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DETROIT — That was one wild scene in the seventh inning, even before Austin Jackson’s career with the Detroit Tigers came to an end by him being pulled from centerfield in the middle of an at-bat in Thursday’s 7-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

Jackson and left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly, who allowed 11 hits and four earned runs over five innings with no strikeouts for the Tigers, were traded as part of a three-team deal that brings David Price to Detroit from Tampa Bay. Jackson came out of the game and was replaced by Rajai Davis.

Fans began clapping, realizing why Jackson was coming out of the game. Some gave him a standing ovation. Jackson hugged several teammates in the dugout.

The Tigers entered the top of the seventh inning tied 4-4 with the White Sox. Joakim Soria, who hasn’t had a good outing since coming to the Tigers in a trade from the Texas Rangers, hit Paul Konerko with a pitch with the bases loaded, bringing home Adam Eaton to give the White Sox the lead.

The White Sox took a 7-4 lead in the eighth inning on an RBI single by Eaton and an RBI double by Alexei Ramirez off Joba Chamberlain.

Chicago took a 3-0 lead with three runs in the top of the second, but the Tigers answered with two runs in the bottom half of the inning and two runs in the third. Eugenio Suarez hit a sacrifice fly to score J.D. Martinez and Jackson singled to center to score Nick Castellanos in the second.

In the third, Torii Hunter tied the game with a solo home run to left-center and J.D. Martinez followed with a home run to right. It was the fifth time this season the Tigers have hit back-to-back home runs.

The White Sox tied the game, 4-4, in the fourth when Moises Sierra singled to center to score Konerko.

 

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