DETROIT — The White Sox loss on Saturday night was one for the record books.
Down by six runs headed to the ninth inning, the Detroit Tigers rallied to tie the game against the White Sox bullpen before they won, 7-6, in 12 innings.
Per the Elias Sports Bureau, the White Sox — who have now played 17,622 games — had never taken a six-run lead into the ninth inning or later and lost.
“Just when you thought you have seen it all you get to see something else,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said.
The rally wiped out a dominant performance by Chris Sale, who earned a no decision despite 7 2/3 shutout innings. Sale, who wasn’t aware of the record when he addressed the media, shook off the tough loss as he has many times before this season.
“It’s baseball,” Sale said. “It’s sports. It’s definitely not the first time it’s happened, and it’s definitely not the last time. This game has been around for 100 years and it’s gotten crazier probably every single year, and it’s probably going to continue to do that. So just keep your head up and not worry about the what-ifs and maybes and worry about what we’ve got tomorrow.”