MLB: Detroit 4, Chicago White Sox 2

Sept. 2, 2012 at 11:19 PM

DETROIT, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Justin Verlander pitched eight innings of one-run ball Sunday and Detroit forged a tie for the divisional lead with a 4-2 win over the Chicago White Sox.

Verlander (13-7) struck out 11 en route to his first victory in nearly a month, during which he allowed four hits and two walks while tossing 80 of his 124 pitches for strikes.

Jose Valverde corralled his 28th save despite yielding three hits and a run in the ninth as the Tigers completed a three-game sweep of the White Sox and pulled into a tie with them atop the American League Central.

Delmon Young broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run homer in the sixth inning and Brennan Boesch added a solo shot, providing Detroit's offensive spark.

Chicago's Chris Sale (15-6) took the loss, yielding four runs on five hits over six innings.

Alejandro De Aza and Dan Johnson knocked in a run each for the White Sox, who fell for the sixth time in seven games overall.

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