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Chicago's rally made a winner of Mark Buehrle (8-5), who allowed 10 hits. Detroit had a runner on in each of his six innings, but the Tigers managed just two unearned runs off the left-hander and stranded nine runners while Buehrle was in the game.
"We had a couple of chances but just couldn't get the big hit," Leyland said. "It wasn't like we were knocking the ball around. There was a couple of plays they didn't make to get Buehrle out of innings, so it wasn't like we roughed the ball up too good tonight."
Below allowed six hits and four runs in 4 2-3 innings.
"I thought he was fine," Leyland said. "He found the strike zone pretty good but couldn't do much with his breaking ball. It looked like he was overthrowing it and it just stayed up on him."
Below said he was more at ease than he was in his first outing.
"I was a lot more comfortable," Below said. "I was able to command some things a little bit better. My curveball wasn't as good today. I'm still trying to get my grip and feel like sometimes I rush it. (I'm) still trying to figure everything out."
Miguel Cabrera connected on his 21st homer for Detroit, a solo shot off reliever Jesse Crain in the seventh. However, Cabrera also dropped a throw at first base when Pierre was caught off the back on a pick-off attempt, contributing to Chicago's three-run fifth.
Chicago's defense struggled in the second, leading to a pair of unearned runs for the Tigers. Magglio Ordonez singled with two outs and made it to third when White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham dropped Cabrera's popup into shallow center for an error.
Victor Martinez added an RBI single before Jhonny Peralta hit another shallow pop to left center that fell in front of Chicago center fielder Alex Rios. Detroit's second run scored on the play.
NOTES: Buehrle improved to 18-9 in his career against the Tigers and to 7-1 in his past 11 starts against them. ... After Cabrera's homer in the seventh, Detroit had runners at first and second, but when Crain's low pitch bounced off catcher A.J. Pierzynski, the ball ricocheted to Crain, who threw to second to get Carlos Guillen for the final out.
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