CHICAGO – Far from perfect this time, Armando Galarraga was long gone when Brennan Boesch and Carlos Guillen hit back-to-back homers in a six-run seventh to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Galarraga was the centerpiece of a national story when a blown call against Cleveland last week spoiled a perfect game, but he had a relatively uneventful night Tuesday. He gave up a leadoff single to Juan Pierre in the first after being cheered on his way to the mound and allowed two runs and seven hits in five innings.
Mark Kotsay hit a two-run homer off him in the fourth, but the Tigers got an RBI single from Guillen against Gavin Floyd in the sixth to make it 2-1. Then, they knocked around Matt Thornton and Scott Linebrink, and got the win after dropping two of three at Kansas City over the weekend.