Phegley's Slam Leads Sox Over Tigers

Chicago 6, Detroit 3

By Noah Trister
|  Thursday, Jul 11, 2013  |  Updated 3:46 PM CDT
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Phegley's Slam Leads Sox Over Tigers

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Chicago White Sox's Alejandro De Aza is congratulated at home after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning.

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 Sanchez (7-6). Luke Putkonen came on and got one out before throwing a pitch behind Alexei Ramirez, who started toward the mound before being restrained.

Benches and bullpens emptied, but the situation didn't really escalate.

Sale (6-8) 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.

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