July 11, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Josh Phegley (36) hits a grand slam home run in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

MLB: White Sox Top Tigers Thanks to Phegley


With his team down 3-1 in the sixth inning, Chicago White Sox catcher Josh Phegley blasted a grand slam off Anibal Sanchez of the Detroit Tigers. The White Sox would go on to score one more run in the eighth thanks to a solo shot from Alejandro De Aza, making the final score 6-3. The White Sox are now 36-53 on the season; the Tigers are 50-41, 2.5 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central.

It was only the 18th at-bat in the major leagues for the 25-year-old Phegley, who has hit three home runs since coming up to join the White Sox.

Miguel Cabrera was a bright spot for the Tigers, hitting is 30th home run of the season. Cabrera has hit 30 home runs in 9 of his first 11 seasons in the majors. According to ESPN Stats and Information, only Albert Pujols has achieved more seasons of 30 home runs in his first 11 big league seasons.

The game also featured a benches-clearing scuffle when Luke Putkonen of the Tigers threw a fastball behind Alexei Ramirez, who had to be restrained from charging the pitcher. Of course, nobody was hurt in the fray, but it appeared that both Putkonen and Tigers manager Jim Leyland were ejected.

[Source: ESPN]

 

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