J.D. Martinez


DETROIT — All he needed was a strike and Jose Quintana could have avoided what has developed into his worst possible matchup.


DETROIT — The throw to second base was there. The shortstop was incensed by the safe call when he tagged the runner out. The umpire authoritatively ruled the runner had safely reached the bag.


DETROIT -- Benches and bullpens cleared but no punches were thrown on Wednesday afternoon after Chris Sale hit Victor Martinez with a pitch.


Though not the flamethrower of old, Justin Verlander was very good on Friday night. Scott Carroll and the White Sox defense were not.