Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings,
and Jhonny Peralta and Hernan Perez each drove in two runs to power the
Detroit Tigers to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Porcello (7-6) allowed four hits, three walks and had only one strikeout, but
won his third straight start.
The AL Central leaders, who have won three in a row, played without third
baseman Miguel Cabrera. He was held out of the contest due to a sore left hip
Paul Konerko had a two-run double in the ninth inning for the mistake-prone
White Sox, who have dropped five of their last seven contests. They committed
four errors after having three in the opening contest of this four-game series
Hector Santiago (3-6) gave up five hits and six runs -- three earned -- over
six innings. He had six strikeouts.
Chicago wasted a bases-loaded chance in the first inning when Jeff Keppinger
grounded into a force play.
Detroit scored three times in the fourth and sixth frames. In the fourth,
Peralta drove in Matt Tuiasosopo, who reached first on Conor Gillaspie's
fielding error to start the frame.
After Alex Avila walked to fill the bases, Santiago walked Don Kelly before
Perez hit a sacrifice fly to right.
The White Sox put their first two men on base in the fifth, but Josh Phegley
grounded into a double play.
Peralta homered to left in the sixth, and later in the frame, Perez tripled to
deep left. The hit drove in Avila and Perez scored on an error by left fielder
Joaquin Benoit served up Konerko's double after Al Alburquerque walked the
first two batters of the Chicago ninth.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura was ejected only three batters into the game
by first base umpire Gary Darling after Chicago botched a rundown ... Chicago
(39-58) have tied a season-low mark of 19 games under .500.
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