DETROIT >> The Detroit Tigers jerseys looked dormant with the bats until a pitch from Chicago cheap Chris Sale jersey hit cheap Victor Martinez jersey around the back of his left shoulder.
Then tempers flared, the benches and bullpens emptied and Sale shutout didn last much longer.
Martinez came around to score the tying run in the sixth inning, and after Sale came out of the game, Chicago bullpen was no match for the Tigers jerseys. Detroit won 6 1 on Wednesday and clinched a spot in the postseason when Seattle lost to Toronto.
The worst the Tigers jerseys can end up with now is a wild card. Detroit is trying for its fourth straight AL Central crown, and the Tigers jerseys took a two game lead over second place Kansas City, which lost at Cleveland. Detroit magic number to clinch the division is three.
With one out in the sixth and Chicago up 1 0, Sale first pitch to Martinez hit the Detroit slugger. Martinez walked slowly to first, and the two started jawing at each other. Sale appeared to point out toward center field in agitated fashion as Martinez went to first.
were claiming that someone with binoculars in center field was giving signs to Victor, Tigers jerseys manager Brad Ausmus said. think it a little weak that they would hit him. If they injure Victor there and we in the playoff hunt, that bad news. That just can happen.
clearly did it on purpose. He made it obvious.
was just throwing my arms up, like you do when you are upset, the left hander said. wasn really trying to control where they pointed.
was a fan that was just wearing me out in the bullpen before the game, telling me that I wasn any good, and telling me how much Victor was going to hit me, Sale said. that was just having some fun with him.
Sale allowed a run and four hits in six innings. He struck out 10 and walked three, becoming his franchise career leader with his 18th game of at least 10 strikeouts. Ed Walsh had 17.
But Chicago slim lead slipped away after he hit Martinez.
think he just woke the whole team up, said Martinez, who is 15 of 29 for his career off Sale.
The benches and bullpens emptied, but order was quickly restored. Martinez followed with a double and cheap Nick Castellanos jersey hit a sacrifice fly to tie it at 1.
cheap Ian Kinsler jersey wholesale baseball jerseys RBI double the following inning off cheap Javy Guerra jersey (2 4) put Detroit ahead, and when Kinsler reached second, he put his hands up in front of his eyes, pantomiming someone looking through binoculars.
cheap Miguel Cabrera jersey added a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Detroit scored three runs in the eighth on a well executed squeeze play by cheap Andrew Romine jersey and RBI singles by cheap Rajai Davis jersey and Kinsler.
Cabrera struck out four times, only the third time in his career that happened and the first time since Sept. 17, 2010.
White Sox jerseys: After the bench clearing incident, Sale pitched the rest of the sixth before being pulled after 101 pitches. Manager Robin Ventura was already trying to ease the left hander into the offseason. Sale finishes the year at 174 innings after missing a month early on with a muscle strain near his left elbow.
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