MLB: Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 6 (12 innings)

Sept. 22, 2013 at 12:19 AM   |   Comments

DETROIT, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Omar Infante's 12th-inning infield single scored the game-winning run Saturday, capping a wild rally that sent Detroit over the Chicago White Sox 7-6.

The Tigers had been blanked over 7 2/3 innings by Chicago's Chris Sale and were trailing 6-0 entering the last at-bat, but erupted for six runs to mount an improbable comeback.

Miguel Cabrera (3-for-4) and Victor Martinez each drove in a run with none out before pinch-hitter Andy Dirks blasted a three-run homer off Nate Jones, shaving the Tigers' deficit to a run.

After Addison Reed took the mound, Infante, Alex Avila and Austin Jackson each drew a walk to load the bases with one out and Torii Hunter lofted a sacrifice fly to forge a 6-6 tie.

In the 12th, Don Kelly coaxed a leadoff walk from Jake Petricka (1-1) and went to second on an out. Martinez was intentionally walked, Dirks drew an unintentional pass and Infante then scorched a grounder off Petricka's glove for the deciding RBI.

Al Alburquerque (4-3) notched the win for the Tigers, who reduced their magic number for clinching the American League Central to two.

Bryan Anderson delivered a two-run double, while Marcus Semien, Paul Konerko, Jeff Keppinger and Gordon Beckham each had an RBI for the White Sox.

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