Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Justin Verlander allowed one run over eight
innings, Brennan Boesch and Delmon Young both homered and the Detroit Tigers
defeated the Chicago White Sox, 4-2, on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep
and move into a tie atop the AL Central.
Alejandro De Aza returned from the disabled list and belted a leadoff homer
for the White Sox, but Verlander (13-7) allowed just three hits the rest of
the way. The AL's reigning MVP and Cy Young Award winner struck out 11, issued
just two walks, and improved to 12-1 in his last 13 starts against Chicago.
Boesch belted a game-tying homer in the fifth and Young followed with a three-
run blast an inning later. The left fielder finished with seven RBI in the
Jose Valverde allowed Dan Johnson's RBI single in the ninth before flying out
Orlando Hudson with runners on the corners to secure his 28th save of the
Chris Sale (15-6) lasted six innings in the loss and allowed four runs on five
hits with four walks and seven strikeouts. The lefty has lost all three of his
starts against the Tigers this season.
The White Sox have dropped seven straight games against Detroit and six of
their last seven overall.
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