The Tigers rallied to beat the Cubs 8-4 on Wednesday night.
“We bounced back,” manager Jim Leyland said. “We had some big hits, timely hits, bullpen did a great job, and a good win for us.”
Boesch had four hits, including a solo homer, and made a diving catch in right field as the Tigers improved to 8-1 in their past nine games against the Cubs. The one loss during that stretch occurred in the series opener Tuesday night, when Peralta made two errant throws from shortstop in the eighth inning that led to the decisive run for Chicago in a 4-3 victory.
“Tomorrow’s a big game for us,” Leyland said, “because you go to Cincinnati and Chicago and you’ve got a chance to win both series. That’s pretty good. You’ve got to try to win each series. If you can do that, then you put yourself back in decent shape.”
With one out and runners on the corners in the sixth, Peralta hit a drive to center for a two-run double that tied it at 4.
Boesch added his seventh homer in the seventh and an RBI single in the eighth, delighting the sizeable portion of Tigers fans among the season-high crowd of 41,326 at Wrigley Field.