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Tigers prevail in extra innings over White Sox for fifth in a row

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CHICAGO -- Nook Logan delivered for the Detroit Tigers, who had to wait longer than expected to get their fifth straight win.

Logan's 11th-inning triple put the Tigers ahead of the Chicago White Sox and Franklyn German saved the 3-2 victory, two innings after closer Troy Percival failed to preserve a one-run lead in the ninth.

"It's a lot easier when you win these. It's very unusual," Tigers manager Alan Trammell said after the 4 hour, 10-minute game that featured 17 walks -- 11 by Detroit -- and 27 runners left on base.

Carlos Pena led off the 11th against Shingo Takatsu (0-1) with a walk and moved up to second on a sacrifice before Logan drove a pitch into the alley in right center to make it 3-2.

"Logan had had some big hits the last 10 games and he has given this team a big spark," Trammell said.

Logan connected against a fastball from the side-arming Takatsu, whose changeups are sometimes clocked in the 60-mph range.

"You can never tell when it comes out of his hand," Logan said.

"I got one about thigh high and put a good swing on it."

Jamie Walker (1-0) got the win with a scoreless 10th, and German got three outs for his first save.

The White Sox have lost three in a row after opening the season 16-4.

"We can't continue to think we're going to pitch and win 1-0 every day. We've got to score some runs," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. Chicago stranded 16 runners and squandered numerous scoring opportunities, failing to take advantage of Detroit's wildness.

"We haven't had any one get the big hit. When a couple of guys got on, they'd make a good pitch and get out of it," Chicago catcher A.J. Pierzynski said.

The Tigers took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth but a wild Percival blew the save.

He gave up an infield single to Tadahito Iguchi, walked Carl Everett and hit Paul Konerko to load the bases before Aaron Rowand delivered a tying sacrifice fly to center.

The White Sox had a chance to win it when pinch-runner Pablo Ozuna moved to third on the Rowand's fly. But after pinch-hitter Timo Perez struck out, Pierzynski was walked intentionally to reload the bases before Percival got Joe Crede to foul out.

Ivan Rodriguez's two-out RBI double gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead in the seventh.

Rondell White tied the game with a one-out homer in the sixth on Jose Contreras' 100th pitch.

Contreras, forced to leave his previous start after 3 1/3 innings with a sore right hamstring, labored through six innings, walking three, hitting a batter and throwing 113 pitches. He gave up a run on three hits with six strikeouts in his fifth straight no-decision this season.

Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth with an unearned run when Everett worked out of an 0-2 hole and drew a bases-loaded walk on a 3-2 pitch from Detroit starter Nate Robertson.

Pierzynski led off with a single and after the next two batters were retired, Detroit second baseman Omar Infante fumbled Scott Podsednik's grounder for an error before Iguchi walked to load the bases.

Robertson, pitching for the first time in 10 days because of a weather postponement, allowed four hits and an unearned run in six innings and also walked seven.

"You could say effective wildness," Robertson said. "It's just another aspect of the game that makes it beautiful. You go out there and walk seven guys and you give up a run and have a chance to win a game. That's what we're trying to do, win games."

Robertson got in trouble again in the sixth but pitched out of another bases-loaded jam by getting Podsednik on a grounder to first.

The White Sox threatened in the seventh when Iguchi singled off Kyle Farnsworth and raced to third when Rodriguez threw high and wide to second on a stolen base. Farnsworth then fanned Konerko and after Rowand walked, he snared Dye's hard comebacker and threw him out.

Notes

  • Frank Thomas, recovering from ankle surgery, took batting practice Friday and plans to try running Saturday. Thomas has also undergone shock wave therapy to relieve the pain.
  • Ramon Martinez rejoined the Tigers after a three-game rehab stint with Triple-A Toledo in which he had six hits in a game Tuesday night. He'd been on the 15-day DL with a sprained left thumb.
  • Game-time temperature was 47 degrees and the announced crowd was 18,313.
  • Brandon Inge's 13-game hitting streak ended. He was 0-for-5.
 
