The spot starter is now the stopper. Well, Kyle Lobstein was for one day anyway as he shut down the White Sox today at U.S. Cellular Field, throwing 7 2/3 innings of five-hit, one-run ball to help the Tigers beat the White Sox and snap a two-game losing streak.

Lobstein is filling in for Justin Verlander while the team's former Cy Young winner recovers from a triceps injury. If the young left-hander keeps this up, the Tigers are going to have a tough time sending him back down to Toledo.

Not that consistency from a starting pitcher is a bad thing to have. In fact, Lobstein has given the Tigers a shot to win in four of his five starts. Even his last start, in Kansas City, wasn't awful – he gave up four runs in seven innings.

Against Chicago, Lobstein threw strikes and changed speeds, getting through the first three innings without allowing a hit. In the fourth, Melky Cabrera hit a soft grounder to Ian Kinsler at second but Kinsler made a bad throw to first. Cabrera was safe.