MLB: Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 2

July 24, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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CHICAGO, July 23 (UPI) -- Detroit's Rick Porcello fired seven shutout innings and the Detroit Tigers took advantage of four Chicago errors in the Tigers' 6-2 defeat of the White Sox.

Porcello (7-6), who hadn't pitched in 11 days, overcame some early shakiness to record the victory, scattering four hits. The right-hander overcame three walks and struck out one.

The Tigers broke a scoreless tie with three unearned runs in the fourth, triggered when third baseman Conor Gillaspie couldn't handle Matt Tuiasasopo's lead-off grounder.

After Prince Fielder flew out, Victor Martinez doubled off White Sox starter Hector Santiago and Jhonny Peralta followed with a run-scoring single.

Alex Avila and Don Kelly drew back-to-back walks, forcing in another run, and Hernan Perez capped the uprising with a sacrifice fly.

Peralta later added a solo homer and Perez finished 2-for-3 with two RBI for American League Central-leading Detroit, which won a third straight.

Santiago (3-6) ended up yielding six runs (three earned) on five hits over six full frames.

Paul Konerko drove both Chisox runs.

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