Turner earns first MLB win, helps Tigers sweep ChiSox

Former West Michigan Whitecaps starting pitcher Jacob Turner earned his fist Major League victory last night, in a game that helped Detroit sweep the division rival Chicago White Sox, and putting them 1.5 games ahead in the Central standings. Re-bounding from a rough outing against the Angels last week, Turner pitched well in his 5 1/3 innings of work, giving up 3 runs in the Tigers 6-4 win. He struck-out three batters and never issued a walk. The Tigers have now won five straight and 16 of their last 21 games. Helping out offensively, and also a Whitecaps alum, was Brennan Boesch, who hit a two-run homer in the third inning. This is his second home run in as many games and was 2-3 in the game. Also pitching in was a decent little hitter Miguel Cabrera, who pounded two over the Comerica wall, numbers 299 and 300 respectively. Not bad, maybe we should keep an eye on this guy?

Turner pitched one partial season for the Whitecaps in 2010. He went 2-3 with a 3.67 ERA and 51 strike-outs.

Photo courtesy of the West Michigan Whitecaps

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4 Comments

They must be doing it right in West Michigan AND the big D… here come the Tigers!
–Jeff

Jeff-lots of season left, and the Tigers are just playing well right now, just as much as they were awefull a few weeks ago. The Sox will be right there at the end with them, though, as it will come down to the wire.
–Mike

Although I am a Twins fan (the twins have no chance)… good for the Tigers.
Paul
http://apieceofthegame.mlblogs.com/

Paul-thanks, the Tigers hopefully will keep playing well. The Twins are always tough on divisional opponants, and they’ll be back into contention soon.
–Mike

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