Mikie Mahtook hit a two-run homer and scored
twice for Detroit, and Niko Goodrum supplied two hits and scored
three runs. Dawel Lugo added two hits, a run and two RBIs.
Liriano (4-9) snapped a personal eight-game losing streak that
lasted 17 starts. He pitched the minimum five innings to be
eligible for the win. Liriano allowed three runs (two earned) on
seven hits while striking out five and walking one.
A trio of relievers finished up with four scoreless innings,
including a two-inning stint from Sandy Baez.
Yoan Moncada scored and knocked in a run for the White Sox.
Starter Lucas Giolito (10-10) lasted just 1 1/3 innings while
giving up five runs (four earned) on four hits. Giolito, who won
five of his six previous decisions, held the Tigers to one run
on three hits in seven innings on Aug. 25.
The Tigers built a 5-0 lead in the second inning. Victor
Martinez and Goodrum hit back-to-back singles, and Mahtook
walked to load the bases. Greiner ripped an opposite-field
double to bring home two runs.
One out later, Lugo smoked a double to left center to knock in
two more runs. Jim Adduci's fielder's choice grounder delivered
Lugo with the fifth run.
Detroit tacked on another run in the third when Goodrum drew a
one-out walk, stole second and scored on Greiner's two-out
The White Sox cut the Tigers' advantage to 6-3 in the fourth.
With runners on the corners and no outs, Moncada hit an RBI
single. Adam Engel reached on an infield hit one out later, and
when first baseman Adduci failed to catch Liriano's throw, Kevan
Smith scored. Ryan Cordell knocked in Moncada with a sacrifice
fly for his first career RBI in his second game.
The Tigers extended their lead to 8-3 in the eighth when Goodrum
led off with a single off Aaron Bummer and Mahtook homered to
left-center off Ryan Burr.
--Field Level Media
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