Bryan Holaday


DETROIT — A vital game in a pennant race and a franchise record both took a back seat Wednesday afternoon to harsh accusations from the Detroit Tigers and White Sox denials.


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


Tigers starter Max Scherzer hadn't thrown a complete game in 178 career starts heading into his showdown with Chris Sale on Thursday night.