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Ron Gardenhire called a team meeting Thursday morning

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DETROIT (AP) — and gave his Detroit Tigers a simple message.“Have some fun Garrett Richards Jersey ,” the manager told them. “When you get into a losing streak, it gets hard to do that, but you aren’t going to play good baseball if you aren’t enjoying yourself.”The message worked as the Tigers ended a five-game losing streak with a 9-7 win over the Chicago White Sox. Detroit set season highs for hits (14) and runs.“It was great, because he reminded us that this is a 162-game season,” third baseman Jeimer Candelario said. “If you aren’t having fun, it is going to turn into a really long year.”Nicholas Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera, playing on his 36th birthday, combined for five hits and four RBIs.“When those two guys get going, it can really boost the offense,” Gardenhire said. “We need everyone to help out, but Nick and Miggy are the key to everything.Grayson Greiner had a career-high three hits and two RBIs for the Tigers.With the score tied at 7, Greiner led off the eighth with a single and moved up when Carson Fulmer (0-1) hit both JaCoby Jones and Josh Harrison with pitches.Castellanos and Cabrera put the Tigers ahead with back-to-back sacrifice flies.“He got into a little trouble, tried to get us out of it and it didn’t work out,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “They started out with a bloop hit, and then the next two guys were trying to bunt and he lost his command a little bit.”Drew VerHagen (1-0) picked up the win after recording the last out of the eighth inning. Shane Greene pitched the ninth for his ninth save in nine attempts.Neither starter was involved in the decision. Detroit’s Tyson Ross pitched six-plus innings, allowing five runs — two earned — on seven hits. Ivan Nova gave up six runs on 11 hits in 6 1/3 innings.The Tigers trailed 5-4 going into the bottom of the seventh, but Castellanos ended Nova’s day with a game-tying double with one out http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authent ... art-jersey , and Cabrera greeted Kelvin Herrera with an RBI single.Niko Goodrum doubled and the White Sox loaded the bases by intentionally walking Candelario. Dustin Peterson hit into a force at second, scoring Cabrera with Detroit’s seventh run, but Wellington Castillo tied it with a two-run homer in the eighth.The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Gordon Beckham singled and scored on Greiner’s double. The same pair teamed up again in the fourth, with Beckham singling, stealing second and scoring Detroit’s second run on Greiner’s single.Chicago made it 2-1 in the fifth, then took a 4-2 lead with three unearned runs in the sixth. With two out, Goodrum misplayed Yonder Alonso’s grounder to first and Eloy Jimenez followed with his third home run.“When I hit it, I thought the wind was going to stop it, but I hit it really good,” Jimenez said. “This is a big field.”Tim Anderson singled, stole second and went to third on Greiner’s throwing error. Castillo hit a grounder to short and Beckham misplayed it for Detroit’s third error of the inning as Anderson scored.“I told our guys to forget about it,” Gardenhire said. “It took all of them to make three errors in an inning. I did that once by myself.”Detroit made it 4-all in the sixth on three singles and a wild pitch. Ryan Cordell homered to put Chicago ahead 5-4 in the seventh.TRAINER’S ROOMWhite Sox: Put RHP Lucas Giolito on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring and recalled Fulmer from Triple-A Charlotte.Tigers: Put OF Christin Stewart on the 10-day injured list with a left quad pull sustained on Wednesday night and recalled 1B Brandon Dixon from Triple-A Toledo.CORDELL MAKES QUICK IMPACTCordell was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte before the game, got the start in right field and had three hits, including the seventh-inning homer that gave Chicago a 5-4 lead.“He had a really nice day today,” Renteria said. “We battled all game, and he was a big part of the fight. This is a good start for him, and we’ll see how he continues.”CABRERA’S BIRTHDAYCabrera came into the game with a .389 batting average in 13 games on his birthday and doubled in the first inning before his RBI single in the seventh and sacrifice fly in the eighth.UP NEXTThe teams play the second game of their four-game weekend series on Friday night. Detroit’s Jordan Zimmermann (0-2 Huston Street Jersey , 4.29) will face Chicago’s Carlos Rodon (2-2, 3.27). Arizona Diamondbacks (11-10, second in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (9-10, fourth in the NL Central)Chicago; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Robbie Ray (0-1, 4.64 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 26 strikeouts) Cubs: Tyler Chatwood (0-0, 6.00 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, 6 strikeouts)BOTTOM LINE: Chicago and Arizona will face off at Wrigley Field on Sunday.The Cubs are 4-3 on their home turf. Chicago’s team on-base percentage of .352 is fourth in the National League. Willson Contreras leads the lineup with an OBP of .478.The Diamondbacks are 7-5 on the road. Arizona has slugged .469, good for third in the majors. Christian Walker leads the team with a .706 slugging percentage, including 12 extra-base hits and six home runs. The Diamondbacks won the last meeting 6-0. Zack Greinke earned his third victory and John Ryan Murphy went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs for Arizona. Yu Darvish took his third loss for Chicago.TOP PERFORMERS: Contreras leads the Cubs with six home runs and is slugging .755. Javier Baez is 14-for-44 with five doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Chicago.David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 13 extra base hits and is slugging .568. Walker is 15-for-35 with three doubles, three home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for Arizona.LAST 10 GAMES: Cubs: 7-3, .229 batting average, 1.80 ERA http://www.angelsfanproshop.com/authent ... art-jersey , outscored opponents by 25 runsDiamondbacks: 5-5, .249 batting average, 3.70 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runsCubs Injuries: Brandon Morrow: 10-day IL (elbow), Mike Montgomery: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jon Lester: 10-day IL (hamstring), Kendall Graveman: 60-day IL (elbow), Xavier Cedeno: 10-day IL (wrist), Tony Barnette: 10-day IL (shoulder), Victor Caratini: 10-day IL (hand).Diamondbacks Injuries: Taijuan Walker: 60-day IL (elbow), T.J. McFarland: 10-day IL (shoulder), Silvino Bracho: 60-day IL (elbow), Steven Souza Jr.: 10-day IL (knee), Jake Lamb: 10-day IL (quad), Alex Avila: 10-day IL (quad).

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