Jake Peavy had been excellent for the White Sox all season. In his four previous starts the Sox had won all four games and Peavy figured in on the decision in two of those games. Even more impressive was the fact he had walked only one batter. The luck ran out for Peavy and the Sox on Sunday as the Tigers won the rubber match 7-3.
Peavy started the game off looking as sharp as ever. He retired the first nine batters without breaking a sweat and the Sox (28-33) gave him a 2-0 lead. That all changed in the fourth inning. The Tigers sent nine batters to the plate and six of them scored on just three hits and three walks. The big blow was a grand slam by Ryan Raburn. Peavy earned his first loss of the season dropping his record to 2-1.
Brad Penny got the win for Detroit (31-27). Penny survived a tough first inning and went on to earn the win and improving his record to 5-4 on the season. Three Tiger relievers pitched the final four innings and allowed no runs on just two hits and struckout seven batters.
The Sox now welcome the Seattle Mariners to town for a three game series starting Monday Night.