DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera drove in four runs on his way to becoming just the 39th player in major league history to amass 1,000 extra-base hits Friday night with Mikie Mahtook, J.D. Martinez and John Hicks hitting home runs to power the Detroit Tigers to a 15-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Michael Fulmer (6-3) survived a wobbly three-run fifth inning as he broke a two-game slide in which Detroit was shut out in both starts. Fulmer allowed seven hits and one walk with five strikeouts in seven innings. Arcenio Leon worked the eighth and Blaine Hardy the ninth for the Tigers.
Leury Garcia touched Fulmer for an RBI single in the third inning, by which time Detroit had scored five times, and another while Chicago was getting three runs and three hits in the fifth. Tim Anderson had an RBI single and Melky Cabrera a sacrifice fly in the inning, which began with the Tigers leading 10-1.
Garcia drove in a third run when he grounded out to first in the seventh with runners on first and third for the White Sox, making it 14-5.
Cabrera had an RBI double off Derek Holland (4-5) in the first, scoring on a J.D. Martinez double, and a two-run double that capped a three-run second. Mahtook hit his third home run of the season, a solo shot, with one out in the inning and had an RBI double in the eighth.
Cabrera hit a sacrifice fly to right while the Tigers scored five runs in the third. J.D. Martinez hit his ninth home run of the season leading off, Hicks hit a two-run blast down the left-field line two batters later, his third home run of the season, and Dixon Machado had an RBI triple.
Machado had a two-run double in sixth after Justin Upton ripped an RBI double down the left-field line. Nick Castellanos had an RBI double in the fifth for Detroit.
Holland allowed eight runs, eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. He gave up three home runs and three doubles.
NOTES: Chicago RHP Jake Petricka, out of action since April 5 with a right lat strain, was scheduled to begin a rehab stint with Triple-A Charlotte. He'll be followed Saturday by RHP James Shields, out since April 21 with the same ailment. ... Detroit RHP Armando Gallaraga retired the first 26 batters he faced on June 2, 2010, only to see first-base umpire Jim Joyce muff the call on the potential 27th out. ... The Tigers have the edge over the White Sox in every series at Comerica Park since 2010. ... First-base umpire C.B. Bucknor suffered an apparent leg injury in the bottom of the second inning and was out of the game about 10 minutes before returning. Manny Gonzalez replaced him at first as part of a three-man crew until Bucknor was able to return. ... White Sox RHP Michael Ynoa faced two batters in the third inning but had to come out with a right quad strain. Detroit DH Victor Martinez departed with the flu after four innings.