May 5, 1985 Game 295: White Sox (9-11) at Tigers (13-8)

The Tigers currently have won 5 in a row and are looking for a sweep of the White Sox in today's rubber match.  The Tigers send Dan Petry to the mound, who has been a solid performer.  The White Sox counter with Floyd Bannister and he needs to find his rhythm if the White Sox want to contend in the West.

Today's game provided plenty of excitement as Luis Salazar and Kirk Gibson would try and lead their teams to victory.  In the 2nd inning Salazar would get the White Sox on the board with a 2 run homer off of Petry and the White Sox lead it 2-0.  The Tigers would get 1 of those runs back in the bottom half of the inning when with runners on 2nd and 3rd Brookens singles up the middle and Herndon scores to make it a 2-1 White Sox lead.

In the 4th Salar is at again as he takes a Petry slider that hung over the plate a little to long and he crushed into the leftfield upper deck for another 2 run homer and now the White Sox have a 4-1 lead.  The Tigers would also get one of those runs back to make it 4-2 when Whitaker hits a single to right that would score Garbey from 2nd. 

In the 5th The Tigers make it 4-3 Gibson would score from 2nd on Herndons single.  However in the 7th the White Sox would add to their lead on Hulett's 2 run homer and giver the White Sox a 6-3 lead.  The Tigers come right back in the bottom of the inning when Gibson and Herndon hit solo homers to make it 6-5 White Sox.  The Tigers threaten with a couple of flyball to the warning track but can't take the lead and the White Sox hold their lead.  Kirk Gibson was a single away from hitting for the cycle.

The Final Score 6-5 White Sox