Michael Fulmer allowed only one hit throughout his outting in Chicago today—a home run by Nicky Delmonico—and it took only one hit to get him out of the game, as well.
A hard-hit line drive off the bat of Daniel Palka nailed Fulmer directly in the shin, taking him to the ground in the sixth inning. Fulmer almost immediately got back to his feet, but so fresh off the disabled list and nearing 100 pitches for the game, the decision was made to simply pull him. He is listed as day-to-day with a right shin contusion.
Fulmer’s final line for the day looked good, though his command wasn’t as good as one would hope. He went 5 2⁄3 with 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, and 5 K on 96 pitches.
Niko Goodrum balanced things out for the Tigers in the sixth with a home run of his own.
Drew VerHagen came on for Fulmer to finish off the inning and did so in a scoreless fashion, then gave way for Blaine Hardy who struck out three and gave up only a single hit in two innings of work.
In the top of the ninth inning Victor Martinez continued his farewell tour in fine fashion with a solo home run to give the Tigers the lead.
The lead was short-lived, however, as Shane Greene came on to save the game, and Fulmer-slayer Palka hit a home run of his own (his 21st of the season) to tie things up again 2-2.
Aaaand a Matt Davidson 2-run walk-off home run was the final nail in the coffin for the game, given the White Sox a 4-2 victory.
Who was the Tigers’ player of the game?
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Not Shane Greene