Gordon Beckham added three hits and an RBI and Adam Eaton drove
in a run among two hits for the White Sox, who snapped a three-game
slide. Hector Noesi (2-4) allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings to earn
his second straight win and three relievers bridged the gap to
Ronald Belisario, who surrendered back-to-back doubles leading off
the ninth before retiring the next three hitters for his sixth save.
Miguel Cabrera was in the starting lineup after leaving Sunday’s
game with hamstring tightness and homered while Victor Martinez
added a two-run blast for the Tigers. Eugenio Suarez added a solo
blast but Rick Porcello (8-4) started for Detroit and was knocked
around for six runs – five earned and nine hits in five-plus
Eaton led off the bottom of the first with a triple and scored on
Beckham’s single that glanced off Porcello’s ankle before the White
Sox made it 2-0 on Gillaspie’s RBI single in the third. Cabrera
blasted a 2-2 fastball halfway up the stands in left-center to get
Detroit on the board in the fourth and Suarez’s solo shot to
left-center tied it in the fifth.
Chicago jumped right back in front in the bottom of the frame,
getting the go-ahead single from Gillaspie before Abreu launched his
18th home run to left-center. Martinez got two runs back on one
swing in the sixth, but Eaton singled in a run in the bottom of the
frame and the White Sox bullpen took care of the rest.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Noesi had gone 40 games – 19 starts – between
victories before earning the win in his last two turns. … Suarez was
playing his fourth major-league game and hit his second homer while
collecting his fourth RBI. … Beckham has recorded multiple hits in
four of the last seven games to lift his average to .298.
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