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Carlos Pena crosses home plate for the winning run on Nook Logan's 11th-inning triple. (AP)
Carlos Pena crosses home plate for the winning run on Nook Logan's 11th-inning triple. (AP)

Players of the Game
Detroit

N. Logan
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
Chicago

T. Iguchi
AB 5
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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Detroit Tigers
Brandon Inge, 3B5000122 .333
Ivan Rodriguez, C6011023 .337
Carlos Guillen, SS4010100 .395
Rondell White, LF5111004 .315
Dmitri Young, DH4000131 .321
Craig Monroe, RF4010022 .247
Carlos Pena, 1B3100222 .169
Omar Infante, 2B3010111 .237
Nook Logan, CF4131003 .405
Totals3838361218 
Batting
2B - Ivan Rodriguez (7, Vizcaino), Omar Infante (5, Contreras)
3B - Nook Logan (1, Takatsu)
HR - Rondell White (4, Contreras)
SH - Omar Infante (2), Nook Logan (2)
RBI - Ivan Rodriguez (12), Rondell White (12), Nook Logan (3)
2-OUT RBI - Ivan Rodriguez (2)
SB - Dmitri Young (1, 2nd base off Marte/Pierzynski), Craig Monroe (2, 2nd base off Contreras/Pierzynski)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Infante-Pena, Inge-Infante-Pena
E - Omar Infante (2, misplayed grounder), Ivan Rodriguez (1, throwing error)
Detroit Tigers
Nate Robertson 6410710 4.64
Kyle Farnsworth (H,3) 1100120 4.50
Ugueth Urbina (H,3) 1000100 4.76
Troy Percival (BS,2) 1111210 4.35
Jamie Walker (W,1-0) 1100000 2.25
Franklyn German (S,1) 1000000 3.24
IBB - Crede by Nate Robertson, Pierzynski by Troy Percival
HBP - Konerko (by Troy Percival)
Pitches-Strikes - Nate Robertson 99-53, Kyle Farnsworth 27-15, Ugueth Urbina 24-16, Troy Percival 30-14, Jamie Walker 16-10, Franklyn German 13-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Nate Robertson 8-8, Kyle Farnsworth 1-0, Franklyn German 1-2
Batters Faced - Nate Robertson 28, Kyle Farnsworth 5, Ugueth Urbina 4, Troy Percival 7, Jamie Walker 4, Franklyn German 3
Chicago White Sox
Scott Podsednik, LF4000204 .262
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B5130103 .324
Carl Everett, DH3011212 .278
    Pablo Ozuna, PR-DH0000000 .250
   a- Chris Widger, PH-DH1000001 .231
Paul Konerko, 1B4000115 .229
Aaron Rowand, CF4001102 .241
Jermaine Dye, RF4010003 .175
   b- Timo Perez, PH-RF2000012 .167
A.J. Pierzynski, C3120211 .270
Joe Crede, 3B4000106 .299
Willie Harris, SS4000103 .321
Totals3827211432 
a-flied out for Ozuna in the 10th
b-struck out for Dye in the 9th
Batting
2B - Jermaine Dye (2, Robertson)
SF - Aaron Rowand (1)
RBI - Carl Everett (20), Aaron Rowand (7)
2-OUT RBI - Carl Everett (5)
SB - Tadahito Iguchi (2, 3rd base off Farnsworth/Rodriguez)
Team LOB - 16
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Scott Podsednik 1
DP - Podsednik-Konerko
Chicago White Sox
Jose Contreras 6311361 3.04
Luis Vizcaino 1211110 7.43
Damaso Marte 0.2000120 2.53
Dustin Hermanson 2.1200010 0.00
Shingo Takatsu (L,0-1) 1111120 8.10
IBB - Guillen by Luis Vizcaino
HBP - Monroe (by Jose Contreras)
Pitches-Strikes - Jose Contreras 113-63, Luis Vizcaino 24-13, Damaso Marte 15-8, Dustin Hermanson 27-19, Shingo Takatsu 19-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jose Contreras 7-5, Luis Vizcaino 2-0, Dustin Hermanson 3-2, Shingo Takatsu 1-0
Batters Faced - Jose Contreras 25, Luis Vizcaino 6, Damaso Marte 3, Dustin Hermanson 8, Shingo Takatsu 5
Game Information
Attendance - 18313
Game Time - 4:10
Temperature - 46
Umpires - Home - Jerry Layne, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Ed Montague