Bullpen blunders once again give the Tigers another loss, as a pair of Tiger relievers couldn't come through for the team in the end. Esteban Yan lost the Tiger lead in the 8th inning, and then in the 9th, the Tigers brought in Ugueth Urbina, who gave up a walk-off Home Run to White Sox Third Baseman Joe Crede.
Jason Johnson was on the mound, and he started off in strong. In fact, Johnson entered the 7th having only allowed 2 runs. But in the 7th the White Sox were finally able to catch up to him, and chased him in the 7th. Still, Johnson's line wasn't poor - 6 2/3 innings, 5 runs, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts.
But rather it was the bullpen that would have to hang their heads low once again. Esteban Yan entered the 8th with a 1-run lead, but lost that despite not allowing a hit. Ugueth Urbina then closed it out by giving up the game-winning Home Run in the bottom of the 9th.
For the White Sox, Scott Schoenweis wasn't masterful either - allowing 5 runs in 6 innings. But in the end their bullpen was able to do the job, holding the Tigers scoreless over the final 2 innings.
At the plate, the Tigers had a few big hitters. Carlos Guillen blasted a pair of Home Runs en route to his 3-for-5 day. Brandon Inge and Marcus Thames also each had 2 hits and a Home Run.
The Sox star was obviously Joe Crede, whose 9th inning heroics gave Chicago the victory. 1B Paul Konerko also went 2-for-3 with a Home Run and 2 RBI.
The Tigers will now try and salvage a game heading into the finale, as Jeremy Bonderman will face Jon Garland. Scheduled start time is 3:05pm.