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Al Alburquerque relieved Penny with two on and two out in the seventh and got Paul Konerko to fly out to center. Joaquin Benoit struck out two in a perfect eighth for the Tigers.
The first time the Tigers hosted the White Sox this season, Detroit outscored Chicago 21-3 in a three-game sweep. The White Sox seemed ready to return the favor when they scored three runs in the second.
Alex Rios hit an RBI double, A.J. Pierzynski added a sacrifice fly and Gordon Beckham singled in a run.
But Penny was able to settle down after that. He ended up throwing only 78 pitches.
"Some teams are different. Those guys are really aggressive, and they're doing me a favor by swinging first and second pitch every time," Penny said. "I'm throwing strikes, and they're helping my pitch count, when they had me a little bit on the ropes in the second inning."
NOTES: The White Sox confirmed LHP John Danks is slated to start Wednesday night at Kansas City, although the team did not make a roster move. Danks has been on the DL with a strained right oblique. ... Boesch struck out three times. ... The temperature was 90 degrees at game time. ... Humber struck out the side in the first. ... Chicago's Adam Dunn hit into an odd 5-6 forceout at second base in the third inning when the defense was shifted.
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