Torii Hunter added two RBIs, J.D. Martinez had three hits and
Ezequiel Carrera and Alex Avila each drove in a run and scored for
the Tigers, who pulled within a half-game of first-place Kansas City
in the American League Central. Verlander (12-11) scattered nine
hits and one run while walking two in his second start back after
missing a turn with shoulder inflammation.
Scott Carroll (5-9) was not as sharp and was charged with seven runs
- three earned - on 10 hits in five innings as the White Sox fell
for the ninth time in 10 games. Adam Eaton and Jose Abreu each had
three hits and Adam Dunn drove in a run for Chicago.
Kinslerís RBI double to left plated the tying run in the third and
he came in to score the go-ahead run on Hunterís sacrifice fly one
batter later. Detroit opened things up with a five-run fourth
inning, aided by a pair of errors at first by Abreu.
Nick Castellanos pushed across a run with a groundout, Aliva
delivered an RBI double before scoring on Abreuís error and Kinsler
and Hunter each tacked on an RBI to cap the uprising. Jim Johnson
worked the eighth while Patrick McCoy and Al Alburquerque took care
of the ninth to wrap it up for the Tigers.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Abreu has hit safely in nine straight games and has
multiple hits in five of the last seven contests. Ö The Tigers purchased
the contract of RHP Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo, optioned LHP Kyle
Lobstein and designated RHP Jose Ortega for assignment to clear a spot
on the 40-man roster. Ö Detroit RHP Joakim Soria (oblique) threw off
flat ground for the third time in four days.
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