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Interesting game for the Tigers Thursday afternoon

Jul 12th, 2013 - Sports News

— Joshua Phegley's sixth-inning grand slam gave Chris Sale some long-awaited run support, and Chicago went on to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Thursday in a game that included a bench-clearing altercation shortly after the White Sox took the lead.

Chicago trailed 3-1 when Phegley cleared the bases with a homer off Detroit starter Anibal (AH'-nih-bahl) Sanchez.

Sale allowed three runs in 6 2-3 innings. Addison Reed pitched the ninth for his 23rd save in 27 chances.

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera hit his 30th homer of the year.

In Thursday's game...Detroit reliever Luke Putkonen threw a pitch behind Chicago's Alexei Ramirez, and both benches and bullpens emptied in the top of the sixth inning of Thursday's game between the Tigers and White Sox.

An inning after Chris Sale threw high and inside to Tigers star Prince Fielder, the trouble occurred. Ramirez started toward the mound after nearly being hit, pointing at Putkonen while being restrained by Detroit catcher Brayan Pena.

The situation didn't really escalate, even as players from both teams gathered near home plate.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland looked upset and twice came back out to argue with umpires. Putkonen was replaced by Al Alburquerque.

And in other Tigers news... Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello had his suspension for throwing at Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist reduced to five games.

He'll begin serving it Thursday.

Porcello was initially suspended six games after hitting Zobrist on June 30. He pitched Wednesday night and said before Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox he was ready to start serving the ban.

The suspension should have minimal effect. Porcello wasn't slated to pitch any of the last four games before the All-Star break, and he'll have to miss only the first game after the break, when Detroit can adjust its rotation anyway.

Porcello is 6-6 with a 4.80 ERA. He says he disagreed with baseball's initial decision to suspend him and was surprised by it.

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