Mark Kotsay congratulates Carlos Quentin on his home run in the second inning. (AP)
By Freddy Garcia / MLB.com
Freddy Garcia struck out a season-high seven in seven-plus innings to keep the slumping Tigers down and force a tie atop the AL Central. Alex Rios led the offense with four hits and three RBIs, while Carlos Quentin homered for the second straight night for the surging White Sox.
BATTING 2B: Rios, A (31, Galarraga, A), Quentin (14, Rodney). HR: Quentin (21, 2nd inning off Figaro, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Podsednik; Quentin 6; Ramirez, Al; Rios, A 5; Lillibridge. RBI: Quentin (56), Podsednik (48), Rios, A 3 (71). 2-out RBI: Rios, A 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Konerko; Beckham, G; Lillibridge 3; Pierzynski 2. GIDP: Kotsay, Lillibridge. Team RISP: 3-for-15. Team LOB: 13.
BASERUNNING SB: Podsednik (30, 2nd base off Figaro/Laird), Kotsay (3, 3rd base off Figaro/Laird), Rios, A 2 (24, 2nd base off Figaro/Laird,
2nd base off Perry/Laird), Quentin (3, 2nd base off Galarraga, A/Laird), Lillibridge (6, 2nd base off Lyon/Laird).
Garcia, F pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Galarraga, A pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.
Game Scores: Garcia, F , Figaro . WP: Garcia, F. IBB: Ramirez, Al (by Galarraga, A), Ramirez, Al (by Perry), Podsednik (by Lyon), Kotsay (by Rodney). HBP: Quentin (by Galarraga, A), Quentin (by Perry). Pitches-strikes: Garcia, F 95-63, Pena, R 9-6, Thornton 19-11, Figaro 38-22, Ni, F 3-3, Galarraga, A 43-20, Perry 44-24,
Lyon 17-9, Rodney 24-12. Groundouts-flyouts: Garcia, F 5-5, Pena, R 1-0, Thornton 1-1, Figaro 0-0, Ni, F 1-0, Galarraga, A 2-3, Perry 3-2, Lyon
2-0, Rodney 2-0. Batters faced: Garcia, F 28, Pena, R 3, Thornton 4, Figaro 9, Ni, F 1, Galarraga, A 12, Perry 11, Lyon 6, Rodney 6. Inherited runners-scored: Pena, R 2-1, Ni, F 3-1, Galarraga, A 2-0, Perry 1-1. Umpires: HP: Mark
Carlson. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Tim Tschida. Weather: 55 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 11
mph, R to L. T: 2:49 (:16 delay). Att: 35,184. Venue: Comerica Park. October 3, 2009 October 3, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner