Karl Ravech

    Karl Ravech

    Baseball Tonight Team

    Recurring Role

    Barry Larkin

    Barry Larkin

    Baseball Tonight Team

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Final Score:
        Chicago White Sox 2
        Detroit Tigers 4

      • Chicago's Adam Dunn missed his second straight game with a strained oblique.

      • This game marked the 80th consecutive start in which Justin Verlander threw 100+ pitches. The second longest such streak since 1990 is 28 by Randy Johnson. The last time Verlander did not throw at least 100 pitches was on June 22, 21010, against the New York Mets. On that day, he lasted only 2+ innings and threw 61 pitches.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • (on sweeping the White Sox and moving into a first place tie in the Central Division)
        Detroit Manager Jim Leyland: Like I said, this wasn't the Super Bowl today, this was a game. We had a good weekend. We just beat a very good team, a team that's been in first place for most of the year. It's going to be hard to take that away from them. They're good and they've answered every bell so far.

      • Justin Verlander: I just realized pretty quickly that I didn't have great fastball control, so I started to give a little bit more effort - thinking, 'Well, if I don't have great control, I'm not going to get beat with 90 (mph) over the plate, I'd rather get beat with 95, 96.

    • NOTES (3)

      • This game was televised on ESPN2.

      • In Canada, tonight's game was aired on Sportsnet. Regular carriers TSN2 was televising U.S. Open tennis.

      • Starting Lineups
        Chicago White Sox
        Alejandro De Aza CF
        Kevin Youkilis 3B
        Dewayne Wise LF
        Paul Konerko 1B
        Alex Rios RF
        A.J. Pierzynski DH
        Alexei Ramirez SS
        Tyler Flowers C
        Orlando Hudson 2B
        Chris Sale P
        Detroit Tigers
        Austin Jackson CF
        Omar Infante 2B
        Miguel Cabrera 3B
        Prince Fielder 1B
        Delmon Young LF
        Jhonny Peralta SS
        Avisail Garcia RF
        Brennan Boesch DH
        Gerald Laird C
        Justin Verlander P

    • ALLUSIONS (0)