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Errors costly in Tigers loss The Tigers' Gerald Laird reacts to the strike call in Tuesday's game.
The Tigers' Gerald Laird reacts to the strike call in Tuesday's game.
Published: Wednesday, 6/13/2012

Errors costly in Tigers loss

Peralta has trouble fielding balls in eighth


CHICAGO -- Darwin Barney had three RBIs and the Chicago Cubs used shortstop Jhonny Peralta's two throwing errors in the eighth inning to push across the winning run in a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

With two outs and two on, Tony Campana hit a grounder to Peralta, whose throw pulled Ramon Santiago off the bag at second. Starlin Castro hit another grounder to Peralta and the veteran infielder threw wide of first, allowing Barney to scamper home.

Carlos Marmol (1-2) got the last two outs of the eighth for the victory, and Shawn Camp finished for his first save as the Cubs snapped a seven-game losing streak against Detroit in their first matchup since the Tigers swept a three-game series at Comerica Park from June 23-25, 2009.

Barney had a run-scoring groundout and a clutch two-run double, helping the Cubs build a 3-0 lead hours after they fired hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo. James Rowson, the organization's minor league hitting coordinator, was promoted to replace Jaramillo on an interim basis.

Max Scherzer struck out eight in six innings for Detroit while Phil Coke (1-3) took the loss.

Longtime manager Jim Leyland and the Tigers returned to Wrigley Field for the first time since 2006 and found a receptive audience at the cozy neighborhood ballpark. There were dueling chants of "Let's go Tigers" and "Let's go Cubbies" among the crowd of 41,164, and Detroit jerseys and T-shirts were common in the stands and concourses.

NOTES: The Tigers placed reliever Octavio Dotel on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow and recalled right-hander Luke Putkonen from Triple-A Toledo. The DL stint is retroactive to June 3.

Boswell dies

BALTIMORE -- Dave Boswell, who won 20 games for the Minnesota Twins in 1969 despite missing a couple of weeks after a fight with manager Billy Martin, has died. He was 67.

Boswell went 68-56 for Minnesota, Detroit, and Baltimore from 1964-71. The Orioles say the right-hander died Monday at his home in Joppa, Md.

Boswell pitched in 205 games, 151 of them starts. The Baltimore native threw 37 complete games, including six shutouts, and finished with a 3.52 ERA. Boswell made news off the field that same season. In August, he received 20 stiches after being punched by Martin during a fight in a parking lot in Detroit.

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