Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Dayan Viciedo hit a pair of homers, including a
three-run blast during a seven-run eighth inning, as the Chicago White Sox
beat the Detroit Tigers, 11-4, in the opener of a three-game set at Comerica
Adam Dunn also homered during the decisive eighth inning, connecting on a two-
run shot off Detroit starter Justin Verlander to break a 1-1 tie and help the
White Sox end a four-game slide. Dunn finished 3-for-5 with three RBI.
Alex Rios added a career-high six hits, drove in two runs and stole two bases,
and Chicago starter Jose Quintana outdueled Verlander, as Chicago won for just
the third time in 13 games. Quintana (4-2) allowed just three runs on six
hits, striking out seven and walking one, to win for the first time since May
Matt Tuiasosopo had a solo homer and Miguel Cabrera had a two-run shot for
Detroit, which lost for just the second time in eight games.
Verlander (9-6) was tagged for five runs on 12 hits with just three strikeouts
and one walk over seven-plus innings.
The trouble for Verlander began when Rios led off the eighth with his fourth
hit of the night, marking the only time a batter has had four hits in a game
against the righthander. After Rios stole his second base of the night, Dunn
lined a 3-2 pitch into the seats in right for to give Chicago a 3-1 lead.
Verlander was pulled after Jeff Keppinger and Conor Gillaspie followed Dunn's
blast with singles to put runners on the corners. Viciedo then greeted Detroit
reliever Al Alburquerque with a three-run homer for a five-run cushion.
Rios later drove in another run with a single and Dunn followed with an RBI
base hit to make it 8-1.
Cabrera hit his 29th homer of the season in the bottom of the eighth inning,
but it wasn't enough for Detroit. Quintana got Prince Fielder to ground out to
second for the final out of the inning and Chicago added three more runs in
the ninth on RBI singles by Keppinger, Rios and Alexi Ramirez to ice the win.
Don Kelly had a solo homer in the ninth for Detroit against reliever Simon
Castro to cap the scoring.
Viciedo finished with three hits and four RBI for Chicago, which finished with
a season-high 23 hits.
Tuiasosopo started the scoring, hitting a homer to start the bottom of
the fifth, but Viciedo blasted a two-out solo shot in the sixth to knot
the game at 1-1.
Quintana entered the game with a Major League-leading 12 no-decisions,
including seven straight.
The Detroit Tigers placed second baseman Omar Infante on the 15-day disabled
list with a left ankle sprain on Tuesday and recalled infielder Hernan Perez
from Double-A Erie ... Viciedo has seven home runs this season ...
Tuiasosopo now has five home runs this year... Rios has 19 stolen bases this
season ... Dunn went 2-for-4 and now has 62 hits this season with 24 being
home runs. He also has 60 RBI on the season ... Cabrera has 92 RBI this
season, the most in baseball ... Chicago beat Detroit for just the third time
in 12 outings ... This was the first meeting of the season between the two
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