The Tigers however found out once again how much they miss Ugueth Urbina, still in his native Venezuela as the search continues for his kidnapped mother. After a 4-run 10th, neither Jamie Walker or John Ennis could close the door on the White Sox, as they matched the output with 4 runs of their own.
An infield single by Aaron Rowand proved to be the difference.
Rowand drove in 3 runs total for Chicago, while Joe Borchard also drove in 3 runs, including his 5th Home Run of the year.
Back on the farm, the Whitecaps lost a heartbreaker, falling 7-5 to Kane County in 16 innings. Cristhian Martinez struggled some, giving up 3 runs in 4 1/3 innings before being pulled in favor of Brian Rogers, who pitched 3 shutout innings. Kenon Ronz had an excellent outing, pitching 2 2/3 hitless innings, and 7 of the 8 outs which he recorded were strikeouts.
Eulogio Delacruz ended up taking the loss, giving up a 2-run Home Run in the top of the 16th, his second inning of work.
The deciding game 5 takes place on Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Daniel Zell will get the start for West Michigan.