White Sox beat Tigers 4-3 in walk-off win
CHICAGO (AP) — Leury Garcia singled home the winning run in the ninth as the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Saturday and avoided finishing last in the AL Central.
Pinch hitter J.B. Shuck doubled to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth. After Jose Abreu was intentionally walked, Garcia singled.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run for the Tigers and virtually locked up the AL batting title. He had three hits to raise his AL-best average to .338 while Boston’s Xander Bogaerts was hitless in four at-bats to drop to .320. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera will likely not play Sunday in the season finale.
Detroit is 2 1-2 games behind Chicago for last place in the division after winning the Central the last four seasons.